Rumors around the next Apple smartphone, the iPhone 5 — or whatever its name will be — are pouring down. First the new antenna and aluminum back, then a purported design leak, more recently the four-inch screen and now, the eight-megapixel Sony camera.
Just recently, Sony’s CEO, Sir Howard Stringer, while talking about the Japanese earthquake’s impact on CMOS sensor production, said: “Our best sensor technology is built in one of the affected factories. Those go to Apple for their iPhones… or iPads. Isn’t that something? They buy our best sensors from us?”
Of course, analysts jumped in and opined that the next-gen iPhone has got to have an eight-megapixel camera. This, because Sony’s “best sensors” are eight-megapixel in capacity? This also comes in context with recent rumors about Apple moving away from OmniVision, the supplier for the iPhone 4 camera, and, the aforementioned analysts have previously predicted, with accuracy, the five-megapixel camera on the current iPhone.
As always where there’s smoke there must be fire and with so many rumors we’re being treated with lately in relation to the iPhone 5, we can have a (vague) idea of what to expect, let it be this year or in 2012.