iPhone 5 Will Get 8 Megapixel Camera Sensor?

Sony's CMOS Sensor For Next Gen iPhone & iPad

In an interview late Friday with the Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg, Sony CEO casually reveals the secret details about iPhone 5 and mentions he’s supplying cameras to the Apple. Sony company is producing the cameras for the next generation of iPhones and iPads.

While discussing the impact of the Japanese earthquake on the company’s CMOS sensor production, Sony CEO Howard Stinger has said that:

“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.”

So rumors are flooding in that the iPhone 5 will come equipped with an 8 megapixel camera from Sony and it could be Sony Exmor R sensor, which is being currently used inside the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and the Sony CEO hasn’t mentioned that the iPhone 5 would include an 8 megapixel camera. It is also being heard that Apple is seeking to move away from the iPhone 4 camera supplier OmniVision for a new supplier.

So when will Apple introduce the iPhone 5? We hope it’s coming during the Apple’s WWDC 2011 event, which is scheduled to held from June 6th to 11th.

[Source: Wall Street Journal]

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