Apple (AAPL) is buying 3.2 megapixel camera sensors for the next iPhone, DigiTimes reports, citing “market sources.” OmniVision supposedly won that contract, and will also supply 5 megapixel sensors for “another Apple product expected to be launched later in the year.”
If true, this makes sense. Apple’s crappy 2 megapixel camera is one of the iPhone’s glaring weaknesses, especially overseas, where competitors have much better cameras. We don’t think it’s stopped many people from buying iPhones, but a better camera would certainly make a new iPhone more attractive.
As for the “other” Apple product: That could be anything from another new iPhone to a photo-focused iPod touch to Apple’s rumoured Internet tablet.
Apple will likely unveil its new iPhone on June 8 at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.