Apple iPhone 5 Camera Revealed


Sony CEO accidentally breaks news during interview with WSJ..


By: DAVID SHEAR  
Published: April 2nd 2011
in Economics » World


Could the iPhone 5 feature an 8-meg camera?

Here we go again. The Apple iPhone 5, which is rumored to be released on June 6th, had had one of it’s new features nearly confirmed, a Sony image sensor for the iPhone 5’s camera.

 

Sir Howard Stringer, CEO of Sony, accidentally broke the new in an interview late Friday with the Wall Street Journal’s Walk Mossberg. When speaking of the damage the earthquake caused to 15 of Sony’s factories in Japan, Stringer inadvertently mentioned that a camera sensor made in one of those plants is for Apple, and that the sensor could be delayed due to the earthquake.

 

This rumor is supported by an analyst’s report from February this year that the current provider of the image sensor for the iPhone 4, OmniVision, could lose it’s contract of supplying their image sensor for the iPhone 5 since their 8-megapixel sensor won’t be ready for the iPhone 5’s launch on June 6th.

 

This slip of the tongue could also mean that the iPhone 5 will now miss the rumored June 6th release. Hopefully not though, as this writer has one foot over the fence and is ready to abandon the RIM camp and join Apple.



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