Apple’s iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S plus to pack 12 megapixel cameras, confirms new report

New report suggests Apple’s Apple’s new iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus will come packed with improved 12-megapixel cameras.

According to a report from Business Insider, a source in Appleā€™s supply chain has confirmed that the iPhone maker’s next-generation iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will boast a 12-megapixel rear-facing iSight camera. It will be the first time that Cupertino has moved beyond an 8-megapixel sensor since the iPhone 4s.

The report also says that the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus will feature an image sensor that would gather more light, and hence capture better images with low noise.

The source told Business Insider that Apple is currently ordering suppliers to produce five-element lenses for the iPhone 6S that are designed to work with 12-megapixel camera sensors. Furthermore, the report noted that the components are currently in the mass production stage and will arrive soon, likely in the iPhone 6S.

The same source also revealed that Apple is considering to switching to a six-element lens setup on its future iPhones, presumably the iPhone 7.

Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus on 9 September with pre-orders to begin on 11 September and shipping from 18 September.