Post WWDC and we’re back to our usual iPhone 5 rumors musing. Today’s topic involves everything about the new iPhone’s front screen. First it’s said to be thinner than ever, and second, that the front camera will be much improved.
Via Macrumors: “In a new research note, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reports that Apple will be making significant improvements to both front and rear cameras on the next-generation iPhone, advances driven by a desire to decrease the thickness of the device and to improve compatibility with a new 16:9 display. ”
[A] number of components have required a slim-down. The component that will undergo the most dramatic make-over is the rear camera. Our research shows that iPhone 5 will feature the first-ever slimmed rear camera of all iPhones, in an effort to deliver an ultra-slim iPhone 5.
Meanwhile, to enhance photography effects, iPhone 5’s rear camera will feature a larger f/2.2 aperture than iPhone 4S’s f/2.4. However, larger aperture means more noises. In addition, the reduced thickness means even greater challenges for lens design and assembly, as not only the lens, but also the voice coil motor (VCM) and CMOS image sensor (CIS) need to be slimmer. Finally, the compact camera module (CCM) suppler, responsible for the terminal assembly, will be confronted by assembly yield.
I think the next iPhone will definitely benefit from a better front camera as it pales in comparison to the rear camera. It will be one of the biggest improvements aside from the weight difference these supposed thinner screens I’m assuming will bring. What other features are you looking forward to?