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