Apple reveals what makes its iPhone camera so advanced

Apple reveals what makes its iPhone camera so advanced

Apple created an entire marketing campaign around how great the photos taken on its iPhone 6 and 6s range are, and now the firm has revealed what makes the camera ‘so special’.

During an interview with Charlie Rose for 60 Minutes, Apple’s senior director of camera hardware explained each module is made using more than 200 individual parts.

Graham Townsend also added the company has more than 800 engineers working on it.  



The iSight camera is the rear-facing camera built into Apple’s latest handsets.


It features an Apple-designed lens that carries a large f/2.2 aperture to let in more light than previous models.

It also has auto white balance, autofocus and, most notably, an auto image stabilisation tool.

iSight’s Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) feature works by taking four individual shots and combining them into a single image.

It uses the phone’s chip, gyroscope and motion coprocessor to measure motion data and provide precise lens movement, and was designed specifically to compensate for shaking hands.

Each module contains four wires that create a ‘microsuspension’.

This makes the camera better equipped to deal with shakes and movement, and forms the basis of the camera’s stablisation feature.

On the most recent 6s range, the iSight camera captures 12MP still photos.

‘People love to take pictures with iPhone,’ explained Apple. ‘In fact, it’s the most popular camera in the world.’

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