There has been a lot of buzz and speculation lately about possible new features and design coming with Apple’s next generation iPhone. One in particular focuses on its camera, which some are saying will be “the biggest camera jump ever,’ according to podcast host John Gruber, as reported by iClarified.
In Gruber’s The Talk Show podcast, he passes on a rumor he says he heard “from a birdie who knows a birdie.”
He notes that every year the iPhone cameras have gotten significantly better—important to anyone who cares about photography—and says there is no reason for that trend to stop.
“But the specific thing I heard is that next year’s camera might be like the biggest camera jump ever,” Gruber said, adding, “I don’t even know what sense this makes but I’ve heard that it’s some sort of weird two-lens system where the back uses two lenses and somehow that takes it up into SLR quality imagery.”
There are some two lens systems out there that Apple could use for the next generation iPhone, reports iClarified.
The HTC One (M8) already features a Duo Camera with an HTC UltraPixel module and special depth sensor. The Duo Camera is claimed to be able to create professional-looking portraits and includes the ability to add animations to an image. And with Dimension Plus, the user can change image angle with just a tilt of the screen.
In addition, an outfit called Corephotonics has developed a 13-megapixel camera system that the company says can perform optical zoom of up to five times without any moving parts.
At this point, what the next iPhone will look like is anybody’s guess. But stay tuned to the rumor mill. Speculation about the next generation iPhone is sure to keep it running at top speed.