Mobile phone news site PocketNow came across a photo from what appears to be captured using the iPhone 5. The photo of a sushi meal on a plate, which was originally claimed to be snapped using the iPhone 4, is now believed to be taken by an iPhone 5 according to the image’s EXIF data.
“This photo claims to have been taken by an iPhone 4, but the rest of its EXIF data tells a different story: 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,” wrote PocketNow in its article. “What’s more, the lens was recorded as a 4.3mm f/2.4, which is closer to that of a point-and-shoot than the iPhone 4’s actual 3.85mm f/2.8.”
It is very easy to fake a photo’s EXIF data, though. You can easily edit it and make it look like it came from an iPhone 5 or any other camera, but we believe that this is true as it was captured by an Apple software engineer named Anton D’Auria. D’Auria worked on WebKit and Safari for Apple’s iOS mobile operating system.
D’Auria posted the image on Flickr, and before the photo was taken down, the website grabbed the file and studied it.
TechCrunch posted a report that the photo’s embedded data gives the location of where the photo was captured — 1 Infinite Loop, Apple Inc.’s Cupertino headquarters.
Either way at least it looks like some tasty sushi ;-).