As revolutionary as the original iPhone was, it’s easy to forget that the device featured a 2 megapixel sensor that took less than stellar photos. Even for its time, the camera on Apple’s first iPhone was nothing to write home about. But as the years progressed, Apple began earmarking more and more engineering resources towards improving the camera quality on its iconic smartphone.
Today, the camera on each successive iPhone model is typically best-in-class at the time of its release. And underscoring Apple’s commitment towards improving mobile photography, Apple last year revealed that it has more than 800 engineers who work on iPhone camera-related technologies.