Astute observation by John Gruber:
In my experience, the iPhone 5’s new low-light capabilities are at least partially software-driven — low-light shots taken with third-party apps don’t seem any better than on the iPhone 4S. […]
Looking at the EXIF data, the big difference is that the photo shot with the built-in Camera app on the iPhone 5 had an ISO speed of 2500…
He posted a series of sample shots to back his theory. What baffles me most is how a publication like Consumer Reports can miss a simple fact like this one. Given their past record, seems like someone in their editorial team simply has a view of his/her own that doesn’t fare well with reality.