Apple Announces the iPhone 5 - Camera Essentially Unchanged

Yesterday was a big one for Apple, with a huge range of announcements, but the one that took us a bit by surprise is that the camera on the new iPhone 5 has remained basically the same. Like the 4S, you'll still be equipped with a 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture. The iPhone 5 is thinner, but in terms of camera specs, everything remains the same. You can check out Apple's iPhone 5 gallery to get a peek at some sample pictures by clicking here.

The most obvious change between the iPhone 5 and its predecessors may not have a huge impact on the photography world, but it definitely will help out folks that enjoy watching movies on their phones. The display has been lengthened, which finally brings the iPhone to the world of 16:9. The aspect ratio is the same as on HDTVs which means your content will fill the screen.

The other big change, and this one is nice for everyone, is that the iPhone 5 will work on 4G LTE networks, giving users access to much improved data speeds. Whether you're uploading a picture or downloading a new app, this is going to be a welcomed addition.