Was this picture of an Apple engineer's lunch taken with the Apple iPhone 5?

Was this picture of an Apple engineer's lunch taken with the Apple iPhone 5?
PocketNow has come across a picture taken by an Apple engineer who was eating his lunch at the office. The picture, cropped down to 5MP (5.12 to be exact), was originally just shy of 8MP in resolution. Additionally, the lens used was recorded as 4.3mm f/2.4, which is much closer to what you would find on a point and shoot camera. The Apple iPhone 4 has a 3.85mm f/28 lens. If legit, this is the first test picture from the Apple iPhone 5 that has been found.

A tasty lunch and quite possibly the first test picture from the Apple iPhone 5

A tasty lunch and quite possibly the first test picture from the Apple iPhone 5

As we reported, the one constant in a universe full of rumored iPhone 5 specs is that the camera will be an 8MP shooter. Still, there is the possibility that the image is fake as PocketNow recently was fooled by a picture that was shot by a current Apple iPhone 4 and then put through an Apple iPad that had software installed that changed the EXIF data of the image. Nonetheless, because the photo was allegedly taken by an Apple engineer, it is believed to be genuine.

For some, the picture might make them hungry for the Apple iPhone 5, expected to launch just next month. For others, the picture just might make them hungry.

source: PocketNow

**UPDATE**
A reader at This is my next was able to process the picture a little to catch the reflection of the device that took the picture. Is this the first picture of the Apple iPhone 5?

source: Thisismynext

Was this picture of an Apple engineer's lunch taken with the Apple iPhone 5?

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56 Comments

1. Mooooo

Posts: 212; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

Type the hype but don't byte

2. chuck norris unregistered

this is not news

3. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Ok this is just getting silly. We are getting updated on pictures of people's lunches who may be carrying a iphone 5. LOL this is great...

4. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

Iphonearena is at it again. This is not news

50. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

haha but everything about the droid bionic is huh? u know how long we have been listening to that?

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

really? come on... how is this news? it could also be a photo taken by an alien. do you have proof its not?? lol

10. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Ok guys I took that picture. It's from an iPhone prototype the aliens left at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. 3 nights ago I was abducted & given the prototype to take that picture. I am sorry but it's not the iPhone 5. lol

27. Pdubb

Posts: 249; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

This guy is full of bologna! Just like the biscuits at Hardees.

28. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

LMAO!

20. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

This is just the latest example of market churning in advance of release that Apple is famous for. Expect more of this type of activity. I am actually surprised that more rumors haven't leaked about the new camera in the latest iPhone. Must be time for Apple to feed the rumor machine.

6. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

aledegelly taken by an Apple engineer and leaked by a company that has just been fooled by an Apple early pic??????? sounds like BS to me

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Ok so this "MIGHT" be the first iPhone 5 picture. Wow such world changing news. It would be better if there was some confirmation that it "IS" from the iPhone 5. Great news I feel so well informed! lol

40. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

hilarious that you fandroids are so anxious to point out that this isnt news that you come in, read the article and post multiple times. and this is the most commented story of the day. you are the ones that fuel these stories. PA doesnt care if you dont like it. they just care that you come in, read and comment. congrats on making sure there are plenty more stories like this to come!

43. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Well said, lol. Stop making these posts so popular damn it. Stop reading, stop commenting and if comments like those hardly get any views or response, it'll eventually stop. This is the same reason why Rebecca Black became famous.

45. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I mean posts like these

8. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

This does not make me hungry for the iphone 5, nor the lunch. I hate sushi.

24. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Peter how can you hate sushi. This saddens me :p

25. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i ask my wife the same thing all the time.. how do you NOT like sushi??? especially when dipped in yummy shrimp sauce.. that stuff is good on everything. :)

54. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

I find it just disgusting... No, swedish people like meatballs : )

9. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

We have entered the iphone 5 huge marketing teasing season

11. 406206406206 unregistered

WHO CARES?! OH MY GOD.

12. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

This picture looks kind of blurry and lacks details, even the old Nokia N86 could take a lot better pictures than this.

13. NegativeOne unregistered

If I took a picture of my sandwich with my Droid Incredible.... could I create a huge hype on PhoneArena?

14. ShaqEVO unregistered

... in fact when you zoom into the reflection, it clearly reads out iPhone 5... right ?

15. knations35

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

omg...best photo ever taken.....

16. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Wow you took the time to thumb down everybody on this article. lol now it's my turn to thumb you down. By the way the picture looks awful!!

23. knations35

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

back at ya

17. arvinsheet unregistered

what the hell phonearena?!? cant u guys come up with something really interesting than this?!?

18. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

It was not possible to take this kind of pictures with the old iphones ? Ok it is a big improvement on the next coming iphone. Someone knows if the next iphone 5 can be used to make and receive phone calls ?

19. NegativeOne unregistered

A "bumper" is probably required to do so.

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