Few days ago we have showed you how the next iPhone would look like in a new iPhone 8 concept and now we’ve got some alleged news about the next-gen Camera tech on the upcoming iPhone. According to John Guber, the next iPhone camera will be getting doozy and while said that Apple is working on a dual lens camera system for the iPhone rear camera for the next iteration, which he heard “from a bride of a birdie”.
John Gruber isn’t one for idly throwing guesswork out into the public domain, it’s usually very much considered and if he’s been given the inside scoop by someone in the center, then extremely accurate also. If he says something about the next Apple camera being a large jump over what’s currently available, people however tend to take notice.
He himself says that his sources have told him that the next camera to come out of the Apple laboratories will feature not one but two lenses, best camera ever to arrive in an Apple device, aka new iPhone.
The specific thing I heard is that next years camera might be the biggest camera jump ever. I don’t even know what sense this makes, but 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.
DLSR? Now you have our attention.
The photos that come out of the current crop of iPhones are already top notch as far as smartphones are considered and if the next iPhone could start kicking out images the likes of which smartphone users just can’t get elsewhere then things purportedly start to get interesting. While talking about the iPhone DUOS camera, this two camera system sounds remarkably similar to HTC’s Duo Camera already incorporated on the One M8.
HTC’s integration allows the two lenses to work together in order to shift focus with the secondary lens used to provide extra information to the primary. Which the second camera lens uses depth sensor to produce DSLR-like shallow depth of field. This could possibly be what Gruber meant by “DSLR quality imagery”, as the shallow depth of field is one of those things DSLRs do perfectly well with their bigger lens and sensors on board that user can’t get on mobile phones naturally.
The iPhone 6 just launched and available in almost all the international markets and once we’ll know for sure once the iPhone 6s leaks start to pop up, and given the never ending cycle, that shouldn’t be too long to wait. Gruber track record until now never gone wrong.