Ever since the launch of the iPhone 4, Apple has been famous for the device’s image quality, and ever since the launch of the iPhone 4s, Apple has been using Sony sensors for its main iSight camera. Sadly the 1.2 megapixel front facing camera of the device hasn’t been as famous, and up to the iPhone 5s, this was supplied by OmniVision, which seems to be ready for a change with the iPhone 6.
Japanese sources are now claiming that Sony will take over all of the sensors of the iPhone 6, by stating that: “The Japanese firm already supplies nearly all of the CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors for the current iPhone models’ rear-mounted main cameras. Apple is likely looking to switch to Sony sensors for the secondary camera on the screen side, used for taking self-portraits.”
Sony has recently invested 35 Billion Yen in a facility that will allow it to increase its production capability by 25%, and all to be able to comply with Apple’s supply demands. It’s hard to know if this front-facing sensor will add any improvements to the iPhone 6, and as such, what improvements to also expect for the iSight camera at the back. Rumors will likely get stronger as we get closer to the device’s launch date.