It's heart-stopping, to be sure. While Apple has yet to introduce the 2010 iPhone, the company has started to make supplier selections for next year's version. And at least one big change with the fifth iteration of the iPhone will be the camera.
Hello Sony (SNE), goodbye OmniVision (OVTI). Apple has picked Sony's 8-megapixel camera chip for the 2011 iPhone, according to supply and manufacturing sources, said Rodman Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar.
If true, it's good news for iPhone fans looking for more photo shooting power on their phones. But the move would displace OmniVision, Apple's current camera supplier to the iPhone.Neither Apple nor OmniVision were immediately available for comment. OmniVision is expected to supply a 5-megapixel camera for the upcoming version of the iPhone due out this summer, said Kumar.
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