New iPhone Camera

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by moonman239, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. moonman239 macrumors 68000

    Mar 27, 2009
    Let's take a look at previous iPhones:

    iPhone 3G: 2 MPs
    iPhone 3GS: 3 MPs = 1 MP more than the iPhone 3G
    iPhone 4: 5 MPs = 2 MPs more than the iPhone 3GS.
    iPhone 4S: 8 MPs = 3 MPs more than the iPhone 4.

    So, assuming Apple follows this pattern, the new iPhone will have 12 MPs.
  2. Fynd macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2010
    No doubt that that is not an intentional pattern. I'd be surprised by anything more than 10 MP.
  3. Arelunde macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2011
    CA Central Coast
    Surprisingly, it isn't the number of MPs as much as it is the size and quality of the receptor. Even the iPhone 4's 5 mp camera produces way better photos than my old Droid Bionic's 8 mp camera. It would be really nice to have the 10-12, given how good the iPhone camera has been.
  4. Mac.World macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2011
    In front of uranus
    Camera lens, sensor and processing software means more than the number of pixels in a shot. You can do a lot with an 8mp camera, but Apple probably willbump up the pixels because all most people understand is that a bigger number must be better.

    What I want to see is an hd front facing camera for better picture quality for those times you want it for self photo's or facetime.
  5. iceterminal macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2008
    Dallas Tx.
    I hope not. First off, all those extra megapixels are going to take up a lot more space.
    Secondly, the number of pixels is not as important as the sensor and lens.
    Merely bumping a number of pixels up would render the picture to be less crisp and sharp.

    For giggles, take a look around the internet. Look at your average size and quality of the majority of the pictures. You'll see that more than half are less than 8MPs in size.
    So this is why going up to 12MP means squat to me personally. I prefer quality, not quantity.
    Just my opinion though. Everyone is allowed theirs.
  6. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    I highly doubt, highly, that anyone would follow such a pattern. That kind of tech is decided upon availability, price, companion hardware.
    I hope Apple won't add useless MPs. 8 MP is a lot already.
  7. cyks macrumors 68020


    Jul 24, 2002
    Westchester County, NY
    No thanks. Unless they can drastically improve the quality/ size of the sensor, I don't see the point of increasing it just for the sake of more pixels... especially when it'd have such a dramatic effect on file sizes.
  8. ThatsMeRight, Jul 10, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2012

    ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    You are absolutely on to something. But it tells us more, because let's look closely at this pattern:

    iPhone (2G) (first gen): 2 MP
    iPhone 3G (second gen): 2 MP
    iPhone 3GS (third gen): 3 MP = 1 MP more
    iPhone 4 (fourth gen): 5 MP = 2 MP more
    iPhone 4S (fifth gen): 8 MP = 3 MP more

    If this follows up than the 'iPhone 5' (sixth gen iPhone) will get a 12 megpixel camera. But this tells us something else! Because:

    - iPhone 5 (sixth gen) will get 12 MP
    - iPhone 3GS (third gen) had 3 MP

    If we divide 12 by 3, than we get FOUR. Now what does that mean? On it self nothing, but we are forgetting about the anomaly in the list: the second iPhone (iPhone 3G). The iPhone 3G had the same amount of megapixels as the iPhone 2G.

    iPhone 3G happens to be the second generation.

    It all adds up now:

    FOUR + TWO = SIX

    Guess what?! The next-generation iPhone will be the SIXTH iPhone Apple introduces.

    So I definitely believe you are on to something. If you have read my post, than you'll see that the evidence adds up: the sixth generation iPhone will indeed get a 12 megapixel camera. :D

    So, what does this mean for iPhone 7 (the seventh generation iPhone). A lot. Because now we know the pattern. Let's look further.

    iPhone (2G) (first gen): 2 MP
    iPhone 3G (second gen): 2 MP
    iPhone 3GS (third gen): 3 MP = 1 MP more
    iPhone 4 (fourth gen): 5 MP = 2 MP more
    iPhone 4S (fifth gen): 8 MP = 3 MP more
    iPhone 5 (sixth gen): 12 MP = 4 MP more.

    So, it is only logical that the iPhone 7 (7th. gen) will get a 17 megapixel camera. Let's do the same math again.

    - iPhone 7 will get a 17 megapixel camera
    - iPhone 4 had a 5 megapixel camera

    17 divided by 5 gives us... THREE dot FOUR (3.4). Now, what does that mean? Instead of looking at the iPhone 3G, we now look at the iPhone 3GS (because we move up one generation). The iPhone 3GS is the third generation iPhone.


    THREE dot FOUR + THREE = SIX dot FOUR (6.4).

    Now, what does that mean? It means that the seventh generation iPhone will be a -S upgrade. Like the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4S. We do not reach the seven (we reach 6.4). This must mean it is a -S upgrade.

    The seventh generation will have a 17 megapixel camera and the same design as the iPhone 5 (sixth generation).

    Read everything again. This is mathematics! This is science. And science does not lie. :D
  9. BFizzzle, Jul 10, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2012

    BFizzzle macrumors 68020


    May 31, 2010
    Austin TX
    good god

  10. cyks macrumors 68020


    Jul 24, 2002
    Westchester County, NY
    Reminds me of Abbott and Costello's math...
  11. burnside macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2010
    Exactly. What are you going to do with a 12MP photo that you can't do with an 8MP? A Nikon D3S takes 12MP shots yet costs $3K. Why so much? Because of the quality of shots the camera takes!

    8MP is more than enough for a camera phone. It's time to focus on the quality of shots which means better sensors and larger sensors which would increase ISO, dynamic range, and less noise.
  12. buddgeez macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2012
    Yup the 5mp camera on my wife's galaxy nexus is superb.
  13. irDigital0l Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    I think we'll see the same 8MP camera on the iPhone 4S in the new iPhone.

    I do think Apple will improve the front facing camera drastically though.

    FaceTime HD will defiantly be one of the key features for the new iPhone.
  14. preguntonontrac macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2008
    +1 although a minor bump or upgrade can be expected...
  15. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2008

    that was funny
  16. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    The iPhone needs a beefier front camera, and improved lens on the back.

    10 megapixel tops because those photos can eat up a lot of space.

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