There have been a number of speculations about the features and specifications of the up and coming 5th generation Apple phone; the iPhone 5. Some say that the device will come with Near Field Communication technology; some say that the iPhone 5 will come with an innovative approach to stereoscopic videos and images by adding special hardware alongside software and dual cameras. Now, it is rumored that the smartphone by Apple will come with an 8 MP camera by Sony.
What started this rumor? We are not sure if Sony’s CEO Howard Stringer slipped or if he was hinting on a possible partnership between Sony and Apple. He announced on Wall Street journal that Sony will be delivering a large number of 8 MP cameras to Apple. With this statement, many are wondering why Apple has made this massive order.
Apple has long relied on the company OmniVision to manufacture the cameras mounted on their devices. However, the recent tsunami that hit Japan was said to damage OmniVision’s plants in the country. Is the reason why Sony was contracted to fill in the gaps? If so, this will be a tremendous improvement to Apple’s devices.
Compared to the competition, the current iPhone 4 came with an inferior 5 MP camera. This resulted in images and videos that were not up to par, compared to images and videos taken by other smartphones such as the Nokia N8 that comes with a 12 MP camera. This is where Sony comes in.
Sony was successful in outfitting the slim Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc with an 8 MP camera. The dimensions of the said smartphone are similar to the 4th generation iPhone and its 5th generation successor. If the rumors are true, the next generation iPhone may not come with a 12 MP camera just like the smartphone by Nokia, but it will be equipped with an 8 MP Sony camera that will make the smartphone even more competitive.