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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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