The iPhone 6S will have the ability to record ultra high definition 4K video, putting it alongside major rivals such as Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and LG’s G4.
The news comes courtesy of a leak to China’s Sina Weibo network, with a user posting what seem to be documents from Apple’s assembly partner Foxconn.
They detail how Apple is plotting to significantly up its game when it comes to the iPhone’s camera. As well as offering 4K video smarts, the new iPhone will apparently cram in a five megapixel front–facing camera with improved wide angle skills, while also upping the megapixel count round the back to 12.
While that remains low compared to handsets by Samsung, LG and HTC, it’s not an issue that has hampered Apple in the past. The iPhone’s camera has consistently matched and bettered the competition in recent years.
The inclusion of 4K raises more questions than it answers. Will there be enough storage space on an iPhone for significant numbers of recordings? It seems unlikely. In that case, will Apple offer more free iCloud storage for those who want to use the feature?
Previous gossip has claimed Apple is priming a ‘DSLR–style’ camera for the iPhone 6S, without offering details. All is likely to be revealed officially at some point in the autumn.
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