iPhone 5 To Feature 8-Megapixel Camera?

News | Tuesday March 29 2011 10:28 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , ,

Folks at 9to5Mac are reporting that Sony CEO Howard Stringer told Wall Street Journal in an interview at Carnegie Hall in New York City that shipments of camera sensors to Apple have been delayed due to the devastating earthquake in Japan.
Interestingly, Sony currently doesn’t supply camera sensors for Apple ’s iOS devices. It’s OmniVision Technologies that supply camera sensors for the
Stringer just said that their camera image sensor facility in Sendai was affected by the tsunami. Getting image sensors to Apple will be delayed.
Early on, he raised the irony of Sony supplying camera components for Apple devices. It “always puzzles me,” he said. “Why would I make Apple the best camera?”
It is unclear what devices he was talking about as Sony isn’t known to supply key camera components, known as image sensors, to Apple ; A Sony spokeswoman declined to comment and an Apple spokesperson couldn’t be reached for comment.
Back in April 2010, Rodman Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar had claimed in a report that Apple had roped in Sony to supply 8-megapixel camera sensors for
5 while Omnivision would supply the 5-megapixel camera sensors for iPhone 4, which turned out to be accurate.
. The exact reason for the delay is not yet known but this could be one of them.
What do you think about the possibility of iPhone 5 coming with 8-megapixel camera? Let us know in the comments below.

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