“If well-regarded Apple commentator John Gruber is correct, the centerpiece of next year’s iPhone could be ‘the biggest camera jump ever,'” Mark Rogowsky reports for Fortune. “Gruber has a weekly podcast during which he dropped the rumor: ‘The specific thing I heard is that next year’s 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.'”
“It’s possible then that these rumors refer not to 2015′s Apple smartphone but 2016′s model, which presumably would come in an entirely new form factor,” Rogowsky reports. “Or perhaps the upgrade for next year is less radical than a dual-lens design and is more along the lines of much improved video and a bump in megapixels without the noise increase that typically entails.”
Rogowsky reports, “Yes, it’s just November and iPhone 6 has been on sale for only 2 months. But with Apple, it’s hard not to look ahead to what’s coming next.”
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