The iPhone 4.0 OS announcement revealed loads of details about functionality that will enabled in the iPhone 4G, but the latest rumours suggest it’ll also have a 5-megapixel camera.
This revelation comes from discussions between Rodman Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar, following discussions with some of Apple’s component partners. He not only claims that the next iPhone, which is rumoured for release this summer, will feature a 5-megapixel camera, but also that 2011’s model will feature a Sony 8-megapixel sensor. The 5G rumours are starting even before the iPhone 4G has been released.
While the 5-megapixel detail isn’t anywhere near confirmed, we would be surprised at this point if Apple didn’t improve the camera with the iPhone 4G. The iPhone 3GS improved the 3G’s camera with a macro mode and some overall tweaks, but surely it’s time to move off the 3.2-megapixel starting blocks, Apple?
Even if the 8-megapixel rumours turn out to be true as well, Apple will still be way behind rivals – we’re only months off seeing the first 12-megapixel phones released. Still, with all the neat new features Apple introduced with iPhone OS 4.0, we’re going to stay quiet and be thankful for small mercies.
Original text: iPhone 4G to get 5MP camera â€“ 5G to get 8MP? | Fonehome.co.uk