The next-generation iPhone (dubbed as the iPhone 6s) will allegedly retain a similar 8 MP camera to that used in the current generation of iPhone 6’s and 6 Pluses, reports the Taipei Times, based on Yuanta Securities Investment Consulting analyst Jeff Pu’s forecast (via GforGames).
Pu looked into Largan Precision Co., a major Apple supplier of smartphone camera lenses, and predicted that the company’s growth maybe limited due to a slow transition to high-resolution cameras.
According to Pu, Apple will skip jumping into the megapixel race with the next-generation iPhone(s), so if you are waiting for an iPhone with a higher-megapixel camera, you will have to wait a little longer, the analyst says.
Pu said that the camera specifications of the next-generation iPhone, dubbed iPhone 6S, will stay the same as the current iPhone 6 at 8-megapixels, limiting potential catalysts to push Largan’s stock price higher in the second half of the year.
“On the other hand, we expect the specification migration in high-end models to be from new features, such as optical image stabilization and fast autofocus, which benefit module makers more than lens makers, in our view,” Pu said.
After looking into Largan’s performance, a Nomura Securities analyst correctly predicted last January that Apple would use an 8 MP camera and image stabilization instead of jumping into higher megapixel cameras.