Two Suppliers Will Provide 8-Megapixel Cameras for iPhone 5 [Report]



Those of you wishing for an 8-megapixel camera in the upcoming iPhone 5 might just be in luck. According to a report from Taiwan Economic News, Apple has secured deals with two manufacturers who will supply 8-megapixel cameras for Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone.

Largan Precision and Genius Electronic Optical are said to be the two chosen suppliers, according to the report. Both companies were responsible for supplying the 5-megapixel camera currently used in the iPhone 4, and securing the iPhone 5 deal is said to be a massive boost for the two.

Orders from both Largan and Genius mean the companies combined enjoyed about 27.5% of the global market share last year, thanks, of course, to the iPhone’s increasing popularity.

As AppleInsider notes, while we’ve heard a number of conflicting rumors regarding the iPhone 5’s shape, size, and display, speculation regarding the introduction of two particular features — the Apple A5 chip and an 8-megapixel camera — seems to have been consistent throughout.

[via AppleInsider]