Next iPhone could have DSLR quality camera, says John Gruber

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John Gruber has made some quite exciting comments about the camera of Apple's next iPhone.

It will be exactly two months tomorrow since the release of Apple's latest smartphone offerings: the iPhone 6 and 6 plus, but already we are seeing speculation about what could be coming in the company's next flagship device.

To say Apple have neglected the iPhone camera in recent versions of the iPhone would be slightly harsh, but it hasn't really seen any significant upgrades since the iPhone 4S.

According to John Grube that could all change by the time Apple announces the next iPhone, presumably named the iPhone 6S.

TechRadar have quoted Gruber as saying on his latest episode of The Talk Show that "a birdie of a birdie" told him "next year's camera might be the biggest camera jump ever."

He did go into a little detail about the claim by adding that the camera could use two-lense technology which would take its quality up to DSLR standard.

"I've heard that it's some kind of weird two-lens system where the back camera uses two lenses and it somehow takes it up into DSLR quality imagery."

Gruber has been a reliable source of Apple information in the past, making accurate predictions about the yet to launch Apple Watch. So there are few reasons why we should believe these latest claims.

With regards to DSLR standard pictures being taken with an iPhone, TechRadar gives two possibilities of how this could be achieved.

Firstly Sony, the manufacturer of iPhone cameras, have just announced a 21MP CMOS sensor that is set to ship is April 2015, just in time for the iPhone 6S. Although we all know that Apple has never been a fan of huge megapixel cameras, so make of this what you will.

The other, less likely possibility, involves the implementation of a new Apple patent which allows for interchangeable camera lenses.