The iPhone 5S could be getting a camera upgrade, with the next-gen iPhone rumoured to sport a 12-megapixel rear camera.
Not only could the iPhone 5S get an additional 4-megapixels over its iPhone 5 counterpart, it could also have an improved night shooting functionality and HDR.
According to Vietnamese site tinhte.vn, the rumour is from a source at the Wonderful Saigon Electrics company in Binh Duong, Vietnam. The electronics company specialises in providing Apple iPhone camera modules.
Apple has a history of bringing camera improvements in the various iPhone iterations. The iPhone 4S brought an 8-megapixel camera upgrade to the iPhone 4’s 5-megapixel snapper. The iPhone 5 actually features the same 8-megapixel camera as the iPhone 4S with an f2.4 aperture, but introduced a sapphire crystal to improve the clarity of the taken shots.
iPhone 5S Rumours
Apart from a potential 12-megapixel camera update the iPhone 5S is rumoured to offer little other major updates to the iPhone 5.
However, recent rumours tipped the iPhone 5S could launch in at least two screen sizes, especially as smartphones are increasingly gaining more screen estate with the HTC One sporting 4.7-inches and the Sony Xperia 5 packing 5-inches to the iPhone 5’s 4-inch display.
“Essentially, we believe Apple is coming around to the fact that one size per iPhone release does not work for everyone and offering consumers an option has the potential to expand the company’s market share,” said Brian White, an analyst at Topeka Capital, during a supplier tour in Taiwan and China.
The iPhone 5S could also feature a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU with 2GB of RAM to bring the iPhone 5S into line alongside flagship handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S4, which will only launch with a quad-core processor in the UK and not the Exynos 5 Octa processor as in other regions.
Heavily tipped to make an appearance at the Apple WWDC event in June, the iPhone 5S has the potential to play host to the new iOS 7 software.