Apple might be initiating a significant leap in the sensor resolution for the iPhone 5S’ camera, which reports from MacRumours suggest could be capped at 12 megapixels.
The iPhone 5 has an eight megapixel snapper which is widely regarded to be one of the best on the market, although rival devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, have been revealed to have 13 megapixel units onboard.
As well as having a 12 megapixel sensor, the next iPhone will apparently feature lens optics that make it a better performer in low light.
Photographers will tell you that megapixel counts are not necessarily the most important aspect of a digital camera, which is an argument supported by the HTC One, which only has a four megapixel camera but uses an advanced sensor to deliver class-leading performance.
Average smartphone owners are also being enticed by software-based camera features, which is an area that Samsung and LG have both been excelling in over the past couple of years.
If the iPhone’s camera does get a resolution boost, then you can expect uploads to Instagram and other social sharing services to improve in size, if not overall image quality.