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Report says Apple is using two vendors to supply the 8MP camera lens on the Apple iPhone 5

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Report says Apple is using two vendors to supply the 8MP camera lens on the Apple iPhone 5
You can sense that we are getting close to the introduction of the Apple iPhone 5 as more and more reports about Cupertino's next-gen handset come leaking out. Monday's edition of the Taiwan Economic News brought forth some information on the new 8MP camera expected to grace the back of the Apple iPhone 5. The paper is claiming that Apple has signed up two vendors to provide the camera lens for the new handset, specifically Largan Precision and Genius Electronic Optical.

Both companies provided the 5MP lens modules for the Apple iPhone 4, and thanks to the large number of orders from Apple, the two firms combined for a 27.5% marketshare last year. With the continued popularity of the Apple iPhone, if the report is legitimate, their combined share can only move higher this year.

While many different specs have been rumored for the Apple iPhone 5, the one constant has been the expected 8MP camera on the back of the unit. As early as May, we reported on speculation that the next gen iPhone would have an 8MP shooter. In June, Bloomberg also said that the iPhone 5 would feature an 8MP camera. You know that old saying about where there is smoke there is fire? In this case, you could almost bet the farm, that the Apple iPhone 5 will have an 8MP camera on the back.

source: Cens.com via AppleInsider

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posted on 05 Sep 2011, 11:52 1

1. ajit pundeer (unregistered)


well that is obvious to stay in competetion

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 12:09 5

3. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Which is about the only thing that is competitive on the iPhone 5, that is.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 12:46 7

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


Just one dumb comment after another. Get over it no one cares about live wallpaper.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 12:50 8

7. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Right, that would be because the leading smartphone platform in the US is Android - by a large margin.

Get over it taco. It doesn't matter how many stupid and ridiculous law suits your rotten iCompany is gonna throw around - Android is here to stay.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 17:46

44. baldilocks (Posts: 753; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


Unless Apple can prove it was their idea. Which, wouldn't hurt MY feelings any.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 21:09

52. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


hahah just wait unil apple is making so much money from android oems they will be forced to use wp7-- wp7 is a much better competitor in apples mind as it will have to start all over again, and microsoft is more apple friendly than google..

but apple is making so much bank off of the iphone anyways its not like they really need a lot more marketshare

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 13:38 4

14. Kjayhawk (Posts: 293; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


how is that a dumb comment...

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 14:21 1

20. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Because it isn't true. Aren't you a smart one

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 14:38 1

25. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Care to show some proof, E.N.?

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 09:54

61. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Dont worry about them. Their battery does not last long enough anyway.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 15:49 1

26. quakan (Posts: 1380; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


you say that but the number one selling smartphone in the US is the iPhone 4 and 3gs is still in second place after 2 years.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 16:17 1

33. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Ahh yeah. So? What's your point. That the iPhone is one phone and Android is on many phones?

40%. 28%. Nuff said.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 15:53 2

27. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


1) The competition has settled around the 5MP as the standard. I understand the higher end phones have 8MP shooter, but see point #2.

2) Since not all 5MP shooters are the same, my iTouch 4G camcorder records better HD videos than my 5MP Motorola Triumph.

3) I am looking for to the new iPhone and I hope they upsize the screen.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 15:56 1

28. firebo14 (Posts: 77; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


There will be a 16MP phone coming in the future. That would be better than the iphone 5.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 12:03

2. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Will this thing just come out already! I'm tired of hearing all the rumors.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 12:39 1

4. abs01 (unregistered)


so iphone coming with 8 mp, within month android phones will come with higher mp n "iphone 5"will stay unreplaces for at least a year so I think iphone 13 or 14 might just match up with the pace of android development...

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 12:47 5

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


New androids are coming out with 8mp cameras. If you new anything about cameras it's not all about mp anyway.

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 10:28

65. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


It's not all about MP, ''it's Carl Zeiss what matters''. NOKIA

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 03:35

70. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


No I think it goes like this " It's the Zeiss that matters"

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 07:28

73. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Either way it sounds good.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 15:56 4

29. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


In Japan, they had 5MP or 8MP shooters for years before the US consumers had them. In fact, it's not uncommon to see 14MP shooters on Japanese cellphones in today's markets. You can say andriod and apple are catching to the land of the rising sun.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 17:41 2

40. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


we are almost always behind japan as far as phone features and such. sad but true.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 12:58 2

8. abs01 (unregistered)


well if it wasn't all about mp then why is "your Apple" moving on to 8 mp from 5 mp..... dude think abt it n then reply dnt just write anything to defend apple, unless they r paying u for defending apple every time

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 13:03 2

10. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I think they are, abs01. taco50's behavior has been consistent with that of a hopeless victim of Apple propaganda. His mind has been altered at birth to serve the iCompany.

We can only rejoice that such a condition is not considered contagious as far as we know.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 16:09 1

32. stealthd (unregistered)


That doesn't mean they're never going to improve the megapixel count. Take your own in advice.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 17:15 3

37. biophone (Posts: 1968; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


8 mp is better then 5 l. However there are other factors besides mp. Apple's 5 mp is better then alot of 8 mp.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 17:42 2

41. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


not according to the last round of user blind voting on camera quality. The iphone placed pretty dismally compared to all the iDiot hype. Without the shiney apple logo on it, its just another crap cellphone camera.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 17:51 2

45. biophone (Posts: 1968; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I actually did pretty good in the first one. Compared to all the latest androids and a 1 year old iphone

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 23:05 2

53. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


way to contradict yourself. It was put up against android and it lost. It lost against the SGS1 before and lost against most every android 8mpx now.

so its either "better than a lot of 8mp" or its not. The fact that its 1 year old means nothing for the CAMERA QUALITY.

proving once again, iDiots blindly defend apple even when they are proven wrong. "its better than an 8mpx... oh wait.. it lost to all the 8mpx.. well.. its because its a year old!" lolol

stand behind your product or move aside.

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 10:03

64. biophone (Posts: 1968; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


It is better then alot of 8 mp camereas but not all of them. When there is good lighting the iphone's camerea is excellent. I also said it did good against the modern 8 mp phones even though its a year old not it sucked because its a year old.

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