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With a bigger screen it makes sense to include a bigger camera. That’s the latest rumor coming out of China and one that could see the iPhone 6 ship with a 13 megapixel (MP) camera attached to the rear side.
The new sensor module would boast a 1/2.3” sensor that is capable of recording 1080p videos. The unit would be provided by Sony, who has previously created the camera modules for the 4S, 5, and 5S. Currently Apple use the Sony Exmor series but would be looking to use the IMX220 instead in the next model.
The 5S saw the sensor remain at 8MP but increased aperture sizing to f/2.2. This allows the sensor to capture more light when taking a picture. Of course, simply increasing the megapixel count for the iPhone 6 won’t automatically result in better images.
Another rumor out of China seems to suggest that the iPhone 6 won’t be receiving a huge battery upgrade. Blog NWE posted images of a battery with 1810 mAh capacity. This is an increase of 16% over the iPhone 5s but a bigger screened model is likely to need more juice to power it, making the difference marginal. However, Apple may be working on software solutions to reduce the battery drain of a larger screen.
Several dummy models of a bigger iPhone 6 have surfaced and YouTube blogger Marques Brownlee even got hold of a sapphire screen for it. This unit measure in at 4.7-inches and definitely points to the likelihood that the screen will increase when the next model is unveiled.