iPhone 7 specs: DSLR-level camera?

iPhone 7 specs: DSLR-level camera?We’re partly relaying this news since it’s genuinely quite interesting, but partly on account of the ridiculousness of discussing a phone that’s in all likelihood some 10 months away from release. Yep, it’s the iPhone 7! Or perhaps that should be iPhone 6S, hmm.

In any case, the story goes that the next iPhone will mark a massive leap in Apple smartphone camera tech – the biggest leap ever.

The speech bubbles in question were produced by John Gruber of Daring Fireball on this episode of The Talk Show, and when Gruber talks Apple, people – including us – tend to listen.

Gruber credits "a birdie of a birdie" when he says that "next year's [iPhone] camera might be the biggest camera jump ever."

More specifically: "I've heard that it's some kind of weird two-lens system where the back camera uses two lenses and it somehow takes it up into DSLR quality imagery."

It’s not clear if this ties in with an Apple patent filing we originally reported back in April 2012, detailing a “removable back panel” and “second backside camera”. And how about interchangeable lenses?

Interestingly, Sony announced a new sensor yesterday, namely the EXMOR RS IMX230. Might it find its way into the next iPhone?

Given that the iPhone has gone from 3G to 3GS, iPhone 4 to 4S, and iPhone 5 to 5s (and 5c), it’s probably reasonable to expect that the iPhone 6 (and 6 Plus) will be succeeded by the iPhone 6S. Full story in September 2015.

via: The Tech Block

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 18, 2014 at 14:42

Honestly: I tried the iPhone 6 Plus. The camera is very competent.
It's not the problem.
Apple have to really really deal with iOS itself. It is dated. It's no longer adequate on larger screens. It's still fast and efficient and all of that. But it makes no use of all that 'extra' screen estate. In fact, compared to BB10 or WP and even Android on some devices, it's extremely dull on larger displays. It's no biggie per se - apps are still excellent etc... But the new iPhones really show iOS's weaknesses. That is just me, of course. If the iPhone 6 is your first real high-end phone, you'll see it differently.

justmetoo  Nov. 18, 2014 at 18:34

you just arent going to get DSLR quality pics without a dslr sized sensor, plain and simple

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 18, 2014 at 19:10

you just arent going to get DSLR quality pics without a dslr sized sensor, plain and simple Yes, that, too...


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