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  • Sony CEO Suggests iPhone 5 May Sport 8MP Camera


    Howard Stringer, the CEO of Sony (pictured above), has dropped an iPhone 5 bombshell. During a freshly published interview with the Sony chief, Stringer reportedly had a slip of the tongue and "accidentally" revealed that Apple's 5th generation iPhone may pack the most impressive camera to date in the history of the iPhone.

    According to Stringer, the iPhone 5 will likely feature an 8MP camera. More specifically, Stringer reportedly told The Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg that the recent Japanese earthquake did some serious damage to a Sony camera sensor plant, which has effectively delayed shipments of the senors to the Cupertino, California-based company.

    The same report adds that Sony's eight-megapixel sensor - which, incidentally, can also be found on Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo - is likely the sensor that Stringer is referring to. Until now, OmniVision had been the exclusive provider of the 5-megapixel camera on the iPhone 4. If Apple has made the switch to Sony, it's to bestow upon the iPhone 5 a better quality camera.

    Last year, rumors briefly surfaced that Apple would be turning to Sony in some capacity ahead of the iPhone 5's production. But as no evidence of a relationship subsequently surfaced, the rumors quickly faded away. Of course, now that Sony's CEO has confirmed the relationship, it's safe to say this is one rumor-turned-reality that we're bound to hear a lot more about in the coming weeks.

    Source: Wall Street Journal
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Sony CEO Suggests iPhone 5 May Sport 8MP Camera started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 66 Comments
    1. psychodave's Avatar
      psychodave -
      So since Sony is putting a Camera in the new iPhone 5, if Geohot jailbreaks it will they sue him again? LOL
    1. fcukobstacle's Avatar
      fcukobstacle -
      Agreeee!!!!
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDirtyDiddler View Post
      Hahaha. Why on Earth would you need something that big on the front? Part of the reason Facetime operates so smoothly (for the most part) is the lower image quality on the front camera. 2MP MAX, and don't even expect to see that. I'm not counting on it even being upgraded at all.

      The only reason they would even need an 8mp camera is to appeal to the morons that think it actually makes a difference.
      I understand what your saying and I agree, but I know ppl that use the front camera for actual pictures rather than just FT. You would notice a difference between those two.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      I understand what your saying and I agree, but I know ppl that use the front camera for actual pictures rather than just FT. You would notice a difference between those two.
      Why do they use the front camera for regular pics?
      It doesn't have a flash, it's lower quality, and you can't really see what you're shooting (unless you're taking stealthy pics of something/someone behind you)
      The answer to those people you know is, just use the rear camera.
    1. Jackson9211's Avatar
      Jackson9211 -
      When is it coming out *******
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      You should pay attention to the relationship between sony and apple getting tighter. Both have a vested interest in fighting jail breaking and combining hardware is dangerous.