The iPhone at the moment features a front-facing camera that takes VGA quality photos and videos. While some have griped about its poor quality, the reason behind the choice of VGA is so that video conferences and FaceTime calls can be smoother as it would transfer less data. Either way we’re sure that there are people out there who wish that the front-facing camera would be of better quality, and assuming KGI analyst Mingchi Kuo’s predictions come true, your wish may very well be granted.
In a note he made out to investors earlier this week, Kuo stated that he expected Apple to be making “quite a few essential adjustments” to the next-gen iPhone, among them being the upgrade of the front-facing camera to HD quality. Granted video conferences would certainly look better in 720p quality, but depending on your connection this could prove to be either a great experience or a laggy one. He also mentioned that he believes the front-facing camera could be moved to the middle, much like how it is currently positioned on the iPod touch.
He also noted that the rear-facing camera will remain at 8MP, but the good news is that it will have its maximum aperture raised from f/2.4 to f/2.2. This should allow the iPhone to snap better photos in low-light conditions. Apart from that, he has also said that the camera module will be thinner and this is to accommodate the new iPhone’s thinner body which he believes will measure 7.9mm thin. Will his predictions come true? So far if there is one rumor that many can agree on is the 4” display, but until we see the device for ourselves. treat this as a rumor and take it with a grain of salt.