While we’ve heard a lot about Apple’s next-gen iPhone, one of the details we haven’t heard much about so far is the device’s camera. A new report from Tinhte.vn (via MacRumors) claims to have details about the camera in the “iPhone 5S,” suggesting that it will feature a 12-megapixel sensor, as well as significantly improved low light and night time shooting.
MacRumors points out an interesting tidbit about this particular rumor that could improve its credibility – the claim originates “from a source at Wonderful Saigon Electrics in Binh Duong, which specializes in providing camera modules for the iPhone.” Despite the fact that Tinhte.vn doesn’t have much of a track record, that detail alone makes this rumor far more interesting and worth noting.
It’s hardly surprising that the iPhone 5S would include an improved camera – Apple has typically improved both camera hardware and features with each successive model of the iPhone. Not updating the camera hardware would be more of a shocker. The report follows a previous claim from the very well-sourced Rene Ritchie of iMore that the device could include such a camera sensor. A previous report from iLounge suggested a possible 13-megapixel camera for the device.
Whether or not this information is accurate, or actually does come from Wonderful Saigon Electrics, it’s almost obvious enough to be considered highly likely at any rate – of course, we’ll have to wait and see what Apple unveils to find out for sure!