If you were hoping that Apple would finally add more megapixel power to its smartphone cameras with the iPhone 6s, you may be out of luck. G for Games points us to a new report in Taipei Times that claims the upcoming iPhone 6s will still only feature an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, even though some fans may have been hoping for a more pixel-packed 13-megapixel module.
The Taipei Times piece quotes analyst Jeff Pu of Yuanta Securities Investment Consulting Co., who says that Apple plans to stick with an 8-megapixel camera for its next model while also noting that he doesn’t expect to see too many flagship phones make the jump to 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel cameras this year due to supply constraints.
While this rumor may be disappointing to anyone who wanted a higher resolution camera on their next iPhone, we should recall that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have both been widely lauded for their high camera quality despite the fact that both devices have rear-facing cameras of “only” 8 megapixels. While specifications are important, they don’t tell us everything about a phone’s performance and we imagine the iPhone 6s will still be able to take gorgeous pictures regardless.