I’m sure you’ve all seen the rumors about the next-gen iPhone getting an 8MP camera. If that holds true, it would be the first iOS device to feature full 1080p recording, and support for 1080p output is enabled by iOS 5, making it a no-brainer for Apple to put in a higher-resolution camera.
In addition to iOS 5 now being able to playback 1080P video files, our source reports that code in the developer beta suggests that developers will be able to enable their apps to export video content at 1080p as well. The practical upshot is that apps like Camera and iMovie will be able to record and save 1080p files in iOS 5 (currently they can only output up to 720p).
An improved processor (A5) and camera module in the next iPhone could allow it to record movies in full 1080p high definition, which would be a welcome improvement to the already fine video quality that the iPhone 4 offers (it’s just a phone!). It’s also possible that the iPhone 4 might get a resolution bump to enable on-screen playback at 1080p quality.
I, for one, am excited about the possibility of full 1080p support on a future iPhone – what about you? Sound off in the comments!