Rumor: 5 megapixel Camera Coming to the iPhone?
Digitimes is reporting that Apple placed an order for 45 million 5-megapixel camera module with iPhone 3GS’s current supplier of 3.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor, Omnivision. That is more than two times as many camera modules ordered for this year. This year Apple ordered around 20 million 3.2 mega pixel camera modules
Is Apple expecting a big sale of its next generation iPhone in 2010? Where would it come from? Could it be expanding its US network carriers to Verizon? Or could the 5-mega pixel camera modules be installed on Apple’s other hit iDevices like the iPod Touch. Perhaps these camera modules would be installed on other yet unreleased products such as the iTablet. Hey who knows, may be we are finally getting a 5 megapixel front side camera along with a camera on the back for video conferencing on the iPhone.
Apple’s iPhone camera has long been criticized as being behind the times With the iPhone 3G and 3GS getting only 2 and 3.2 megapixel cameras respectively. It looks like Apple is finally going to bring the favorite camera on flickr up to par with other cell phones.