Sony Accidentally Confirms Its Supplying Image Sensors for the iPhone 5?

Posted April 2, 2011 at 2:03am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 16107 views

Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer may have just let it slip that Sony is providing image sensors for the iPhone 5.

According to 9to5Mac, Stringer told Walt Mossberg that their camera image sensor facility in Sendai was affected by the tsunami and so getting image sensors to Apple will be delayed. This may not sound like much except that Sony does not supply image sensors for Apple as far as we know.

Stinger said something to the effect of: "Our best senor technology is built in one of the (tsunami) affected factories. Those go to Apple for their iPhones…or iPads. Isn’t that something? They buy our best sensors from us?"

Interestingly, The Street previously reported that Apple has picked Sony's 8-megapixel camera chip for the 2011 iPhone.

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Maqboard - April 3, 2011 at 2:12am
So this cause the launch to 2012?
Sabtain - April 3, 2011 at 2:39pm
No it will still launch in June as they have factories in other countries
developar - April 2, 2011 at 2:10am
What is image sensors?
SunLizard - April 2, 2011 at 4:23am
Camera Lens + Focusing & Capture unit. What used to be the Lens + Camera Body in SLR cameras is now taken care of by a multi component \"Image sensor.\"
developar - April 2, 2011 at 4:26am
Aha, thanks for the info :)
sith - April 2, 2011 at 3:00pm
google ccd
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