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OmniVision struggling to supply enough camera modules for the next iPhone

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OmniVision struggling to supply enough camera modules for the next iPhone
One of the improvements that we will very likely get to see in the next iPhone is that the highly-acclaimed 5-megapixel shooter, which the iPhone 4 is equipped with, will be replaced by an 8-megapixel camera made by OmniVision. The sensor will allegedly be able to take great looking photos even in low light conditions thanks to a newly adopted 1.1-micron pixel architecture method. The company, however, is said to be experiencing some “technical difficulties” that are preventing it from supplying enough of its camera modules in a timely manner.

So, where will Apple get the remaining amount of camera sensors that are supposed to make their way into the next iPhone? According to industry analysts, Sony will have to step in and pump out enough of them to make up for what OmniVision could not deliver. The bad news about the latter is that it will very likely lose its spot as Apple's primary supplier of camera sensors to Sony due to its failure to meet Cupertino's deadline.

The iPhone 5, or the iPhone 4S, as it may also be called, is expected to be announced later this fall and besides a better camera, it is speculated that it will also get a few other goodies, such as a bigger screen, a slimmer body, and a dual-core A5 processor.

source: Forbes via IntoMobile

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posted on 07 Jul 2011, 06:27 6

1. droid (unregistered)


Look like they might have a few "Rotten Apples" in the bunch..lol!!

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 07:09 3

2. ryq (unregistered)


hehehe! nice!

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 07:16 3

3. Yasir (unregistered)


LoL at Apple and Omni Vision

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 09:32 3

4. Trevor (unregistered)


So phonearena is going to publish articles for each and every component for the forthcoming iPhone? Why don't they do the same with other popular manufacturers such as Samsung and HTC?

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 10:31 4

7. derp (unregistered)


Because their phones are garbage with an average life of 12 days.

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 10:46 3

9. richk (Posts: 32; Member since: 23 Jun 2010)


exactly. :)

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 12:58

30. shayan (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


cough, cough, "death greap", cough...

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 14:05

19. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


Not because they're garbage, but because the news simply isn't there. The interest in the next iPhone has always made the rumor mill churn. Analysts and bloggers are always writing about the next iPhone... Looks like you'll just have to deal brother man.

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 09:39 3

5. 1701nino (Posts: 236; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Because Samsung and HTC are not as important as Apple,I mean everybody knows that,who would want to read about samsungs supply chain???
Apple=the best company in the world
Iphone=the best phone in the world

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 10:31 9

8. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3828; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Really OK! Samsung sells more phones than Apple. Also Android is the #1 OS in the world. Both Samsung & HTC make better phones than Apple. Let's hope your next iPhone is 4G because from what is being said it looks to be 3G AGAIN! iPhone = the best “3G” phone in the world! lol Sorry to burst your bubble! lol

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 12:44 4

12. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Apple articles = traffic to their website. They don't even care if it's from trolls such as yourself. That's how they make money. Samsung and htc would lead to PA being shut down because no one would visit the site lol

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 13:41 3

15. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3828; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


C'mon taco50, you are way smarter than that to belittle yourself that way. Android is #1 & by no means is Apple keeping this website up. Android is huge & it would be beneficial to you to just accept this to be FACT. Android owns 40% of the smart phone market in the United States of America. You tried to make a funny & I will humor you with a haha, or should it be "baaaaahhhh" like iSheep like yourself do?

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 23:04 1

25. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Fact is no one cares about android. It is an os just like windows is an os for pc's. You yourself comment constantly on Apple articles and that's why PA posts them. What other phone has the hype of the iPhone? What other phone is in news stories? None. iPhone is popular and brings the hits. Deal with it.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 08:12 1

28. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3828; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


You’re kidding right? How about the Droid line, HTC Evo 4G (the 1st Android phone to kick Apple's a$s), HTC Sensation, I can keep going. What about the phone Apple is so scared of, the Samsung Galaxy S II. Isn't Apple trying to ban that phone because they are SCARED of it. All the articles I read about, are the articles on how Apple keeps taking everyone & their mothers to court. Great way to bring the hits as you say! lol As for me commenting on Apple articles, dude I comment on just as many Apple articles as you comment on Android articles so DON'T be a hypocrite. You sound like a fool. That is a silly & childish remark. You are delusional, Apple doesn't bring the hits to this site. PhoneArena.com would be just as strong as it is now even if Apple never existed. So YOU deal with it. Sometimes the truth hurts! lol iSheep always hopping around never making sense! lol

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 17:52 2

22. iosmaster (Posts: 115; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)


LOVE UR ENVY, just remember there are today 225 million iDevices out there and iphone 5 its just coming =D

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 20:34 2

24. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3828; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Great I am so glad you said iDevices because of the 225 million, 100 million are iPods. Android activates 500 thousand phones a day. Those are phones not iPods. So thank you for your iDevice comment, it was very informative. Can you sense my ENVY. LOL
:-)

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 11:35

29. richk (Posts: 32; Member since: 23 Jun 2010)


to many apple and iphone haters wish their phones was as good as my iphone 4 lol :)

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 11:59 5

10. Sam (unregistered)


Why does everyone seem to hate on each others phone manufacturer. Just be glad you have options and quit hating.

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 13:28 4

13. ArmageddonX (Posts: 96; Member since: 11 May 2011)


Amen! Just be happy other people are happy and stop bashing others because they don't have the same phone as you. We've all been guilty of that attitude, including myself, but we should all stop it.

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 13:53 1

17. lollipop (Posts: 43; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


It is because people think that their purchase is the best and feel like they are duty bound to defend their brand.

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 13:39 1

14. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


P.A. you don't have to put every apple article on really who cares?? Come on now "OmniVision struggling to supply enough camera modules for the next iPhone" i never heard of this guys intill now..Put more articles up that really matter to readers not this b.s.

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 13:52 1

16. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


i have seen more imformative articles and no one post anything.. so by saying Apple this and Apple that.. wil get response, and thats what they are looking for...responses.. good or bad...

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 13:54 2

18. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


example :- Acer Iconia Tab A500 receiving its portion of Android 3.1 Honeycomb as of right now.. 3 responses.. hmmmm I am just saying...

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 16:09

20. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


I see what u mean

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 03:48

26. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


I wonder if this would lead to photo quality inconsistencies. I think omnivision did a really good job on the iphone4's camera, but I really would prefer Sony for my iphone5. But how can you tell which one has the omnivision camera and which one has the Sony?

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 05:44

27. Andrew005 (unregistered)


I can see A LOT of hate/bashing comments here.. Okay, I'm aware that we all have our own opinions on something but to tell you guys, if you hate a product, just don't purchase it and stay away from it. Don't waste your time and effort telling everyone how or why you hated it. Just leave it alone and do what interests you. Like, "Oh this is iOS/Android article and I am an iOS/Android lover! I belong here!" or "Oh this is an iOS/Android thread and I f**kin' hate iOS/Android! I don't belong here and I won't freakin' waste my time reading an article about something I hate, I have to go!" Simple as that.

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