Sony Making Cameras for iPhone 5, CEO Says
Perhaps you didn't expect Sony and the Apple iPhone to cross paths, but Sony CEO Howard Stringer indicated that his company is making the cameras that will go in the upcoming iPhone 5.
Stringer said this at an event on April Fools’ Day, but he maintains it's true. Stringer mentioned that the recent catastrophes in Japan have disrupted manufacturing, including the company's camera sensor facility, which would in turn affect several partners, including Apple. This indicates the next iPhone might include Sony's 8-megapixel camera.
This statement actually meshes with recent industry rumors that Apple has been shopping around for a new camera supplier. Sony does not currently supply any camera modules to Apple, leading experts to believe Stringer was talking about a new deal that will supply parts for the iPhone 5 .
The iPhone 5 has no official release date. If Apple follows tradition, it will be announced at the June World Wide Developers Conference. However, recent rumors indicate Apple might postpone the launch until late summer or even fall. As Stringer mentioned, the setbacks from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan may have forced a launch delay.