Originally Posted by NeilM
Originally Posted by cgc0202 View Post
If this turns out to be true, why would Apple use an antiquated 2MP camera?
Because that's all you need for 720p HD video?
Are you suggesting that their camera capabilities will simply satisfy the screen resolution?
If I am not mistaken, Apple is considering higher MPs for its iPhone, and more than likely also its iPod Touch. If not during this coming version, at least in the near future.
Originally Posted by AIaddict
This is a stunning example how brainwashed and stupid
typical consumers are about technology.
And this is a stunning proclamation of how people like you understand the average consumer. You realize of course that the average consumer likes to take pictures with their phones, and share them, and sometimes print them
and enlarge them
. Sometimes, it is the only camera they carry for convenience.
After some time the novelty gets old, if all you get are grainy or fuzzy photos, especially when printed or enlarged.
However true what you stated, the other issue is that the average consumers compare photos. If they can see friends getting better photos with their phones, that can cast doubt in their mind -- the pissing contest
factor (see below).
Based on your technical explanations, Apple should not even consider higher MP cameras for the iPhone, but they do, if you believe the rumors posted here in Apple Insider.
It is true that there are technical limits, based on the usual cameras used for phones, But there was a time, cameras were huge like a tank. Redesign were evolved in digital cameras so that they are getting more powerful (pixel wise), into smaller and smaller boxes. I do not know the technology involved, but "snooping lenses" must be quite small. In the case of light sensing. I do not know how Nikon does it, but it has found a way to improve the ISO capabilities of its cameras,
Can the existing cameras be improved further and made even smaller and even more sensitive? There is a great chance it would. Technologies may already be in the pipeline to do just that.
The other issue is more psychological why Apple cannot just stop at a 2MP camera -- the pissing contest
. In situations like this, people do not really care what explanations that Apple or people like you say about the limitations of physics and technology. I want my camera to be as good (if not better)
than that of my friend; however irrational that may be from your perspective.
Apple will lose the war in mobile gadget camera if it does not attempt to keep up. Or, at least, it must be able to show that the quality of the photos taken with the iPhone OS cameras are much better than those of other mobile gadgets.
Do the average consumer care about the quality of the camera in their mobile gadgets? You bet they do. And a very critical feature that could tilt their choice.
The iPhone is not just a phone, it is a mobile multimedia device. That is also the case with the iPod Touch.Just a suggestion
. Stop calling people stupid, it may be more reflective of you than the people you are judging -- without really knowing why and how they made their choices based on what they plan to do with the things they buy.
Are you going to remember these bold proclamations and how you view people you really do not know, when (not if) Apple decide to include higher MP cameras in their smaller mobile devices