Both OmniVision and Sony Supplying 8-Megapixel Camera Sensors for iPhone 5?

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    DigiTimes reports that both OmniVision Technologies and Sony have won orders to supply an 8-megapixel camera sensor for the next-generation iPhone, with Apple's existing supplier OmniVision reportedly set to handle 90% of the load.
    Sony's potential role in supplying camera sensors for the fifth-generation iPhone has a rather long history, dating all the way back to an April 2010 analyst report claiming that the company had been selected by Apple to supply an 8-megapixel component, although that report suggested that Sony would be the sole, or at least primary, supplier.

    By this February, another analyst had reported that OmniVision would most likely be the exclusive provider of the image sensor for the next iPhone, although Sony could take a small portion of the orders.

    And in April of this year, Sony CEO Howard Stringer reportedly made comments strongly suggesting that his company is indeed sending image sensors to Apple, although some follow-up reports suggested that Stringer's comments had been misinterpreted.

    Article Link: Both OmniVision and Sony Supplying 8-Megapixel Camera Sensors for iPhone 5?
  2. macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2006
    i see. (get it?!?)
  3. macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2011
    New iPhone

    Any rumors about a new iPhone? Release date? I was hoping there would be news about that yesterday, but no.

    Thanks in advance for any rumors regarding the new iPhone!
  4. macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2010
    Will there be any difference in quality then in the 90% and the 10% ?
  5. macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2011
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8B117)

    I question this. So the same phone will have different cameras in each phone? So I have a 1 in 10 chance of picking the iPhone on the shelf that has a possibly better (or worse) camera. Cameras made by two different companies will likely differ at least a small amount in quality.
  6. macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2004
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2011
    Gallifrey, 5124
    i would think it'd be the same design, just manufactured by different companies .
  8. macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2011
    Berkeley, CA
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2011
    Finally. Hope they start production asap.
  10. macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2010
    Thanks for the information Yvan256. it was pity to see the exploded laptop pictures.

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