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Perhaps the above could be one of the reasons we may see a later than usual release of the next generation of the iPhone? During an interview with The Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg, Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer may have subtly given away plans for an eight-megapixel camera in the iPhone 5.
In the interview, Stringer had claimed that the company's camera sensor plant in Sendai had been hit by the Japanese earthquake and that shipments of sensors to Apple would be delayed. Up to this point, Apple has only utilized cameras from OmniVision, which would lead to suggesting that Sony would be shipping for a future model.
Currently, Sony has an eight-megapixel sensor in phones such as the Xperia Neo, which would possibly make for a greeting pairing with a future iPhone due to it maintaining a CMOS sensor which is suited to low light with little noise. Apple usually insists on overall quality versus megapixel count and by using Sony, could not only meet the requirements that they are looking for, but would see a sensor upgrade as well.
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