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Next-Generation iPhone to Have Improved Cameras

Screen Shot 2012-06-01 at 2.11.22 PM.pngMing-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities (via MacRumors) is reporting that Apple will be making improvements to both the front and rear cameras on the next-generation iPhone. He claims these improvement comes from Apple wanting to make the device thinner and to better work with a 16:9 display that the new iPhone will likely sport.

The camera module will stay at 8 megapixels, but the aperture will be opened from f/2.4 to f/2.2, which will reduce the thickness of the module by 0.5mm.

Kuo argues that with the introduction of a 16:9 display, Apple will be forced to upgrade the front-facing camera to HD quality, up from current VGA quality. This makes sense considering HD video has a 16:9 aspect ratio that would match the new screen, whereas VGA has a 4:3 aspect ratio that works nicely with current screens.

To reduce the thickness of the front-facing camera, Apple will be adopting a flip-chip packaging for the module, which will help to simplify lens production by including the blue filter.

I have no insider information, but none of this sound unreasonable to me. Apple is always shooting for thinner/lighter, and better cameras and display are all par for the course.

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  • Yes, new iPhone version is surely improving camera quality because many smart phones come into the market now with high-quality cameras.