Apple hasn’t been very vocal about most of the hardware it uses for iPhones, but now, Apple CEO Tim Cook has confirmed that they have been using Sony camera lenses for its iPhones for over a decade now. Apple has never confirmed any details about its iPhone camera Sensors except for Resolution and other generic information, but this revelation puts a lot of rumours to rest.
Apple CEO took to Twitter to reveal the decade-long partnership with Sony. In a tweet, he wrote, ”We’ve been partnering with Sony for over a decade to create the world’s leading camera sensors for iPhone. Thanks to Ken and everyone on the team for showing me around the cutting-edge facility in Kumamoto today”.
He also posted a photo of him with Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida on a tour of the Kumamoto facility. There have been several rumours regarding Apple iPhones being equipped with Sony camera sensors, and this announcement confirms those rumours.
Moreover, as per a recent report from Nikkei Asia, the iPhone 15 series could boast a state-of-the-art image Sony image sensor which is said to be capable of capturing a person’s face clearly, even against bright backlighting. Sony has reportedly included double the saturation signal level in each Pixel than conventional sensors. These rumours will only be confirmed once the iPhone 15 series arrives next year.
In related news iPhone 15 series, the top-end model in the lineup could come equipped with a periscope lens. It should help users to capture portraits with even better background blur and sharper foreground. It also helps the user zoom in further away without compromising much on quality, in comparison to a telephoto lens.