This actually does come as a surprise since iPhone 5 was largely reported, even by Apple, to have the same 8-megapixel camera on its rear as the 4S sports. There were some improvements noted, like a dynamic f-stop feature for better low-light performance and a sapphire lens cover added for increased durability, but that was where Apple's improvement list ended. Test results are in, and they are quite impressive for the one area of iPhone 5 that was not boasted about to be a major change.
We just stopped by the FastMac booth here at Macworld and they're showing off several new products, the coolest of which is the iV Plus. The iV Plus is an iPhone case with an integrated battery — similar to the popular Mophie Juice Pack Air — with a few tricks up its sleeves. Most notably, the iV doubles as a universal remote, thanks to a built-in infrared transmitter. It also includes a super-bright LED light which can be used as a flashlight or as an actual camera flash as long as you have an app that supports it.
FastMac also claims that the new iV packs more battery life than the Mophie Juice Pack air, all in a slightly smaller package which is really exciting. Think about it; if you're already using it for extra juice, you'll always have a flashlight and a universal remote with you! Check out the video below:
With the Consumer Electronics Show on the horizon, accessory manufacturer L5 Technology has stated that it will be using the event to debut the L5 Remote (complete with a free application), a device that gives your iPhone or iPod touch universal remote control access functionality.