Yesterday I watched “Walt Mossberg talk to Sony’s CEO, Sir Howard Stringer,” Seth Weintraub reports for 9 to 5 Mac. “Stringer just said that their camera image sensor facility in Sendai was affected by the tsunami. Getting image sensors to Apple will be delayed.”
Weintraub reports, “Stinger said something to the effect of: ‘Our best senor technology is built in one of the (tsunami) affected factories. Those go to Apple for their iPhones…or iPads. Isn’t that something? They buy our best sensors from us?'”
“Apple might have been eying Sony’s new Exmor R camera sensors,” Weintraub reports, “The 8MP camera sensor there is backlit, which helps it cope with low light situations, similar to what the current 5MP OmniVision sensor in the iPhone 4 does.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]