Mashable, via Pocket Now, have published what may be the first clue to the functionality of the iPhone 5. And though Mashable express wonder that an image of “a plate of sushi – of all things” is the first evidence of the iPhone 5, we think that the Cupertino pioneers are as usual ahead of the game. With its graphic simplicity, color contrast and textural detail, Sushi is the perfect color test for an 8MB iPhone camera.
According to experts while some of the photo’s EXIF data (Exchangeable Image File Format) says the image is taken by a iPhone 4 with its 5MB camera, other data suggests something different. Pocket Lint argue that “although the image has been cropped to 2235×2291 (5.12 megapixels), the original picture was a much larger 3264×2448 – or just shy of eight megapixels. What’s more, the lens was recorded as a 4.3mm f/2.4, which is closer to that of a point-and-shoot.”
Plus the GPS says it was mostly taken in Apple’s HQ in Cupertino. If this Still Life With Sushi is an image from the iPhone rather than the product of excitable imaginations, perhaps the Kids From Cupertino have been keeping an eye on our strories on the Neat trend?