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Slow-motion tech to be on board iPhone 5S

News   •   Jul 10, 2013 12:53 BST

Delving deep into iOS 7 code, tinkerers have discovered slow-motion tech. Is this an indication that the successor of the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5S, will have the feature?

9to5Mac reports, “Besides a dual-LED flash setup and perhaps a 13MP Sony-designed sensor, we have discovered that Apple is designing a new iPhone camera feature called “Mogul” mode. A mogul is defined as “a powerful person in a media industry,” making the word a perfect codename (or even a marketing name) for a new iPhone camera feature. The discovery, shared with us by Hamza Sood, comes by way of hidden references inside of the latest iOS 7 betas.”

It adds, “Perhaps also forecasting Apple’s own use of slow-motion technology in an iPhone camera feature is the presence of new developer-facing camera APIs and frameworks in iOS 7.

“In iOS 7, developers have access to new 60 frames-per-second video recording functionality. Coupled with this is support for enhanced playback, audio recording, editing, and exporting of this high-frame rate video. The presence of these features is likely necessary to support the aforementioned “Mogul” hardware-tied feature.”

Sadly, there’s no way for us to confirm if the iPhone 5S will sport the feature or not. We’ll just have to wait until Apple unveils their next iPhone sometime in September.

For more on the Apple iPhone 5 White, check us out here.