Apple Buying 3.2- and 5-Megapixel Sensors For Next iPhone: ReportApple Buying 3.2- and 5-Megapixel Sensors For Next iPhone: Report
Taipei's DigiTimes filed a report today that suggests the next version (or versions) of the iPhone will have much more powerful cameras. I can only hope that this is true.
April 3, 2009
Taipei's DigiTimes filed a report today that suggests the next version (or versions) of the iPhone will have much more powerful cameras. I can only hope that this is true.Today, DigiTimes reported the following:
OmniVision has received 3.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor (CIS) orders for Apple's next-generation iPhone, according to market sources. The company is also said to have secured 5-megapixel CIS orders for another Apple product expected to be launched later in the year.
DigiTimes has nothing to back this up, and Apple certainly hasn't confirmed it.
The iPhone, as we know, has a 2-megapixel camera, which lags some of the competition, such as the 3.2-megapixel camera on the BlackBerry Storm. One of the many hoped-for upgrades for the next generation iPhone is a better camera. If Apple truly is buying OmniVision's 3.2- and 5-megapixel camera modules as DigiTimes suggests, it would appear to be confirmation that Apple plans to level up. I, for one, hope this rumor turns out to be fact. The iPhone's camera (and its lack of software) is one of its weakest features. With so many other phones packing 5 and 8 megapixels on board, Apple has to respond with a better camera.
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