iOS SDK suggests 5MP iPhone 5. And 8MP (sort of)

iOS SDK suggests 5MP iPhone 5. And 8MP (sort of)Can you believe it’s been almost two weeks since our last “next iPhone” story? Jeez Louise. Well, if – like us – you’ve been suffering from withdrawal symptoms, you’ll be glad to hear the rumour mill has been hard at work over the weekend.

First up we’ve got a “previously accurate Apple source” telling 9to5mac that “the current plan is for a September launch for the next-generation iPhone.” Yep, that seems to be the general consensus, anonymous source.

More interestingly, the guy claims that high level Apple and network execs are walking around with the near-finished next iPhone, currently in the final stages of testing.

There’s slightly more concrete information courtesy of the iOS 5 SDK. It points to a 5MP camera. That’s a little lower than the expected 8MP, though there’s speculation that the SDK might be out of date. Maybe.

Further snooping around in the SDK suggests that iOS 5 devices will support recording, playback and exporting of 1080p video. That lends credence to the idea of an 8MP shooter.

5MP? 8MP? Who the hell knows? All eyes on September.

via: 9to5mac

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blizzard7  Jun. 13, 2011 at 16:31

5MP is about 2500x1500 so that's more than enough for 1080p recording.The biggest limiting factor is the processor being able to keep up which is why only the very high-ends phones do 1080p at 30ish fps. I wouldn't be too surprised if they kept it at 5 MP for profit margins sake but it would be disappointing (not saying that there's anything wrong with 5 MP).

CTPAHHIK  Jun. 13, 2011 at 17:04

Number of megapixels does not mean much. Sensor size and quality is much more important. There a lot of 5MP cameras that take better pictures than 10MP.

Infinite Element  Jun. 13, 2011 at 17:07

It'll be 5MP. Because 5MP cameras have been in mobiles for 3 years, and that gives people who know nothing about the quality of Apple products a chance to say it's not up to scratch (when it most probably will be).

Infinite Element  Jun. 13, 2011 at 17:13

By the way, that is the ugliest iPhone fake I have ever seen.

blizzard7  Jun. 13, 2011 at 17:44

Yup, totally agree with you CTPAHHIK. A high quality lens and sensor can work wonders.

@Infinite Element
The "quality" of Apple products has been hit and miss in my experience. I've had to replace the motherboard on my iMac G5 twice within a year and while it was advertised as whisper quiet when I bought it, it's now louder than my old Xbox 360. My iPod 4G also died within 14 months and every iPod I've owned (4G, 1st gen nano, classic), was covered in scratches by the end of usage, even on the screen despite being taken extra care of and used in a case. So umm... yeah, quality.

CTPAHHIK  Jun. 14, 2011 at 08:25

Apple product quality is not stellar. They are very stylish and appealing, but when it comes to quality they cannot compete with major brands. We use Dell and Lenovo for business and build quality is better than Apple and cheaper. You have to compare similar products in similar price range and that would put Apple against business (not consumer) product line of most manufacturers.

blizzard7  Jun. 14, 2011 at 11:11

Oh also forgot to say that while although you can get better camera quality without touching the MP rating, more MP helps compensate to a degree for the lack of optical zoom on smartphones.

Infinite Element  Jun. 16, 2011 at 09:18

blizzard7, if Apple products are that low quality, how come you've owned at least 4 Apple products? Surely that tells you something.

blizzard7  Jun. 16, 2011 at 09:39

I never said they were low quality, just not as infallible as sometimes made out to be. I think the reason for getting multiple iPods is pretty depressing.Simply put, I bought into iTunes and back then every song was sugar-coated in lovely DRM. It's only fairly recently that I've had the time to 'upgrade' as Apple says. My reason for upgrading to an MBP from an iMac was that I didn't want to touch Windows Vista and I was impressed by their customer service even if the iMac gave problem after problem.

CTPAHHIK  Jun. 16, 2011 at 11:20

blizzard7, Windows 7 is light years ahead of Vista. You should give it a try.
I would not buy a separate license for it, but if it comes with laptop its worth it. Alternatively, you can try getting student version, which is around 20 quid. You need a friend or relative who is a student to order it for you.

blizzard7  Jun. 16, 2011 at 12:45

Personally, I think Windows 7 is excellent. Just as good to use as Mac OS X Snow Leopard. I'm also really impressed by what MS has shown for Windows 8, whereas the new version of Mac OS looks like it adds almost nothing useful. Still I'm neutral minded right now although I will admit I was a bit of an Apple fanboy in the past :p


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