September has arrived and Apple’s next generation iPhone which has for long been shrouded in a mystery will soon be released. There has been a lot of speculation about what the iPhone 5 will have and what it won’t have, but we obviously can’t let ourselves to be led astray by these endless rumours. However, if you do like your daily fix of iPhone 5 rumours, then you’re going to love this one. The picture that you can see embedded below has reportedly been shot using the alleged 8 megapixel camera of iPhone 5.
Of course one should carry out necessary investigation before claiming something of this sort. We’ve yet to hear anything about the iPhone 5 officially from Apple. However, it has been reported that this particular photo has been taken by an Apple engineer at work while eating his lunch. It has definitely not been taking using an iPhone 4 as the camera is far more superior than that, but it is a huge possibility that it has been taken with a prototype iPhone 5 which might not see the light of day. There’s also a possibility that the EXIF data of this image was forged used software to make people believe that this really is the first image taken from the alleged 8 megapixel camera of the iPhone 5. Let’s dig in, shall we?
We dug in the EXIF data of this fantastic image and found some interesting things. This picture that you see above, isn’t actually in its original form. This image has been cropped to 2235×2291 which means that it would be taken with a camera boasting approximately 5.12 megapixels. The original form of this image reveals that its 3264×2448, meaning that the camera had to be close to 8 megapixels. We’ve heard rumours that the camera on Apple’s next iPhone could be an 8 megapixel one, while some have even claimed a 12.6 megapixel iPhone 5 camera. We however wouldn’t believe in any of that until it comes from Cupertino itself.
It seems odd for an Apple engineer to take a photo using an unreleased iPhone and leak it in the wild, because if it were tracked back to them the consequence could very well be termination of services. Word on the web will have you believe that Apple is going to release the iPhone 5 in mid-October. There’s nothing you can really do at the moment except reading and taking these rumours with a pinch of salt. More on the iPhone 5 as it comes in. Stay tuned.