The camera is one of those areas that Apple doesn’t improve drastically year-on-year, but the iPhone 6s/7’s camera will allegedly make the biggest leap forward.
During the latest episode of The Talk Show, John Gruber claimed to have heard from "a birdie of a birdie" that "next year's camera might be the biggest camera jump ever." Gruber mentions: “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." That doesn’t tell us much about the reliability of the source, but Gruber has been right about things in the past, including the timing of the Apple Watch.
Sony, who makes cameras for the iPhone, recently announced a new image sensor, which will be capable of tracking fast-moving subjects, and HDR for high-resolution images and 4K videos. This sensor is due to be unveiled in April 2015, meaning it will be out in time to feature in the next-generation iPhone.
Apple doesn’t tend to make drastic changes, so don’t hold your breath that the iPhone’s camera will receive a significant upgrade.