Apple’s next-gen iPhone may feature slow-motion 120 fps camera capability

“Based on the latest chatter, a reasonable snapshot of the new iPhone seems to be an ‘iPhone 5S’ with the same design as the iPhone 5, a stronger processor, and an improved camera system,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac.

“But what about a ‘cool factor?’ Apple’s previous ‘S-iPhone’ upgrades both included unique features to set it apart from either previous iPhones or other devices on the market. The iPhone 3GS included new Video Camera and Voice Control hardware and software to differentiate itself from its predecessor, while the iPhone 4S introduced Siri,” Gurman reports. “There has been some chatter regarding a fingerprint sensor system, but nothing absolutely concrete.”

Gurman reports, “Besides a dual-LED flash setup and perhaps a 13MP Sony-designed sensor, we have discovered that Apple is designing a new iPhone camera feature called ‘Mogul’ mode… According to our analysis and testing of the code, ‘Mogul’ is a feature in development that allows the iPhone to capture video at an exceptionally fast and precise rate. Specifically, our testing indicates that the feature can allow the iPhone to record video at a rate of 120 frames-per-second (FPS).”

Read more in the full article here.

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

12 Comments

    1. I will disregard that comment, as this has more to do with being able to shoot and turn it into slow motion footage that plays back at 24 fps or 30 fps. which, is a great freakin feature. GoPro has 240 fps.

    1. The fingerprint sensor is interesting. I’ve read pros and cons about its possibilities. If they can make it work, and Apple won’t do it half ass, it has unbelievable potential commercially. Remember all those iTunes/credit card accounts that Apple has in it’s back pocket. That’s big bucks. If by building materials you mean the construction of the iPhone itself, I don’t really care what they make it out of. Liquid metal, aluminum, plastic, wood, doesn’t matter to me. I’m going to stick it in a case immediately anyway so who cares? Tougher glass would be the only thing I’d like to see. The shell of the iPhone won’t matter in regards to its performance. It’s what’s on the inside that counts.

      1. As long as the next iPhone isn’t made of plastic or wood I’ll buy one. Part of the Apple ethos has been excellent engineering and the best materials – the iPhone feels worth the money, nothing plastic will ever give that same feel. I know you disagree with me and you don’t care what its made of and I respect that, but remember Apple made a huge thing about how precisely manufactured the iPhone is, comparing the process to fine jewellery and watch making. My only request is they keep the top of line iPhone made of premium materials and (perhaps) release a plastic iPhone for the masses, although I’m not buying one. Why would they use plastic when they managed to make the iPod Touch relatively affordable? just my opinion anyways…

  1. Any upgrade would be a motor one for me. I’m still using my iPhone 4 I purchased the week they were first introduced. the improved camera capabilities are the main reason I’ll upgrade. Better voice recognition function is a second reason. For me, screen size is not that big of an issue. My wife uses an iPhone 5 — it feels “too big” compared to my phone. I’m with GM as far as materials are concerned — as long as it’s built as well as the previous few models, that’s OK with me, too.

  2. please do this what took so long?

    find everything you missed and give it to us now!!!!

    sorry since apples new ad i seriously cant tow the party line …but the only that would save that AD would be it was shot with this feature on an iphone 5s running secret feature iOS 7

    hmmm ???

    do it next time then ok snarky scott out ……

  3. Sell your stock now: the iPhone 5s will have the same build as the iPhone 5 and the same as the iPhone 4S and the same as the iPhone 4. Three years of minor updates for their most important piece of hardware? By the time this lands THREE MONTHS FROM NOW it will already feel stale. Stop playing around with fonts and deliver a phone that actually feels fresh. There is not one product in their current available lineup that didn’t look and feel almost exactly the same as it did 3 years ago. Where is all that R&D money going? Certainly not the iTunes desktop app, which is still a mess from the last “update”. Jesus, what the hell is going on over there? Jony Ive playing with obnoxious colors would be fine if they were actually in service of some new IDEAS.

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