We know, you’re getting sick of the iPhone rumors, too. However, bear with us for a second.

The above photo of delicious sushi was taken on an iPhone 5. Not only that, but the photo in question was taken from inside Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino…

PocketNow has what appears to be the first publicly leaked photo taken on an iPhone 5. The shot was taken on an 8 megapixel camera, and there’s more evidence in the EXIF data:

“This (very attractive) 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. 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’s been a long-standing rumor that the next flagship iPhone model will sport a 8 megapixel camera. The image resolution is larger than what the iPhone 4’s sensor can capture, and case leaks have indicated that the iPhone 5 will be slightly larger than the iPhone 4, while remaining thinner in width.

9to5Mac notes the location data of this photo:

MacRumors has discovered the photo’s original origin on Flickr. The photo was posted by an iOS engineer working on Safari and WebKit at Apple. Presumably, he was enjoying a nice lunch when this picture was taken.

The iPhone 5 is very real, folks. And soon you’ll be able to take pictures of your sushi with its fancy 8 megapixel camera, too!

  • OCD Steve Jobs

    i prefer a picture of a mirror than some dead fish

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      • Jason Masters


      • OCD Steve Jobs

        Jason you retard…if they took a pic of the mirror you would see what the iphone looks like. idiot

  • kokhean

    They should fix the quality of the camera on the iPad 2 first…

    • James

      Why should they, wtf do you even want to walk round, taking pictures with an iPad for, next you’ll be wanting to take pictures with your iMac.

      • kokhean

        I’m talking about the front facing one used for FaceTime.

  • Fras

    Bullshit stuff.what if this was taken on a samsung s II

    • Justin

      Why would Apple take a picture with a Samsung when they are getting ready to release a new iPhone? That means when the new iPhone comes out if there isn’t an 8 MP camera on it people would go bananza because Apple released the picture and went back on their word. It’s obviously a little tidbit of media to get the hype back up for the iPhone 5/4S and most likely a picture taken from an iPhone 5/4S prototype, or actual finished product.

  • MartinC

    More important is – I want catering like that at my office!

  • Roaf

    Why sushi ? Why not the phone ? fake for now

    • Josh

      Maybe because taking a picture of one of the most awaited devices of the year, and uploading it to the internet BEFORE IT IS EVEN RELEASED could cost you your job and lots of money. Was it hard?

  • Andrew

    Not a terribly impressive pic in terms of camera quality. Looks as if my iphone 4 can do as good or better job. Unless I’m missing something, like maybe this is showing off the flash capability of the iphone 5, in which case I’m seriously impressed!

    • James

      +1 .. You’d have thought they would have taken a picture of something a little more detailed to showcase the quality, not just a selection of gross fishlets.

  • babiloe

    Did you know there is a japanese man who has many worms in his scalp because too much sushi.

  • MartinC

    This version of the pic has obviously been scaled down to fit a web page (593×607). Duh! 😉

  • Zara

    Tell the CSI guys to find some reflections of the iPhone 5 in this photo!

  • Yboy403

    Here’s the link to a webpage with the full exif data. This one’s real, folks.


  • Ron brock

    My question is…..where is the wasabi??

    • MartinC

      It’s by the ginger – innit? But no sign of anything to mix it in. Or chopsticks. Neat they are at Apple.

  • Jason Masters

    To OCD Steve jobs why am I a retard ? You see this is the problem with this blogs no respect. I didn’t even say anything and I’ve got some childish nimrod calling me retard I don’t blame Sebastian for deleting comments from people like You do me a favor and kindly move on to a different blog thanks.

    • OCD Steve Jobs

      maybe i took your -99 wrong? btw, your avatar makes you look like a pervert. either way, sorry about coming off so harsh. i was wrong for doing that.

      • Jason Masters

        How is it perverted?
        having an avatar of pretty girls?
        they aren’t naked they are fully clothed and are very pretty besides why do you care about an avatar we are here to discuss iPhone related subjects why are you concerned with an avatar like it’s your business and if you have nothing to contribute besides your opinions, well you know what they say about opinions?
        maybe you should stick to the subjects at hand or find a blog where they like your opinion and you’ll fit in better there?

      • Johnny

        I agree, it’s perverted. Each time I read your comments I thought you may have a problem. At least a bit anyway. Look at the picture again. You can clearly see this is not JUST a picture of “pretty girls.”

  • Jason Masters

    What problem may I have mysterious commenter? It’s funny how a different name pops up yet it’s the same person how about Johnny or OCD Steve jobs which are one in the same just give it up already and quit trying to flame if it offends you that much you have the right to not look at it and move to a new page on the Internet but really is that all you have? I know at one point in time I probably silenced you in the comments sections because you could not argue rationally and this may be your vague attempt at retribution but really? My avatar perverted that’s really lame not to mention out of context if your so highly offended ask Sebastian if it’s offensive and if should be removed but coming on here trying to flame each time serves no purpose so let’s stick to iPhone subjects and not my avatar or your lack of respect for the IDB community.