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iOS 9 beta code hints at 1080p front-facing FaceTime camera

iOS 9 beta code hints at 1080p front-facing FaceTime camera
iOS 9 beta code hints at 1080p front-facing FaceTime camera
The iPhone 6s could sport a FHD FaceTime camera with Flash and a 240 FPS mode

Though resolution, Touch Force, and A9 SoC rumors already exist on the eventual iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, there have been little on the rear and front cameras. Now, code discovered by developer Hamza Sood reveals some interesting details on these lenses and Apple's potential direction with them.

The source claims that iOS 9 makes many references to cameras, including 1080p FaceTime, slow motion mode, panorama mode, and Flash for the front-facing camera. Currently, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus officially support up to 720p recording and there is also no iPhone on the market with built-in Flash for a FaceTime camera. Thus, it is possible that Apple will want to capitalize on the selfie trend by improving the iSight cameras in the next iterations of the iPhone 6 models.

Front-facing 8 MP cameras are common on many mainstream and flagship smartphones including the HTC Desire 820, Huawei P8, Ascend P7, Honor 6 Plus, LG G4, and the Xiaomi Mi 4. The HTC Desire Eye in particular uses a 13 MP front-facing camera.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-06-12 (Update: 2015-06-12)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.