Tim Cook today publicly paid tribute to the long-term partnership between Sony and Apple, which has developed cutting-edge camera sensors for successive iPhone models for over a decade.
and Tweet Posted during a visit to Sony’s camera development facility in Kumamoto, Japan, Cook acknowledged the successful partnership with Apple to create “the world’s leading camera sensor for the iPhone,” and the facility’s team Thank you for guiding me to
Apple typically doesn’t reveal the specific manufacturers of the hardware components it uses in its iPhones, but its use of Sony camera hardware has long been known among close followers of Apple’s supply chain. I was.
Apple reportedly used a Sony camera sensor in the iPhone 6, and subsequent hardware teardowns such as iFixit identified Sony components in a series of “iPhone” models.
Cook’s tweets suggest that Apple’s partnership with Sony remains strong, and rumors about its effectiveness already point to the Japanese company’s contribution to future Apple products. according to Nikkeinext year’s iPhone 15 model will feature Sony’s latest “state of the art” image sensor.
Compared to standard sensors, Sony’s image sensors double the saturation signal for each pixel, letting in more light and reducing underexposure and overexposure. Nikkei It is said that the face of a person can be photographed well even in strong backlight.
For over a decade, we’ve partnered with Sony to develop the world’s leading camera sensors for the iPhone. Thanks to Ken and the team for showing us around Kumamoto’s state-of-the-art facilities today. pic.twitter.com/462SEkUbhi
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) December 13, 2022
Apple is working on a periscope telephoto lens that will improve the optical zoom capabilities of the iPhone 15 Pro, allowing up to 10x optical zoom to match some Android smartphones on the market. Sony’s image sensor technology could be used for the wide-angle camera, which Apple considers the “main” camera of the “iPhone,” as Apple typically uses different technology for each lens.
Sony will also supply Apple with OLED-on-silicon (OLEDoS) (also known as micro OLED) displays for the company’s first generation of mixed reality headsets next year.
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