In a recent slip up from Sony CEO Howard Stringer, it may have been revealed that the iPhone 5 will feature an 8 Megapixel camera sensor from Sony.
The iPhone 5 rumor goes that at a recent Talking Tech with Sony event in an interview with Walt Mossberg, Stringer was talking about how the recent earthquake and tsunami had caused issues for 15 of Sony’s factories including one that supplied image sensors to Apple for their iPhones or iPads:
The quote from Howard Stringer was as follows:
“Our best sensor technology is built in one of the (tsunami) affected factories. Those go to Apple for their iPhones…or iPads. Isn’t that something? They buy our best sensors from us?”
Rumours that Apple were switching to Sony for its camera sensor for the iPhone 5 have been circulating the internet ever since issues with OmniVision (the company supplying camera sensors for the iPhone 4 and 3Gs) sensor have surfaced, these complaints focus around the low light performance of the sensor, and a yellow tinge that is seen on most low light shots.