Apple's iPhone 5 to Have Cameras Manufactured by Sony

The news (and rumours) surrounding Apple’s iPhone 5 seem to have been moved to the backburner with the last being a story about NFC support for the smartphone. Now there are some rumours that Apple can possibly ask Sony to manufacture cameras for their latest iteration of the iPhone.

Better cameras for your successor

Better cameras for your successor


In an interview with Wall Street Journal, Sony’s CEO Sir Howard Stringer mentioned that his company is manufacturing camera components for the Cupertino-based company. Apparently, Apple will be using these components for their latest smartphone, the iPhone 5. There are chances that these might be one of the two cameras Sony showed back in October last year. Moreover, it’s more likely that the iPhone 5 might carry the 8 Megapixel variant as the 16 Megapixel snapper might only make the handset thicker than its predecessor.

The one blockade that has to be considered seriously is that Sony manufactures this particular image sensor technology in their Sendai factory in Japan. Unfortunately, those areas have been affected by the natural disasters which hit Japan recently. So there’s no guessing about how it will affect the iPhone 5 now. Anyway, lets keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best.

Published Date: Apr 04, 2011 09:48 am | Updated Date: Apr 04, 2011 09:48 am