DigiTimes, in a brief report, claims that Apple has placed orders for 3.2 and 5.0 Megapixels image sensors orders with OmniVision. Report claims that 3.2 megapixels sensor order belongs to Next-Gen iPhone while 5 megapixels is for something new comming from Apple.
The report states:
OmniVision has received 3.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor (CIS) orders for Apple’s next-generation iPhone, according to market sources. The company is also said to have secured 5-megapixel CIS orders for another Apple product expected to be launched later in the year.
OmniVision beat out STMicroelectronics and Aptina Imaging for the Apple orders, the sources added.
Both of the current iPhone models feature a 2 Megapixel camera and many called it a down side for iPhone. If this report is true then Apple is going improve iPhone’s imaging capabilities significantly. and some expected new stuff also include a video recording capabilities not new for jailbroken iPhones but for Next Gen iPhone.