First photo from iPhone 5’s 8-megapixel camera (with photo)

“As anyone who follows our regular series of ‘Test Photo’ features knows, we enjoy checking out pictures captured by unreleased phones,” Evan Blass reports for Pocketnow.

“The holy grail of such a pursuit is, of course, tracking down an image from the next iPhone,” Blass reports. “And we think that we’ve found one.”

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Blass reports, “This (very attractive) photo claims to have been taken by an iPhone 4, but the rest of its EXIF data tells a different story: although the image has been cropped to 2235×2291 (5.12 megapixels), the original picture was a much larger 3264×2448 — or just shy of eight megapixels. What’s more, the lens was recorded as a 4.3mm f/2.4, which is closer to that of a point-and-shoot than the iPhone 4’s actual 3.85mm f/2.8… It was supposedly shot by an Apple engineer eating his lunch at work.”

First iPhone 5 Photo?
First iPhone 5 Photo? (via Pocketnow)

MacDailyNews Note: Our version of the photo above has been downsized for web use. The original image is here.

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Lynn Weiler” and “Sarah” for the heads up.]


  1. For a debut iPhone 5 image, I wish they’d used better lighting as well as a bit of subject dressing. Very bland and amateur. (I’m an imaging expert as well as snob). 😉

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