While the leaked iPhone HD was partially dismantled before being returned to Apple, unfortunately that wasn’t enough to confirm who are supplying them with what’s expected to be a 5-megapixel camera chip. According to a new report this week, contrary to earlier predictions the next-gen iPhone will use an LG Innotek CMOS, rather than an OmniVision version.
OmniVision are Apple’s current camera sensor suppliers for the iPhone 3GS, and a report in December last year suggested that they’d won the contract for the new, higher-resolution chip this time around. That was followed up with OmniVision executives apparently hinting earlier this month that a deal was in place. Whichever supplier is chosen, the 5-megapixel camera is expected to be paired with an LED flash, and have a second – lower resolution – counterpart on the front of the handset for video calls. We’re expecting Apple to announce the iPhone HD at the kick-off of WWDC 2010 on June 7th; SlashGear will be there, liveblogging the whole event.
[via Apple Insider]