The reports support a previous claim that the manufacturer of the iPhone 4’s 5-megapixel sensor manufacturer, Omnivision, would miss out on supplying an 8-megapixel version for the iPhone 5.
Stringer joked about the irony of supplying technology to its major competitor:
“[It] always puzzles me,” he told the WSJ. “Why would I make Apple the best camera?”
Stringer also revealed that the delivery of the components is likely to be delayed following damage to 15 Sony factories during the catastrophic earthquake in Japan.
The information gives credence to earlier rumours that the iPhone 5 release had been pushed back until September because of supply-chain delays.
Speculation online has suggested that the component Sony’s supplying for the iPhone 5 is likely to be an 8-megapixel sensor. What do you reckon’s going in the new iPhone, and will it arrive on time?