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