A recently discovered code inside iOS 7 suggests that the next generation iPhone could include a new “Mogul” camera mode, offering video recording at a rate of 120 frames-per-second, according to the folks over at 9to5Mac. Capturing video at 120 FPS would allow iPhone users to create slow motion films. For those of you who don’t know, slow motion video requires frames to be captured at a fast rate, which then appeared to be slowed down when replayed at a standard speed. The following was mentioned about the recently discovered code:
According to our analysis and testing of the code, "Mogul" is a feature in development that allows the iPhone to capture video at an exceptionally fast and precise rate. Specifically, our testing indicates that the feature can allow the iPhone to record video at a rate of 120 frames-per-second (FPS). The resolution at which this 120FPS video could be recorded at, however, is currently unclear.
The move seems pretty normal for Apple, since the company has worked hard to improve the camera, continually adding new features such as Panorama mode and volume shutter control as the iPhone has grown in popularity. Many of these upgrades came along with Apple’s “S” phone releases, which seems to be in line with this current feature.
We’ll have to wait until the fall when Apple debuts its supposed iPhone “5S” to see if the feature comes to fruition.