by Joe White
May 10, 2013
In recent days, a number of articles have criticized the iPhone 5 camera's poor low-light performance, however it's all too easy to forget how much the smartphone's built-in camera, and the software that powers it, have improved since the original iPhone launched in 2007. Fortunately, one new comparison image, put together by reddit user camerack, effectively demonstrates how the iPhone's camera has developed over the past six years. Here's the image, which reached us via Cult of Mac: As you can see, not only has the iPhone's close-up camera performance improved dramatically, but the tone of the images shot using Apple's smartphone has also been fine-tuned over time. Recent rumors surrounding the iPhone 5S have indicated that the forthcoming handset could feature additional improvements to its built-in camera, particularly concerning the smartphone's performance when shooting in dark conditions. One such article also claimed that in addition, Apple is planning on upgrading the camera to 12-megapixels. We'll keep you updated with further information on the iPhone 5S as we receive it. In the meantime, take a look at the above comparison image, or see our additional industry news articles: Apple's 50 Billion App Downloads Countdown Moves To Apple.com, Google's Android Powers 59.5 Percent Of All 'Smart Mobile Devices', and Smart Cover-Equipped iPads Can Shut Off Implanted Defibrillators.