The iPhone 6s' Biggest Upgrade Is All About That Camera

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The iPhone 6s seems to be a boring upgrade as far as aesthetics go. Surprise! It’s going to look almost identical to the year-old iPhones already out there. But as we approach ever closer to that September 9 Apple event, more leaks are fleshing out what exactly the 6s is going to deliver on the inside. And it looks like it’s all about that camera.

Right now, the iPhone 6 has an 8-megapixel camera with no ability to shoot video in 4k. That last fact is quite the bummer for a smartphone in 2015. But according to 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman, Apple’s going to change that with the iPhone 6s by adding 4k recording along with an improved 12 megapixel sensor.

Gurman also says that the front-facing camera will get some attention with a better sensor for FaceTime recording and selfies, and that the camera app will be updated so that the screen flashes white when you take a picture. This refutes earlier rumors that the iPhone 6s camera would have a separate LED flash on the front. The front camera may also receive panoramic selfies and slow-mo 720p video as well.


Apple’s next iPhone will likely come with lots of other neat additions like Force Touch and a faster A9 processor, but it’s the camera that’s getting the most attention. It’s one of the biggest upgrades to the iPhone’s camera in years and will most likely be the main focus of Tim Cook and company’s chat in Cupertino in a few weeks time.