iPhone 6 camera may jump to 13 megapixels

As rumors about the capabilities of the iPhone 6 continue to pop up, GforGames notes a potential camera upgrade.

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Apple may be planning to beef up the iSight camera in its upcoming iPhone 6 smartphone, according to a report via GforGames.

Citing Chinese site Digi-wo.com, the report said Apple may be upgrading to a new 13-megapixel Sony camera sensor in its iPhone 6. The company's current 5S, 5C, and 4S smartphone cameras offer 8 megapixels.

Rumors on the capabilities and components of the highly anticipated iPhone 6 have been heating up amid broad expectations that Apple will unveil its next smartphone around September. The company is widely expected to come out with two models -- one a 4.7-inch version and, later, a 5.5-inch version -- as Apple tries to keep up with a trend toward bigger-display smartphones and also maintain a top position in the market.

Also, an alleged new cover glass for the device was leaked this month, showing that Apple may be switching from Corning's Gorilla Glass to a harder sapphire-glass display.

Apple, which has a reputation for maintaining absolute secrecy about its plans, has remained tight-lipped on the expected iPhone 6. The company didn't immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.

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Ben Fox Rubin is a staff writer for CNET, covering component suppliers, mobile and general technology. He previously wrote for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires. Ben grew up in Philly, where he developed an affinity for the Eagles and Rocky-style exercise montages.

 

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