The party is ON! Join us at TNW Conference 2021 in Amsterdam for face-to-face business!

The heart of tech

This article was published on September 12, 2012

Apple’s new iPhone 5 features upgraded front camera with FaceTime HD

Apple’s new iPhone 5 features upgraded front camera with FaceTime HD
Josh Ong
Story by

Josh Ong

Josh Ong is the US Editor at The Next Web. He previously worked as TNW's China Editor and LA Reporter. Follow him on Twitter or email him a Josh Ong is the US Editor at The Next Web. He previously worked as TNW's China Editor and LA Reporter. Follow him on Twitter or email him at [email protected].

Apple on Wednesday introduced the iPhone 5, adding FaceTime HD quality video to its front camera. For reference,the front camera on last year’s iPhone 4S offered just VGA.

The new front-facing camera offers 720pixel video and face detection. FaceTime will also now be available over a cellular connection.

Meanwhile, the iPhone 5’s rear camera also got an upgrade, though it didn’t get any additional megapixels. The 8-megapixel rear shooter does now have a dynamic lowlight mode, precision lens alignment and a sapphire crystal lens cover.

Other notable features to the iPhone 5 include the addition of 4G LTE connectivity, an A6 processor and a longer 4-inch in-cell screen.

Header image by Dennis Goedegebuure, originally posted at DPictures.com at Apple White Logo, color background. Creative Commons 2.0 License: Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Inline Image credit: gdgt

Also tagged with