A high-resolution photo allegedly taken by the camera of Apple’s fifth-generation may have been discovered by some of our keen-eyed friends in the world of tech.
Unearthed by PocketNow, a ‘test photo’ of a plate full of sushi, which some had fingered as the work of the iPhone 4, may actually belong to its as-yet-unannounced successor - at least if the EXIF data is anything to go by.
According to the gen, the photo has been cropped to 2235x2291 (5.12 megapixels) from its original resolution of 3264x2448, which roughly works out to 7.99 megapixels – adding fresh credence to rumours that Cupertino’s next-gen phone may ship with an eight-megapixel snapper.
Further digging reveals the photo was captured at a 4.3mm focal length with an f/2.4 aperture, which more likely belongs to a point-and-shoot than the iPhone 4’s 3.85mm f/2.8 lens.
Although there’s no way to be sure this was taken by an iPhone at all, PocketNow posits it was probably snapped by an Apple engineer eating his lunch at work. As always, consume this leakage with a healthy sprinkle of salt.
We’re still in the dark as to when the iPhone 5 will finally land, but recent reports of retailers training their staff ahead of the imminent announcement point to an October launch.
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