Apple is currently ordering suppliers to produce five-element lenses for the iPhone 6S that are designed to work with 12-megapixel camera sensors, a person within Apple's supply chain told Business Insider. These components are said to be in the mass-production stage and are on schedule, this source said.
The iPhone 6 also features a five-element lens; however, the one in the iPhone 6s is made of a 'higher specification' so that it will match the new 12MP sensor.
Notably, Apple is said to be ordering six-element lenses for a future iPhone, likely the iPhone 7. The six-element lens will allow the camera to perform even better in low light situations.
Apple is expected to unveil its next generation smartphone at a media event on September 9th. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.