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Potential First Released Photo Taken by an iPhone 5 [Updated]


Pocketnow.com reports that it has discovered a new photo that may have been taken by an iPhone 5. According to the report, EXIF data indicates that the photo was taken by an iPhone 4, but the original image checked in at nearly 8 megapixels prior to cropping, higher than the iPhone 4's 5-megapixel resolution and in line with rumors for the iPhone 5.
This (very attractive) photo claims to have been taken by an iPhone 4, but the rest of its EXIF data tells a different story: although the image has been cropped to 2235x2291 (5.12 megapixels), the original picture was a much larger 3264x2448 -- or just shy of eight megapixels. What's more, the lens was recorded as a 4.3mm f/2.4, which is closer to that of a point-and-shoot than the iPhone 4's actual 3.85mm f/2.8.
Further fueling the rumor is the purported backstory on the image, which includes claims that the picture was taken by an Apple engineer eating lunch at work.

Claimed part leaks from the "iPhone 5" revealed a rear camera essentially identical to that from the iPhone 4, but these leaks appear to be from Apple's "N94" iPhone that seems to be the so-called "iPhone 4S" based on the iPhone 4 rather than a redesigned iPhone 5.

Update: The original image was posted on Flickr (now pulled) by an Apple software engineer working on Safari and WebKit for iOS.

Related roundups: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6

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34 months ago

here is to hoping you can take RAW photos on the new iphone


RAW photos of raw fish? :D
Rating: 56 Positives
34 months ago

...this is getting stupid.

A picture is news on here now?


This is a RUMOR of a photo being taken by an iPhone 5 which is an Apple product. It is definitely news for people who have interest in the iPhone 5 and its camera quality, so quit moaning already and just don't click the link if you don't like it.
Rating: 54 Positives
34 months ago
There's definitely something fishy about this.
Rating: 45 Positives
34 months ago
Co-ordinates are 37.3321666667,-122.0303333333, aka, 1 Infinite Loop.
Rating: 41 Positives
34 months ago
this rumor is delicious and makes me so horny
Rating: 29 Positives
34 months ago
This slow trickling of info is TOR-TURE.
Rating: 21 Positives
34 months ago

This is a RUMOR of a photo being taken by an iPhone 5 which is an Apple product. It is definitely news for people who have interest in the iPhone 5 and its camera quality, so quit moaning already and just don't click the link if you don't like it.

Indeed. News like these lived up to the name "Macrumors". This is definitely better than reading posts about what company Apple is suing. :rolleyes:
Rating: 20 Positives
34 months ago
...this is getting stupid.

A picture is news on here now?
Rating: 18 Positives
34 months ago
Very interesting. I find myself taking plenty of pictures with my iPhone 4, so a real upgrade in quality would be meaningful for me. However, extra megabits isn't really going to help that much. I want low light capability and better lens. Often I only email around a smaller than fullsized picture anyway. I hope Apple keeps focused on the quality of the picture and doesn't get into the stupid megabits war.
Rating: 15 Positives
34 months ago
Stop with the stupid articles. I say PICS OR GTFO (of the iPhone 5 that is).
Rating: 14 Positives

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