iPhone 6 selfie/front camera?

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  1. jhtrico1850 macrumors regular

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    Right now, the front camera is good enough for iMessage and Instagram, but the photos look terrible when printed on a 4x6 or viewed on desktop Facebook. Just a few months ago, the NYT was lamenting the sad state of affairs of smartphone front cameras.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/06/t...se-for-a-more-selfie-friendly-smartphone.html

    Good news is that a lot of the iPhone 6 mockups, the Facetime hole looks a lot bigger than the existing one, but it's unknown if it's just a bump from 1.2 megapixels to 2, or a real upgrade like the HTC One M8 (5 megapixels). Anyone else itching to find out how big of an upgrade it will be? :D
     
  2. Yakibomb macrumors 6502

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    It would be nice to see the front facing camera drastically improve in quality. But considering that most of the people who take 'selfies' with it are posting them to instagram, twitter and other mobile sites, and mostly view them on these site via their phones and tablets I don't think its entirely necessary.
     
  3. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    No more "selfies!!"

    I'm so sick of that word lol
     
  4. jhtrico1850 thread starter macrumors regular

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    But then, why improve the rear camera?

    http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/selfie-statistics_b48081

    So actually, a lot of these selfies get posted to Facebook, where they look pretty crappy when viewed from your personal computer.

    http://gizmodo.com/god-help-us-theres-now-a-dedicated-selfie-section-in-1543659855

    Don't forget, Apple recently made a dedicated selfie section. They know people are taking a lot of them, and I'm sure even though they look ok on Instagram, people wouldn't mind if they looked better :)

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    http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_...ing_a_number_of_neologisms_and_extending.html

    What about the "groupie"? It's not just for the narcissts, the front camera is great for capturing moments with our loved ones :) This one below could be better, taken with the Galaxy Note 3's 2 megapixels. It would have looked a lot more pixelated with the 5s.

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  5. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816

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    It would be nice if somehow they could reverse the physical components and use the same camera lens for both front and back.
     
  6. wxman2003 Suspended

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    If we could somehow figure out a way to stop selfies.
     
  7. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Like the Oppo N1...?
     
  8. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    Ugh that pic is so cringe worthy.

    I'd love a better selfie camera.
     
  9. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Apples smart. Make the front camera not so great so you don't need to see as much of peoples ugly faces... Genius :D
     
  10. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    I like selfies. Don't be selfish because it's trendy.
     
  11. jhtrico1850 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Everyone looks so happy in that picture. It's a lot easier to look good when you can see yourself versus having to say "cheese" in front of a photog, then asking them to delete it lol
     
  12. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    It's easy to smile when you're worth millions.
     
  13. ourmountain macrumors regular

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    And even easier when you're being payed millions just to take that ridiculous "selfie" with a piece of Samsung trash.

    The whole trend needs to die. Selfies, and the self-involved people that take them are a cancer.
     
  14. sviato macrumors 68020

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    But if the selfies are higher quality, they may need more editing ;)
     
  15. jhtrico1850 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh come on, not everyone that takes selfies are ugly :) I would have liked to have seen Bradley Cooper's skin pores in that selfie lol.
     
  16. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

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    Not one of the quality issues listed in your quote would be fixed by more pixels. I hope any upgrades are similar to what was done with the rear camera.
     
  17. kaielement macrumors 65816

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    Agreed what people don't think about or know is that megapixels don't dictate the quality of the pic it's the sensor and to a less extent the lens. So if Apple could improve that then we could see a lot better quality of the "selfie"
     
  18. jhtrico1850 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am with you in that megapixels aren't everything, low light, and speed matters too. Still, there's only so much that you can stretch an image, especially from a low resolution. Shutterfly recommends at least 3 megapixels, but again, if all you do is post to Instagram and view it on the small screen of your iPhone, it doesn't matter.

    Sony's going to announce a super selfie phone (in addition to the recent HTC One Mini 2), hopefully Apple follows suit soon. They're supposed to contract with Sony for a 2015 phone, maybe it will be accelerated :)

    http://www.cnet.com/news/sony-hints-at-new-phone-with-front-flash-for-better-selfies/

    http://www.cnet.com/news/sony-said-to-be-talking-to-apple-about-camera-for-new-iphone/
     
  19. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    No. All I use it for is FaceTime. What I really want it better back facing camera. By no stretch of the imagination is the 5s a bad camera, hell, sometimes it's photos come better then my point and shoot, however I would like it to be bumped to 10-12mp with better low light functionality. If it gets a wide angle (non-fisheye) lens, I might even upgrade early just because I really want to replace my point and shoot with one device.
     
  20. studIOS5 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow someone woke up on the wrong side of the internet didn't they? Bit over the top there don't ya think?
     
  21. ourmountain macrumors regular

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    Nope. Just right, I'd say.

    You may be able to tolerate ten million girls duck facing their brains out, but I, however, cannot.
     
  22. AlphaHumanus macrumors 6502a

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    Then shut down your Facebook and be quiet. "Selfies" are not a new thing by any means, and your attitude is far more annoying than they are.

    More megapixels please. My son sends me endless "selfies" and the grainy images are an eyesore on my ATV screen saver.
     
  23. ourmountain macrumors regular

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    A; Don't have one.

    B; You can't tell me what to do.

    C; You're not my real dad.

    The beauty of an internet forum. People have different opinions. Deal with it. :cool:
     
  24. cynics macrumors G4

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    Unfortunately for you its not a trend. People love looking at themselves, its human nature pretty much (why babies love mirrors generally speaking). Now its just easier to share.

    My family used to have a store front in a fairly popular shopping strip. The glass in front of the office area was mirrored for sun and security. It was absolutely hilarious to watch people through it. However what I did notice is people in general could not help from look at themselves, just watch themselves walk by. I bet half of the people didn't know they were even doing it.

    Regardless, for whatever psychological reason there is, people taking pictures of themselves (selfies) will not go away.

    Might as well make the pictures better. :D
     

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