Rumour: iPhone 6S camera to offer 12-megapixel snaps and 4K video

Apple may be planning a major camera hardware update for this year’s expected iPhone 6S launch, according to speculation published online on Thursday.

A post on Sina Weibo in China, subsequently picked up by SlashGear, appears to show the next-gen handset will finally make the leap to a 12-megapixel sensor.

The documents which are said to be leaked from Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn, also suggest the device will be capable of shooting 4K video.

The current iPhone 6 handset offers an 8-megapixel snapper (albeit a very good one) and 1080p full HD recording.

As the report has pointed out, the leak comes from a previously unheralded source, so it could easily be a mock up of the plans and, as such, should be treated with suspicion. 

Earlier this weak a leaked rear casing component seemed to confirm the iPhone 6S and its larger-screened sibling will feature an identical design to the current model. However, internal changes definitely seem on the agenda.

Reports have suggested the company will fit the 6S with a Force Touch display, similar to the trackpad on the new 12-inch MacBook (2015) with Retina Display.

Related: iPhone 6S Plus vs iPhone 6S

Today’s update also brings potential news on availability, suggesting a September 25 release date in China, which would be in line with most people’s guesses anyway.

The leak artist also also suggests the handset will be Christened ‘New iPhone’ rather than iPhone 6S and will be available in pink rather than Rose Gold.

We’re not too sure about that last bit, which leads us to take these rumours with a larger pinch of salt than usual. Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below.

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