Sunday, 10 April 2011

iPhone 5 to come with 8 megapixel camera, Sony CEO accidentally reveals

While speaking to Walt Mossberg this week, Sony CEO Howard Stringer has apparently accidentally shed some light on the camera hardware specifications of the iPhone 5. As Stringer was discussing the impact of the Japanese earthquake on the company’s CMOS sensor production, he allegedly said: “Our best sensor technology is built in one of the affected factories. Those go to Apple for their iPhones… or iPads. Isn’t that something? They buy our best sensors from us?”
This is interesting because Apple does not currently use Sony cameras in their products. Analysts at The Street (the people who previously accurately predicted the 5 megapixel iPhone 4 camera) are now saying that the fifth-gen iPhone will be using a 8-megapixel camera from Sony, which also coincides with rumors that Apple is seeking to move away from the iPhone 4 camera supplier OmniVision for a new supplier.

VIA  thegadgetsite
SOURCE  9to5mac