Most experts and consumers were of the opinion that the camera which featured in the iPhone 4S was one of the best ever that was used for a mobile phone. When you thought that there was nothing more to make it better, engineers at Apple may have gone a step further by adding HD camera to the new iPhone 5. To view images from the HD camera, a bigger screen with 16:9 aspect ratio may also be incorporated in the iPhone 5. What more, the front facing camera may also be a HD camera, offering you perfect clarity for those video chats.
Increasing the Quality of Video Calls
The iPhone 4S has a VGA resolution front facing camera. Mobile data is getting faster by the day and it is not long before 3G networks will be replaced by the 4G. The consumer is also insisting on quality. This is one aspect where Apple gets its bearings spot on. It identifies what the customers are looking for and provides them with exactly that. The HD camera which may be a part of the iPhone 5 will definitely help in high quality video calls.
Furthermore, a high quality HD front camera will help users in taking pictures of their own self. A recent survey showed that more than 18% of the pictures on social networking sites were self portraits. It does help when you can see the image that you are clicking, to make them more aesthetic and appealing.
Larger Screen to Complement the HD Camera
If the analysts are spot on with their predictions, then the iPhone will have a larger 4-inch screen. This will work both ways. On one hand, the larger screen will mean higher resolution and higher pixel density (unless Apple decides to stick with the same ppi as the 4S, which is highly unlikely) will mean higher quality videos, pictures, applications, etc. On the other hand, there is the problem of the older apps. Since they were designed keeping in mind the smaller display, these apps will run in backward compatible mode. So, they will appear in letterbox resolution. This might not be appreciated by the users. When you have a four-inch screen, you want every bit of the space to be used up.
Rear Camera to Remain a 8-Megapixel Unit
All the users who used the iPhone 4S have been extremely impressed by the camera unit. The crisp images are a treat to the eyes even on HD capable TVs and the details are very well crafted. The credit must go to the iSight software, the A5 chip, and iOS 5 operating system. The image is processed and rendered as realistically as possible.
Since Apple has received such good feedback, it is not planning on making any changes to the rear camera. But you can expect a more powerful processor and a better software suit to process your images. Also, Apple is planning to upgrade the aperture to 2.2 from the existing camera’s 2.4.