iPhone 6 Camera Update: Increased Pixel Size and Electronic Image Stabilization [Rumour]

Iphone rear

The iPhone 6’s camera improvements have been the subject of multiple whispers, especially that we might see the rivals jumping into the megapixels race. Now, according to the latest information from Sung Chang Xu, chief analyst at ESM-China, Apple may ditch Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) in favor of Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) with the iPhone 6 (via GforGames).

Also, the next-generation iPhone’s camera will feature a pixel size of 1.75 microns, which compares to the iPhone 5s’ 1.5 microns and means a better image quality.

Previous reports had suggested that Apple would likely go with optical image stabilization, but the same voices also said that could result in a protruding camera, which doesn’t sound like Apple. EIS, however, would allow the rumoured slimmer design for both the camera and the handset.

Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 6 sometime this year – more likely this fall – in two sizes: 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches. As the information spilled by the rumour mill suggests, the “smaller” model will ship first, while the iPhablet will arrive sometime next year.