Ever since the launch of the iPhone 4, Apple has garnered quite the reputation for offering great photo quality on its iPhone line-up. Rumors and even some recent patents have assured that the iPhone 6 will step-it-up a notch with some additional innovation when it comes to camera optics, and more credible sources have now spelled out what to expect.
Even though some were worried of another 8MP-camera iPhone, Apple’s Taiwanese supply chain are saying that the number is either 10MP or more when it comes to image resolution. They also claim that this camera will have a wider f/1.8 aperture, and that this will be enhanced by a new interchangeable lens technology that’s being dubbed Arton, which is made of transparent resin. We also get a close confirmation to the claims of a replaceable lens on this camera. These lenses will be made by Japanese company JSR, and the technology is being dubbed ARTON, which is composed of transparent resin. According to JSR:
“ARTON is superior in optical characteristics, dimension stability, and is a transparent resin (cyclic olefin resin) of a high heat resistance. ARTON is one of the high functional resins best suited for optical applications such as optical films, light guiding plates, optical lenses etc.”
Obviously we have seen Apple cancel last-minute plans due to technological difficulties, so let’s see if these new camera innovations reach the iPhone 6.