The current iPhone was 6 months old at the end of last month, and as you would imagine there has been a lot of talk about its successor, which if history is correct will be the iPhone 5S. If Apple stick to their release cycle then this will only be a minor upgrade, but there are a few features we can look forward to, if we can believe recent rumors that is.
Over the past few years Apple has upgraded the camera on their iPhone, and we have reason to believe the iPhone 5S camera will also benefit from a spec bump. The iPhone 5 currently makes use of an 8-megapixel sensor, the successor could pack a 12-megapixel sensor instead.
If this is true, then the iPhone 5S sensor would be pretty similar to the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Sony Xperia Z, which both have a 13-megapixel sensor. However, Apple always likes to one-up their rivals, so we are not surprised that the camera upgrade could improve taking photos in low-light conditions.
Apple has already improved in this area with their previous iPhones, so it seems they wish to carry one this trend. Little is known about the technology, but if we can believe those rumors, then the iPhone 5S camera could be one of the best to offer night shooting and HDR.
Do we really need more megapixels? Apple looks as though they are following a trend that both the Galaxy S4 and Xperia have gone down, but maybe they should not bother about having more megapixels when the images will only end up on Facebook and concentrate on making the sensor larger to improve night shots? Although, it does look as though Apple wants to achieve both.
Thanks to Mac Rumors.
Also See: Sony A6300 available to buy in March