For the first time, the American corporation «Apple» acknowledged that the «iPhone» phones contain image sensors made by «Sony,» disclosing the firm that has been responsible for the superior quality of the imaging experience offered by its phones for many years.
Additionally, Tim Cook, the company’s CEO, stated on Twitter on Tuesday that «Apple» and «Sony» have been working together for more than ten years to create the greatest image sensors for «iPhone» cameras.
Cook expressed his gratitude to Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida for giving him a tour of the company’s Kumamoto production.
Without going into specifics about each component of the «iPhone» phone camera, the corporation «Apple» used to list its broad technical specifications. Thus, the company’s admission of its ten-year dependency on Sony is rare.
One of the most significant companies in the market for image sensors for smartphone cameras is Sony. According to a research released by «Nikkei Asia» at the end of November of last year, it also gains a market share of 44% of the overall image sensor market, with «Samsung» coming in second with a rate of 18.5%.
According to the «Nikkei Asia» article on the inclusion of the «Sony» name on the list of firms likely to continue participating in the manufacture of «iPhone» phones in the future, Tim Cook’s visit of the «Sony» facility shows the continuity of their partnership.
The new sensor is anticipated to be included in the future «iPhone 15» models, although «Nikkei Asia» reports that it will also be available in other models of phones.
Apple is continually working to employ less parts from other firms in its products. With the ability to do without external processors, it currently employs its own CPUs in a variety of «iPhone» phones, iPad tablets, and «Mac» PCs. Additionally, it is attempting to create its own modem chips, which are designed specifically for collecting radio waves from mobile networks and Wi-Fi.