5MP camera on next iPhone?
This article contains unofficial information.
Will the next version of the iPhone have an upgraded 5MP camera? According to tipsters for DigitTimes, OmniVision Technologies has received an order for 5MP CMOS Image Sensors (CIS) for a next-generation iPhone expected to be out in the second half of next year. The company became a supplier to the iconic touchscreen device by beating out competitor Aptina Imaging which provides the 2MP CIS for the iPhone 3G. OmniVision will ship 40-45 million CIS units for the iPhone in 2010, about double what it shipped last year. Including orders for the iPod, OmniVision's shipments to Apple ran to 65 million units in 2009. The sources say that the company is raising its wafer starts at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company beginning at the start of the new year.