When it comes to smartphone cameras, Apple has actually done a pretty decent job with their iPhones. Now we have stressed about this before and that is megapixels don’t really mean so much unless you’re looking to blow photos up and print them on huge billboards, but for those who are counting megapixels, 2018’s iPhones could be worth looking forward to.
In a report from DigiTimes (via MacRumors), it seems that Apple is apparently looking at increasing the megapixel count on its rear-facing cameras for future iPhones. If you were hoping that it would be for this year’s iPhones, you will probably be disappointed because the report claims that production is only slated for October 2017, meaning that at the earliest it will be for 2018’s iPhones and onwards.
The report is saying that Apple has tapped Largan Precision over in Taiwan to be its supplier as apparently the company is the only one (to date) that can meet Apple’s minimum yield rate, at least as far as these new sensors are concerned. Now it is possible that this year’s iPhone could sport better optics, especially given that based on the leaked photos, the iPhone 8 appears to have a new camera orientation, although the significance of this orientation remains to be seen, if accurate at all.
In any case DigiTimes doesn’t exactly have the most successful rate when it comes to reporting Apple-related rumors, so take it with a grain of salt for now, but more details about the iPhone 8 should be revealed next Tuesday.
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