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iPhone 5 Could Have HD-Ready Front-Facing Camera


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Jun 18, 2010
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AppleInsider has a lot of very interesting information today about possibilities for the next iPhone, from KGI analyst Mingchi Kuo. AppleInsider says that Kuo, who is known to have good sources in Apple’s supply chain, issued a note to investors today in which he said that he believes that the front-facing camera on the next iPhone will be HD-capable, and will also use a flip-chip (FC) solution for the front camera, which will be moved to the middle. The current iPhone 4S’s front-facing camera is VGA only. As far as the back camera is concerned, Kuo says that it will still be an 8-megapixel camera, but the aperture range will be improved to go up to f/2.2, with the iPhone 4S currently having a maximum aperture range of f/2.4. Kuo adds that he thinks the rear camera will be a lot thinner, which will give Apple’s suppliers a few headaches due to the change in design.

AppleInsider says that Kuo has also been telling investors that the next iPhone will have a 4.08-inch display, with a resolution of 1,136x640 pixels and a 16:9 ratio (the iPhone 4S has a 3.5-inch 4:3 resolution display). The phone will also be taller, as we have seen from leaked shots of the casing. Kuo says that Apple will not go for a display any wider than 4.3 inches because the phone would then be too difficult to use one-handed.

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