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iPhone 6S / 7 To Keep 8MP Camera [Report]

Which iPhone 6S / iPhone 7 is more believable? Take your pick…

iPhone 6S / 7 To Keep 8MP Camera [Report]

The iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 continue to be the center of rumors making their way through the tech community. One of the most persistent rumors is that Apple’s next iPhone will have an improved camera—perhaps even one that finally has more than 8 megapixels.

However, a new report discounts that rumor.

How great with the iPhone 6S camera be?

The Taipei Times reports (as spotted by G for Games) that the iPhone 6S will have the same 8-megapixel camera as the iPhone 6. The website cites Jeff Pu, an analyst with Yuanta Securities Investment Consulting Co., for the report.

Pu made his comments in relation to Largan Precision Co.’s earnings for this year, saying that since Apple will probably stick with the 8-megapixel camera for the iPhone 6S, there are few near term catalysts for Largan. Apple has been using an 8-megapixel camera since 2011 and continues to lag behind competitors that have since upgraded to 13 megapixels and even 20 megapixels in some cases.

Largan’s most recent earnings report showed disappointing sales, and Pu said this was due to lower demand for iPhones—an observation that contradicts what virtually all U.S.-based analysts have been saying. Multiple firms have stated that demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus remains robust.

Rumors about the iPhone 6S, iPhone 7

As usual, rumors about Apple’s next iPhone continue to fly. Today’s report about the camera for the iPhone 6S is interesting in light of a rumor we heard last month that suggested the next iPhone would have the biggest camera upgrade ever.

Apple tends to focus more on features than pixel count, so it is still possible that the next iPhone’s camera will have some great new features. However, keeping the camera at 8 megapixels could be a bit of a disappointment for some.

There has also been a smorgasbord of other iPhone 6S rumors, like one that suggests the iPhone 6S will come out in April with the Apple Watch and that the iPhone 7 will be arriving this fall. Also the iPhone 6S could get a big-time boost in memory and offer additional RAM and the Force Touch feature that’s in the Apple Watch.