A newly surfaced report is suggesting that Apple could stick to the 8MP rear-facing camera sensor for its September bound iPhone 6s. This move from Apple has been termed as a major disappointment for the sensor supplier in terms of earnings. Read on for further details.
The report coming in from TaipeiTimes re-affirms some of our beliefs that Apple is likely to be sticking to the 8-megapixel sensor for some time, unless and until it feels photo quality has hit a dead end with this pixel range. Apple has always had a flair for including newer and better camera tech in all its phones, with no real stress on the number of pixels, as is the trend these days with most Android smartphones out there today.
Jeff Pu, a Taipei based analyst says that given this move – or for that matter the lack of it – the camera module manufacturer, Largan Precision is unlikely to really push earnings growth to a desirable increase. According to TaipeiTimes, "Pu said that Largan’s sales for last month came in below expectations due to lower demand for Apple iPhones, a smaller proportion of iPhone 6 Plus models in Largan’s shipment mix and weak demand from Chinese handset brands."
Pu also identified the shift in focus for high-end-smartphones from pixel count to "new features, such as optical image stabilization and fast autofocus, which benefit module makers more than lens makers, in our view." However, Pu insists that since the iPhone 6s will not be pushing a larger than 8MP camera to the market, Largan Precision Co. will face difficulties in increasing its stock price in H2 2015. However, this could spell some pretty interesting features for consumers of the iPhone 6s once it’s launched, and they really do not care about a supplier’s stock prices.
It has been rumored that the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus could end up with some pretty amazing camera features that would be a considerable jump in tech than what fans have become accustomed to. There are also rumors about the possible use of a dual-lens system to incorporate an optical zoom like capability. So much so, the camera results are being speculated to boast a DSLR likeness which is a staggering claim honestly. Maybe a bit overhyped, but the new generation iPhone may be looking to become the DSLR of smartphones.
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