The iPhone 6s will boast 12MP camera, 4K video recording, and improved selfies

iPhone 6s camera housing

Throughout the start of 2015, there have been rumors and circulations regarding the next-generation iPhone’s camera, with several reports pointing to a 12-megapixel shooter.

Now, based on a report published recently by 9to5Mac, those rumors have been given a bit more meat. According to the report, if accurate, it means that Apple will upgrade the megapixel count within its iPhone lineup for the first time since the launch of the iPhone 4S back in 2011. This means the new cameras in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will jump up to 12-megapixels, rather than stick on the 8MP as is present in the current generation of devices.

And, according to sources, based on information gleaned regarding Apple’s incoming A9 processor, and the upgraded image signal processor along with it, images will not be washed out, or otherwise see a decrease in quality. Couple that with the new 12MP shooter, and it certainly sounds like a nice improvement to Apple’s already impressive camera.

Apple is also including a new level of video recording, too, adding in 4K recording. That’s a big addition for Apple’s cameras, to be sure, and so it shouldn’t be surprising if Apple uses it as a major bullet point for selling the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

The front-facing camera is said to get a boost, too, including an upgraded sensor for better overall quality of video and images. While some individuals have speculated in the past that Apple would include an LED flash on the front of the handset, based on this report’s information that is not the case. Instead, when the front-facing camera is activated, and a photo is snapped, the screen will quickly flash a white screen to brighten up the image. This is similar to the way that Apple’s Photo Booth works, as well as the poplar Snapchat.

The front-facing camera will reportedly also get 720p slow motion video recording, as well as panorama shots.

It certainly sounds like Apple is putting a big focus on the camera, and that will more than likely be a welcomed presence for the new iPhones when they launch later this year. As it stands, it’s expected that Apple will hold its event on September 9.

[via 9to5Mac]