Sometimes-reliable Digitimes is reporting that Apple will have a 3.2 Megapixel camera sensor on its next iPhone. The brief report states:
OmniVision has received 3.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor (CIS) orders for Apple‘s next-generation iPhone, according to market sources. The company is also said to have secured 5-megapixel CIS orders for another Apple product expected to be launched later in the year.
OmniVision beat out STMicroelectronics and Aptina Imaging for the Apple orders, the sources added.
One of the bigger complaints about the current iPhones is the camera’s low-megapixel output. While the picture quality is amazing for 2.1 megapixels, there is certainly room for improvement (yes, there are many other factors contributing to the quality of a picture besides megapixels).
This would put the iPhone (again) on par with the soon to be released Palm Pre.
And what is with the 5 megapixel camera? Is it us or does that have "tablet thingy" written all over it?
iPhone 3.0 is also expected to bring video recording capabilities to the next iPhone.
Yes, we know that jailbroken iPhones have had video for decades now.
(image from Macrumors)