Based on hidden codes in iOS 7 discovered by Hamza Sood, 9to5Mac suggests that Apple’s next-generation iPhone could include a new feature called “Mogul” camera mode, which allows the handset to record video at a rate of 120 frames-per-second (FPS).
Why would you shoot a video at 120 FPS? Because you will absolutely love the result: it’s crisp and gorgeous, and it also allows you to record slow-motion video. There are third-party apps enabling slow-motion recording, but it would be great to have this as a native camera feature.
In fact, there are cameras on the market already featuring slow-motion abilities, such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, and action cameras such as GoPro Hero3.
According to 9to5Mac’s testing, the iPhone 5’s camera doesn’t support the new Mogule mode, as they couldn’t activate it, suggesting that this feature is intended for future models. This could also mean Mogule mode may arrive with the iPhone 5S or newer iPhones.
A quick look at the iPhone camera upgrade reveals that Apple has put a tremendous amount of effort into the handset’s camera, which was rewarded by the rapid adoption of iPhoneography – well, there are some counterexamples as well.
The fact is, Apple’s next-generation iPhone will have a key selling feature, which — at least until now — was rumoured to be the fingerprint sensor. However, the rumour mill has been silent lately about this feature. Upgrading the camera sounds like a more likely step, and as we have previously reported, there are some rumours of a 12 MP camera with improved night-shooting capabilities. These features may fit well with the aforementioned Mogule mode.