We have been hearing a lot of rumors recently about what will be inside the new iPhone 5, and now there is a rumor that the next generation iPhone will feature and 8 megapixel camera, and it may end up being supplied to Apple from Sony.
The news comes from an interview with Walt Mossberg from the WSJ and Sony’s Howard Stringer, who said that because of the Japanese earthquake getting image sensors to companies like Apple will be delayed.
Sony does not currently supply Apple with image sensors for the iPhone and iPad, and this could mean that they are intending to supply Apple with the camera for the iPhone 5.
He also said in the interview It “always puzzles me,” he said. “Why would I make Apple the best camera?”, which could mean that Sony will be supplying Apple with their 8 megapixel sensor for the iPhone 5.
An eight megapixel camera in the iPhone 5 is the next logical step for Apple, the iPhone 4 features a 5 megapixel camera, and it can record HD video in 720p, if the iPhone 5 features Sony’s 8 megapixel sensor, then it would be capable of recording Full High Definition video in 1080p.
We are also expecting Apple to use their new dual core A5 processor which is currently in the iPad 2 in the new iPhone 5, and are expecting Apple to release a 64GB model, as we have previously seen a 64GB iPhone 4 prototype.
There have been rumors over the last couple of weeks that iOS 5.0 will not launch until the fall, and we have also heard that the iPhone 5 will be delayed until the fall.
Personally I think Apple will stick to their annual schedule for unveiling the next generation iPhone and we will see the iPhone 5 launched at WWDC 2011.