The next iPhone is maybe only days away from an official launch (here’s hoping) and the hype levels are through the roof. That’s why even minor news, concerning the upcoming Apple smartphone are greeted with quite a lot of excitement. Like this one – you might be a few seconds away from seeing the first photo captured with the iPhone 5.
The photo EXIF says that it has been created with an iPhone 4, but its resolution is 2235×2291 (around 5.12 megapixels), which is more than the iPhone 4 can capture. Plus the rectangular aspect suggests that the image has been cropped, possibly from a 3264×2448 pixels original -8 megapixels. The other clue is the lens specs, which are listed in the EXIF file as 4.3mm f/2.4, which is not even close to the current iPhone’s 3.85mm f/2.8.
So here’s the photo itself. By the way it’s geo-tagged with the Cupertino, Infinite Loop 1 coordinates – it just so happens that this is the exact address of Apple’s headquarters. Now I do realize that the EXIF can be very easily manipulated to fit the bill, but suppose it hasn’t been – we’ve got the first iPhone 5 (or 4S) camera sample on our hands.