There has been a great deal of speculation about the upcoming iPhone’s camera, as everyone is seemingly agreed that this will certainly be one of the main upgrades on Apple’s next-gen smartphone.
Previously we’ve heard rumours that the device could be packing a 12 megapixel camera, or one with a proper optical zoom, or even a 3D camera (due to an Apple patent filing). But the speculation seemed to settle down on an improved 8 megapixel camera.
However, the net has come alive with talk of the possibility of a 3D camera on board, once again, courtesy of some leaked pics on a Chinese website.
These appear to show a “prototype” iPhone 5 with twin lenses, but the image itself bears all the hallmarks of a photo-shopped effort, and not a great one at that. Take a look yourself here.
It’s all rather blurry, and basically looks like an iPhone 4 which someone has added a (very poor and faded) 5 on the back, and then rejigged and duplicated the camera lens. Of course, the iPhone 4 doesn’t have a 4 on the back either, it just says “iPhone”.
There’s also the fact that a 3D camera with a 3D display would seem a bit daft (although yes, you could still pipe images to your 3DTV or computer).
It’s a doubtful piece of speculation to say the least, although due to the aforementioned patent filing, some seem to be giving it a little bit of credence.
We’ll stick to the seemingly established rumour line of an improved 8 megapixel snapper, along with a faster processor and probably redesigned body.