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iPhone 5S Camera Leaked by Online Parts Seller

by Jacob Kleinman | August 7, 2013August 7, 2013 7:20 am PST

Last week we got a glimpse at the camera for one of Apple’s upcoming iPhones. At the time, the general assumption was that the leaked module depicted by the blurry photo was headed for the iPhone 5C, suggesting that the low-cost handset might pack an 8-megapixel camera. Today, however, a second leak appears to confirm that the component actually belongs to the iPhone 5S.

Online component seller Luna Commerce, which is already offering a number of different iPhone 5S parts, recently uploaded a series of photos of the upcoming flagship smartphone’s rear camera, offering a clear look at the module. The new photos contain two big clues. First, the flash module is totally detached and doesn’t show up in the photos. Second, we see Apple’s official part numbers, beginning with 821, printed on the component.

It’s still unclear how powerful the iPhone 5S camera will be. While the latest photos suggests Apple may stick with an 8-megapixel rear shooter, earlier reports have indicated that the new smartphone may come equipped with an improved camera. We won’t know anything for sure until Apple officially announces the new smartphone – likely next month – so stay tuned for updates.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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