A photo of a sushi lunch, which appears to have been posted by an Apple engineer to his Flickr account before being marked as private, seems to support rumors that the next-generation iPhone will be equipped with an 8 megapixel camera sensor. While the authenticity of the image and its metadata can't be 100 percent verified, our own analysis leads us to believe that the data seems plausible, and can provide us a few clues to the possible camera hardware in the iPhone 5.
The photo, which was quickly marked "private" on Flickr after reports of its origins spread on Wednesday, contains a number of metadata pieces that support the theory that it was taken using an iPhone model not yet in circulation. The account of the person that posted the image lists his job title as "Apple Software Engineer," the GPS coordinates point to office space at 1 Infinite Loop, and the time it was taken is marked as 11:52am (lunch time!). Additionally, the original caption on Flickr read, "Lunch at work: Uni (sea urchin), hirame (wild halibut), sake (wild Alaskan salmon), avocado roll." And, as some readers may know, Apple's corporate cafeteria is known for, among other delicacies, its sushi.