Sony CEO Accidentally Gives Plans for 8MP iPhone 5 Camera
Posted on April 2, 2011 by vincent oliver
During an interview on Friday, Sony CEO Howard Stringer accidentally confirmed plans to supply an updated camera in the iPhone 5. Stringer told WSJ’s Walt Mossberg that Sony’s camera sensor plant in Sendai Japan had been hit by the earthquake and that shipments of sensors to Apple would be delayed. So far, Apple has only purchased cameras from OmniVision, so Stringer’s statement suggests that Sony will be shipping for a future iPhone model. Rumors are that the iPhone 5 will have an 8-megapixel sensor with a CMOS sensor suited to low light with little noise. Apple has been known for going after overall picture quality over megapixel count, and this camera from Sony would give the quality while also seeing a sensor upgrade.