Next iPhone to have 3.2-megapixel camera?

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3.2-megapixels would be sweet! What's the 5-megapixel sensor for? Please tell me that they're not releasing 2 iPhone models at separate times this year - I'll have to buy both! :mad:
 
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I betting that they'll release two models at the same time. Hopefully one has a 5 megapixel camera. I'll happily settle for a 3.2 if not though.
 
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I think releasing a separate model later on in the year would be the stupidest thing Apple could do. They know they have tons of people who will buy the new phone as soon as it comes out, but if so many people buy the first model before the second model is even announced, plenty of people will be mad (assuming the second model is better)
 

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I'm not really buying the "better model later" theory. If they do release two models, I think it would be at the same time.
 

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I agree with Psylichon. They will be released at the same time. I think they will have a smaller type iPhone that can be Free when you sign a new contract or the smaller iPhone will be for countries where networks are limited.
 

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If this 3.2/5 dual release happens, I would at this point guess that the 3G will be revamped with the 3.2 and the new iPhone gets the 5 MP sensor. Nothing "smaller" (physically or features) than the current 3G would be introduced, I wouldn't think.
 

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I'm hoping their developing the 5mp version for a video calling feature, I think eventually it will be standard on cell phones.
 
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I think 3.2 will do just fine - just spend the money on better optics and imageprocessingcapability. I had a sonyericsson k800i with 3.2 mpx which took amazing pictures. Replaced it with a nokia n95 8gb with 5 mpx which sucked in comparison. And now Im really back to basics with my iPhone :p
 

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Honestly 2MP is large enough, I just want a camera that is better quality (ie less blur, works in low light, macro feature for close shots, etc). I would like to never have to use a stand alone camera again, just my phone.
 

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Anyone consider 3.2 MP on the front, 5 MP on the back?
 

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Anyone consider 3.2 MP on the front, 5 MP on the back?
"I thought about it but then I thought about something else" - Jim
No but seriously I doubt a video camera would be 3.2MP
 

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Yeah me too. If anything, I would guess they could use the current 2 MP sensor for low-rez low-framerate VC.
 

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they may not both go into iPhones, one could be in the new iPhone the other could be announced for something completely different
 

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Like an iPod Touch?
oh i like where your going with this lol if they have a new model or design for the iPhone why not update the ipod touch as well.

if they announced 5.0 in iPhone and 3.2 in ipod touch later in the year that wouldn't piss any of us off lol
 

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I think they will release 2 iPhones together, and i hope it goes something like this...

The "new" iPhone will look similar to the 3g, with a 2mp camera on the front, and the 3.2 on the back for video recording. An iPhone "prop" will also be released, possibly (hopefully) it will look like the alum mock up we saw earlier this year. This will have the same 2mp camera on the front and the 5mp camera on the back.

I hope thats how it will work, but i doubt it. I think the new 5mp camera will be for another device, maybe in a new mac? What camera is in them at the mo?
 

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I think they will release 2 iPhones together, and i hope it goes something like this...

The "new" iPhone will look similar to the 3g, with a 2mp camera on the front, and the 3.2 on the back for video recording. An iPhone "prop" will also be released, possibly (hopefully) it will look like the alum mock up we saw earlier this year. This will have the same 2mp camera on the front and the 5mp camera on the back.

I hope thats how it will work, but i doubt it. I think the new 5mp camera will be for another device, maybe in a new mac? What camera is in them at the mo?
its a nice idea and id love to see it happen, but knowing Apple it probably wont play out that way
 

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Honestly I hope they keep it at 2, or at least don't go higher than 3.2. More megapixels on the same (tiny) image sensor of the iPhone means more noise, i.e. worse image quality. I think the current camera works great overall.