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12 megapixels boost rumoured for iPhone 5S camera

We are approaching peek Apple product release rumour season, and the latest to hit the ether is about a megapixel boost for the camera of the rumoured iPhone 5S up to 12 megapixels. That is a 4 megapixel increase compared to the current iPhone 5 camera (8 megapixels).

Iphone camera rumours

As everyone with decent camera knowledge knows, megapixels is only one of many factors when it comes to having a high functionality, high quality camera. But it would come as no surprise that Apple would increase the megapixels on the iPhone camera, as it has pretty much done for every new iteration of the popular smartphone. Camera technology is constantly evolving, but still, 4 megapixels increase is a significant boost from one generation to the next for Apple, and there are questions as to how it will be implemented.

The increase would also be about keeping up with the competition, given that the new Samsung Galaxy S4 features a 13-megapixel camera, and some have been criticising Apple for losing their edge when it comes to driving the smartphone technology market. That race of course is not going to be fixed merely by upping the megapixels on the camera, but improving the overall camera capabilities of the iPhone 5S would go a long way to at least ensure customer retention.

What would you like to see Apple delivering on the camera front for the iPhone 5S? Please let us know by leaving a comment below.

[source: Macrumours via Cnet]

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