New iPhone 5S, rumors involve an interesting new camera feature that appears to be in development right now. While most rumors are pegging September as the month we could see the next iPhone released, and the continuous "fingerprint sensor" rumors are still swirling around, few details beyond this are known about new features and specs we can expect in the next iPhone.
A recent report, however, by 9 to 5 Mac may be shedding some light on a really cool new feature, which will likely grace the iPhone 5S upon release.
New iPhone 5S Rumored Feature Discovered: 120FPS Slow-Motion "Mogul" Camera May Be Coming
The new feature 9 to 5 Mac describes in none other than a slow-motion camera. Found within the documents related to the latest Apple firmware, iOS 7, a source for 9 to 5 Mac discovered some references to a new iPhone camera feature known as "Mogul" which thy believe will be included in the iPhone 5S. Here are more details on this next iPhone rumor.
Okay, so about this "Mogul" rumor: A source for 9 to 5 Mac, Hamza Sood, discovered some references to the feature inside of the iOS 7 beta's documentation. While it's still being developed, Mogul could allow the next iPhone 5S to capture video at killer speeds while maintaining high clarity and precision
How fast are we talking for this new iPhone 5S slow-motion camera? Try a record rate of 120 frames-per-second! Videos recorded at this rate of speed give way to crystal clear, beautiful shots and video clips free of blurriness. This kind of technology is currently available in the Galaxy S4, and is featured in the video clip below.
Though the news of a slow-motion camera certainly qualifies as only a rumor, it's very likely we could see the iPhone 5S sporting the new feature upon its release, as it is clear that "Mogul" is being actively worked on by Apple. Plus with the rumors that update camera specs to the tune of a 13mp upgrade swirling it all seems to fit together nicely
The Mogul camera feature cannot currently be activated in the iOS 7 betas that have recently been released, but rest assured, this rumor is not going to die any time soon. It seems the slow-motion camera, if and when it comes to the iPhone 5S, will likely be included in the standard features like panorama was included in iOS 6.
Why Updated Camera Rumors For iPhone 5S Ring True
Of course, news that the next iPhone will have improvements to the camera should come as no surprise, as some of the most important features competitors like the Galaxy S4 currently hold against Apple's iPhone 5 are things like increased screen size, faster processor, and upgraded camera.
Though this is purely speculation, I would wager to say we may see the slow-motion video feature in the iPhone 5S, as thus far the only real improvement we've heard will come with the release is the possibility of a fingerprint sensor.
Though Apple recently began breaking off its ties with Samsung by partnering with a new producer for its 2014 chipset, presumably for the iPhone 6, no details are known about what we can expect in terms of a processor update for the iPhone 5S or whatever the next iPhone may be.
Adding a upgraded camera feature would certainly encourage consumers to make the jump for the next iPhone. With iOS 7 beta 3 release on Monday, many have stated the new system is incredibly fast which could be pleasing to users purchasing the next iPhone.
As more is learned about the rumored features in the next iPhone - be it the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 or the budget iPhone — we'll be sure to bring those updates. In the meantime, however, check out some of our older articles with latest news about what to expect when the next iPhone releases.
iPhone 5S, 6 Rumors And Other Apple News:
With the expectation that the iPhone 5S will release in September 2013, leaked photos of hardware components as well as feature rumors surface nearly daily on the web. This week we've seen a few leaks back to back concerning the features of the next iPhones - the iPhone 5S and the budget model purportedly being worked on by Apple.
Budget iPhone Case Photos Leak
The first leak which made a splash on Monday, featured a case design which is intended to fit the outside of the budget iPhone thought to release alongside the iPhone 5S this fall. Macotakara was the first to point out in a blog post [Google translation] MGM budget iPhone case.
Macotakara has been in the center of a number of iPhone 5S and budget iPhone rumors of late. Earlier this month, the source claimed the iPhone 5S would add a third gold model to the classic black and white offerings.
"iPhone 5S, which will be shipped in August, has new color model. It is gold, which color is reported by BGR with showing SIM-tray photos".
Budget iPhone "Light" and iPhone 5S Blueprints Leak
On Tuesday, fresh on the heels of the budget iPhone case leaks, Apple Insider reported further leaks -- a blueprint which allegedly reveals the design of a so-called "iPhone Lighte" or budget iPhone, alongside the iPhone 5S. Apple Insider's source created a 3-D mock-up based off the leaked blueprints that show a very iPhone 5ish budget model. It has the same 4-inch screen, home button, and FaceTime camera on the front but there are some distinctions. The iPhone "Light" appears to have the same length as the iPhone 5 but a slightly curvier shape, and thicker casing. We've seen tons of leaks along the way and all have featured designs with this same curvy plastic frame, so these new mock-ups are quite consistent with other rumors reported thus far.
The blueprints have registered as pretty legitimate, as apparently, case makers like MGM have already begun the process of making accessories to fit the budget iPhone "Light" ahead of the release. These blueprints are likely the reason for MGM's leaked case photos that surfaced Monday
iPhone 5S Leaked Blueprints Confirm Name of Next-Gen iPhone
Though nothing much new could be learned from the blueprints of the iPhone 5S, one thing it seems to confirm is that the next-gen iPhone will indeed be named the iPhone 5S. There has been a good bit of controversy concerning this fact with some believing the "iPhone "5S' might actually be the budget model, an the next-gen flagship would skip straight on to the iPhone 6. The iPhone 5S is expected to look much like the iPhone 5 but the major feature change being the incorporation of a fingerprint sensor.
iPhone 5S Display Photos In High-Definition Give Clear Clues About Apple's Next iPhone
In May, we saw some photos leaked reportedly featuring the iPhone 5S display. These photos, while blurry, seemed viable as, at the time, rumors suggested iPhone 5S mass production of displays would begin in June 2013. MacRumors was one of the first to share these photos. Though the size of the display appears to be the same as the iPhone 5, there were some differences in design, which would suggest a change in the logic or motherboard.
Last week, more leaked photos of the alleged iPhone 5S logic board showed up on the Macotakara website. The component featured few changes from the iPhone 5 logic board. In fact, the only visible change appeared to be screw placement. The screw is now located at the top of the iPhone 5S motherboard. While featuring the new motherboard, the photos failed to reveal the kind of processor might be included in the iPhone 5S. It is expected that the iPhone 5S will see some update to the processor and could possibly be an A7 Qualcomm chip which would follow the normal progression of new Apple hardware.
Finally on Wednesday we saw more iPhone 5S display leaks, but this time, the difference was that they are high quality, high definition photos. No blurry hard-to-make-out leaked photos here. The iPhone 5S display photos were first published by Fanatic Fone. The photos feature the iPhone 5S display assembly right next to an iPhone 5 display for comparison. The big changes Fanatic Fone notes in the two models are as follows:
"When you first take a look at the front of these two digitizers and LCD screen assemblies, you won't find any difference except the length of the flex cable. The dimensions of these two screens are exactly the same, and even the distance between the edge of the phone and display is the same ... The flex cable of the iPhone 5S is much longer than the iPhone 5, which indicates that the inner components of the iPhone 5S do indeed have some differences compared to the earlier model ...The front housing of iPhone 5S is thicker on the top compared with the iPhone 5. And for the bottom part, the screw hole of the iPhone 5S is a little bit bigger than the one on the iPhone 5."
As more pre-release date leaked photos, specs and features rumors regarding the iPhone 5S and the budget iPhone surface, we'll be sure to update you.