More than just megapixel
However, as budding photographers will tell you, the quality of a camera isn't purely decided on its megapixel count.
Apple's iSight Camera technology and the firm's boosting of pixel size has seen significant improvements in each iteration of the iPhone.
- See the difference: iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C
If Apple was to keep with the 8MP lens we can be relatively confident that the iPhone 6 will still take better snaps than the iPhone 5S, which in turn takes better photos than the 5C (which has exactly the same camera tech as the 5).
The iPhone 6 is expected to launch in the second half of 2014, with numerous rumours tipping a larger screen, unbreakable display and possibly a 13MP rear camera - which clearly clashes with this latest report.
- Here's our in depth review of the iPhone 6