Word on the street is Apple is hoping to better compete with Nokia's PureView camera technology.
The rumored new iPhone is still several months away from its unveilng but the rumor mill is still churning out details on this new idevice. According to the latest scuttlebutt, the iPhone 5S will have a 12-megapixel camera.
Tinhte (via Cult of Mac) cites an anonymous source at Wonderful Saigon Electrics, the Vietnamese branch of a Japanese company specializing in producing components for Apple, that says the new as-yet-unannounced iPhone will feature a 12-megapixel camera with improved night shooting and HDR. Other rumors for the phone include a larger screen, a higher resolution display, a faster SoC and 4G LTE support. Apple is also thought to be introducing additional colors this year.
Previous speculation has stated that the iPhone 5S will launch on June 20 and go on sale in early July. This is a departure from recent years, which saw new models of the iPhone introduced in September/October and go on sale shortly after. However, it's not totally out of the question. After all, for many years, Apple launched new models of the iPhone at WWDC in June and launched the phones in the first or second week of July.