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

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: via AppleInsider

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1. ajit pundeer unregistered

well that is obvious to stay in competetion

3. ilia1986 unregistered

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

5. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

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.

44. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

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

52. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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

14. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

how is that a dumb comment...

20. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

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

25. ilia1986 unregistered

Care to show some proof, E.N.?

61. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

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

26. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 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.

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.

27. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

28. firebo14

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

2. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1246; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

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

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...

6. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

65. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

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

70. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

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

73. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Either way it sounds good.

29. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

40. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

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

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.

32. stealthd unregistered

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

37. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 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.

41. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

45. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

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

53. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

64. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 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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