5MP camera for next iPhone, 8MP seen for 2011 model?

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5MP camera for next iPhone, 8MP seen for 2011 model?
According to Rodman and Renshaw brokerage analyst Ashok Kumar, Apple has started reaching out to parts suppliers for the 2011 iPhone model and has decided to switch vendors from OmniVision to Sony for next year's phone. Sony is expected to provide 8MP camera chips for next year's iPhone, up from the 5MP chip that Apple is supposed to feature in the 2010 iPhone that has yet to be introduced. Currently, the iPhone 3GS offers a 3.2MP shooter while the competition has been putting 5MP cameras on their models. OmniVision took over as the exclusive camera chip supplier to the iPhone just last year, but it appears that Apple is now taking a strong look at rebuilding the 2011 iPhone from the inside out and changing the vendor for the camera could be just the beginning.

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11. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

okay you guys need to start complaining. Apple has never been about the specs since day 1. I don't have an iPhone because of its processor and the amount of megapixels it has. I'm actually fine with the 5 megapixel camera. I'd prefer 8 megapixels, but honestly it doesn't really matter. Think about this - thousands of people are still using the first-gen iphone with old specs and a 2.0 megapixel camera. What does that tell you guys?

13. dswatson83

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

actually, day one the iphone killed the competition spec wise. It took a year or two before anyone started releasing better specs and still the iphone remained king with the processor and screen size up until fall 2009. No one else was even close in the touch screen market. They didn't really start falling behind till the last 6 months and most thought they would regain their ground with a new release. But it appears there will be no earth shattering specs, an OS that fixes the old problems but introduces very few new groundbreaking features, still relying on icon based apps instead of integrated widgets. Why would I want to open an app to get the weather, stocks, todo lists...when I can just look at my home screen. Iphone popularity will begin to wear off

14. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

But the specs were not what sold the phone. The first iPhone was running Edge and had a 2.0 megapixel camera. And it's funny how people always find something new to complain about. Before it was people saying that they'd never buy a phone without copy and paste. Now it has the best copy and paste. Then multitasking was the missing feature. Now according to Apple, it's suppose to be tons better than Android, Window, and blackberry's multitasking. And now widgets? I feel like some people will never be satisfied and will always complain. For example the last keynote. What were peope exepcting? I watched it and I was pretty impressed. You can't create something new like the original iPhone back in 2007 every single year.

15. abubasim

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 03, 2010

iPhone popularity will begin to wear off? Probably not very soon, considering the lead Apple has ahead of competition in smartphone satisfaction according to J.D. Power (link:http://businesscenter.jdpower.com/news/pressrelease.aspx?ID=2010039)...

10. liquidmonkey unregistered

they should have done that this year. 2010 to 2011 will b a bad year for apple, when compared to previous years.

12. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

and you know this how? People have been saying the same thing for years

6. spk

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 03, 2010

Apple needs to step it up. VZW is getting the HTC Incredible soon and it is going to blow iphone out of the water in so many categories as far as specs. Like a 1 GHZ processor and 8 MP camera. Even the freakin' KIN phones are going to beat it out on camera specs. What's the deal Apple?

5. dswatson83

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

wow, iphone went from way on the top to the middle of the pack. This phone is already has better competition coming out before it is even released. We have had 1ghz processors for months, most new phones are getting 8mp cameras, hd video, 4+" screens. Plus iphone offers no hdmi, usb, and other hardware features.

3. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

i see steve jobs is pushing the IPHONE to beat everyone else NOT. epic fail apple customers lose and if apple dont pick it up and push there new phones to the max each and every time they bring out a phone they will go like palm. and why should the customers lose with all the support they have given apple.WAKE UP APPLE

4. gdjsnyder

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 06, 2009

Did you seriously just say Apple will go like Palm? I don't care how much anyone hates Apple- Apple knows how to market and build buzz for a product. And their market share is very large. Apple will never go like Palm.

7. android#1

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

apple wont go out like palm because of their well known ipod devices; however, the hype of the phones will die out and people will seek alternatives. Even iphone obsessors will lose attraction to apple phone regardless of the marketing or brand name. Sooner or later, iphone addicts will realize they are f-ing up and put their money to good use. But you are correct, apple has very effective marketing tools. But the buzz will go out if they dont upgrade the specs.

9. ilia1986 unregistered

Do you seriously believe that all the iphones, the opods (and even) the ipads that have been sold by now are only beccause of hype? Do you truly believe that consumers are that stupid, and prone to 100% mind domination by marketing? I, for one, will buy no other phone in the future other than an iphone - even if all the other phones will have 120 MP camers, 40 GHz processors and displays with Full HD res. Why? Because despite the fact that I don't have an iphone yet, as well as the fact that I don't own a single apple product at all - I know the iphone is perfect in two aspects: Confort. No menus, no need to mess around with microSD cards (because you got a huge amount of internal memory anyway), best multi-touch capable screen precision-wise that there is. And it looks awesome too. Imagine what itl look like at a double resolution. Everything is simple to do, one click, or one button away. That is the most important aspect in any device. Applications. Seriosuly, the iphone got 2 advantages here, that none have. The first is itunes - you can manage your iphone from your PC! You can download app, manage your music, photos etc etc etc, from your couch at home. Instead of going to your makret app on your smartphone, and downloading 1 app at a time, you can just download hundreds of apps at the same time - and you have no problem downloading them, because you can later remove them instantly if you want, and you also dont have to fear for the apps being completely useless or bogus because - there are almost 200,000 of them! I went yesterday to D/L the new opera mini (I have itunes, for my future iphone), and on the way - without thinking - I found myself adding another 10 or so free apps! And that is without searching anything particular! Thats because there are so many of them! Now, if you've been reading until now, you might think that I am either an apple fan, or work for apple, or just someone who is affected by ads and promotional campaigns. The answer is neither of these. I am a completely rational consumer, who is just in love with the iphone - not because they ad it to be the best - but because - for me a least - it is the best. And again - that is despite the fact that I dont actualy own one.

16. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010


17. it IS all in advertising unregistered

You're kidding me, right? You just said you don't believe that customers are pushed virtually completely by marketing, and then proved that you, yourself are, by stating that although YOU DONT EVEN HAVE ONE you know they are the best. How does that work? I've had an ipod touch, and yes they are great - but even with the iphone 4, and overlooking the antenna problems that according to apple were everyone else's fault, there are plenty of other phones that trump it so bad, apple might as well quit the phone business and open up its app store to all phones (which might be a good idea anyway). They've got better cameras, just as good interfaces, faster proccesors, more freedom and customization abilities, and app stores that come pretty darn close to apple's. So don't go posting about how iphones are all that and their the best thing out there when you dont even have one, and say this is the reason theyre so loved, not the obvious fact that a large factor in their pop, in fact, simply marketing.

2. kjh267

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 16, 2010


1. JackFace

Posts: 190; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

8 MP Would be nice this year... dicks.

8. abubasim

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 03, 2010

More pixels don't mean better quality. I'd rather have a good camera with less pixels than the other way around. Squishing more pixels onto the small sensors used in camera phones only mean one thing: noise (due to less light hitting each 'pixel'). The 3MP camera in the 3GS is better than the 3MP cameras used previously by all other phone makers. Compare 3GS shots with for example shots from an SE K800i or a Nokia N73 and you'll see the difference.

18. Nizam unregistered

We are waiting for Apple with 8 Mp Camera

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