As you may already know (see for example THIS here at MacRumors), the previous iPhone model, the iPhone 4S, couldn't truly record video with more than 30 frames per second (fps) without, by 50%, decreased vertical resolution and (with the 1080p-native 4S) switching to 720p resolution. Now, let's take a look at how the iPhone 5 behaves in this respect! Can it record 30+ fps video at all? As the iPhone 5 (still) can't be jailbroken allowing for simple framerate boosting with, for example, the Advanced mode (with editable framerate) of my suite of apps (which has just been updated to iOS5+ for the iPhone3GS and 4 – see THIS here at MacRumors), I've scrutinized the two framerate booster apps in the AppStore, SloPro and Better Camcorder, to find out how they behave on the new iPhone. In addition to the iPhone 5 (iOS 6.0.1, non-JB'n), I've also tested them on the iPad 3 (iOS 5.1.1, JB'n) and iPhone 4 (iOS 5.1.1, JB'n). (Shooting my 60 fps test benchmark video with Better Camera using my iPhone 5. Click for enlargened original. Note the black bars on the sides showing the app hasn't been updated to the widescreen iPhone 5 / iPod touch 5 yet. Also note that, while the screenshot shows 30.20 fps as the recording speed, the footage it records will be 29.97 fps only – and that's the best case.) Back in June, I've already tested these apps on my iPhone 4S. Then, I've found SloPro vastly superior and indeed delivering 60 fps (at 720p and, in addition, halved resolution, of course). Unfortunately, the results are nothing to write home about. Neither apps are iPhone5-aware (meaning letterboxing). What is worse, neither of them recorded a video footage with more than 30 fps. SloPro, as of version 2.2, seems to be severely dumbed down from the previously reviewed version. The current one didn't deliver anything over 30 fps on any of my test devices I've tested it on. Better Camcorder (current version: 1.4) was even worse. On the iPad 3, it recorded slightly below (around 29.10) the nominal 29.97 fps in 720p mode. The iPhone 4 produced even worse results (around 16 fps). It was only on the iPhone 5 that it ran at the nominal speed – but, again, nothing over 30 fps. (Note thatthe excellent video recorder I've also reviewed previously on previous iPhone models, FiLMiC Pro, as of the current version (2.9.10), still can't be configured for higher framerates than 30 fps. It runs on the iPhone 5 without problems though – albeit it doesn't make use of the screen estate either. (BTW, it's iOS 6 only. Hopefully they will return to supporting iOS 5 as I really don't think they use anything iOS6-specific. Don't render the app useless for previously-paying(!!) customers that don't want to "upgrade"(??) to iOS6 if not absolutely necessary!) Verdict If you have an iPhone 5 (or, for that matter, an iPad 3 / iPhone 4) and want to record video with more than 30 true fps, don't bother with these apps - fomr some (still unknown) reason, they won't record faster-than-30fps footage. Note that 1, I'll also re-test these new versions on the iPhone 4S. (Again, on the 4S, previous versions of both apps used to record faster footage. SloPro was even able to record truly 60 fps - with vastly reduced vertical resolution on top of having to use 720p only, of course. I'd certainly love to know whether it's only the 4S that is able to record faster-than-30fps footage.) 2, I'll report on future changes, new versions of these apps, particularly if they (re-)introduce high-speed recording.