Like always, as it happens with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s devices, the rumors of Apple’s next generation of iPhone – dubbed as the iPhone 5S has started to arrive. The latest rumor is that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s next flagship phone will feature a 12-megapixel rear camera which will be capable of capturing high dynamic range images with improved low light performance.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone 5s is expected to be launched later this year, and as always, we’ll keep on getting rumors about the device until it’s launched officially. One Vietnamese blog claims to have received information that the new camera on the iPhone 5S will be much better than the current iPhone 5’s camera.
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Tinhte.vn, a Vietnamese blog claims that this information came from an inside source at iPhone camera module manufacturer named as Wonderful Saigon Electrics (WSE). WSE makes camera modules for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) already and therefore this information might really be legitimate.
This blog has managed to confirm last year that iPhone 5 would come with an 8-megapixel camera, when everyone else was predicting a 10-megapixel camera. Looking at the track record, and the fact that WSE indeed works for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), this rumor definitely deserves more attention than usual, and could be the real deal.
Looking at the camera module in the iPhone 5, it mostly went unchanged besides the addition of the sapphire glass to the lens assembly which would protect the camera against scratches. But given the competition from companies like Nokia, Samsung, HTC and LG, using a 12-Megapixel camera would make more sense for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Also the camera should be able to capture great snaps, with improved night time photo-taking abilities.
We’re already aware how Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One are pushing the limits, and it would be interesting to see what Apple would have to offer in the company’s new flagship phone – the iPhone 5S.