2011 iPhone to feature 8MP photo camera from Sony?

Ok, I know that Apple didn’t even announce the 2010 iPhone, but it looks like the Cupertino company is thinking ahead and already has plans for its fifth-generation iPhone, which will presumably be launched in 2011.

Analyst Ashok Kumar is (again) claiming to have some inside info – he’s quoted by The Street as saying that Apple has chosen Sony as supplier of 8MP camera modules for the 2011 iPhone.

The iPhones available at the moment have camera modules from OmniVision – which should also supply 5MP cameras for the iPhone expected to be unveiled this summer.

By 2011, both AT&T and Verizon (which obviously wants the iPhone) should have functional 4G / LTE networks, so it’s expected that Apple’s fifth-gen iPhone will feature 4G connectivity.

Until then, however, we first have to see what the fourth-generation iPhone – possibly called iPhone HD – brings (besides iPhone OS 4.0).

In any case, it’s about time for the iPhone to come with something really new, and not just minor software and hardware improvements.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • James W

    8mp cameras have been around outside of the Asias since 2008, 3 years late to the game Apple.

  • n900

    LOL apple are so out of date but all their little sheep still buy the stuff.

  • http://www.hedezines.com FireDragon

    Sony better not give them any of their quality products such as Camera. I don't like how they begin to operate business.