Apple may be using the same 8MP camera currently found in the iPhone 5 when it releases the new iPhone 6.
The company feels that it is more important to focus on picture quality, rather than megapixels. While Android pushes for a higher megapixel count, Apple wants to provide better image stabilization technology as a way to improve the photography abilities of its new phone.
This will not be the first time Apple has made improvements to the 8MP camera. With the iPhone 5S, the company increased the size of each megapixel to improve the sensor’s light-gathering capabilities. It also introduced a faster lens group to help in low light conditions.
Other Apple iPhone 6 rumors suggest that the phone as a whole will be the thinnest model to reach the market to date. Thin phones do not allow for large megapixel cameras in most cases.
Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at KGI Securities, estimates that 65% of smartphones with high resolution cameras will have 13MP cameras by the end of 2014.