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5 August 2020

Will the next iPhone have a 5 megapixel camera?

another apple 150x150 Will the next iPhone have a 5 megapixel camera?OmniVision has received an Apple order for 3.2 megapixel CMOS image sensors for Apple’s next-generation iPhone, says Digitimes.  Furthermore, the company is said to have secured an order for 5 megapixel CMOS image sensors for a different Apple product to be released later this year.

Hmmm.  I’m not sure what to make of this one.  Both cameras beat out the 2 megapixel camera currently used in the 3G iPhone.  But if the recent rumor that Apple is planning to release both a high-end, next-gen iPhone and a lower-end ‘iPhone nano’ for emerging markets this year is true, the timing doesn’t seem right.  Assuming of course that the 3.2 megapixel sensors are for the iPhone nano and the 5 megapixel sensors are for a full-powered version.

Would Apple really announce nothing more than a stripped-down iPhone for emerging markets at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June?  I don’t think so.  Apple, and Steve Jobs in particular, is a marketing machine.  The next-gen iPhone hype has been bubbling for so long now, it would be against everything Apple believes to launch a low-end phone.  Or maybe the nano won’t have a camera.  That could mean that the 3.2 MP camera is for a full-powered iPhone, while the 5.0 MP version could be for an MID or netbook.  What do you think?


 Will the next iPhone have a 5 megapixel camera?

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