Wait.. What? iPhones Had Sony Camera Sensor For Last 10 Years! iPhone 14 Too Has Sony Camera Sensor


Radhika Kajarekar

Radhika Kajarekar

Dec 17, 2022


Tech giant Apple CEO has revealed that Apple has been partnering with Sony for its camera sensors. 

He tweeted about visiting the facility in Kumamoto as well.

Wait.. What? iPhones Had Sony Camera Sensor For Last 10 Years! iPhone 14 Too Has Sony Camera Sensor

Read on to find out all the details!

Apple Partnering With Sony For Ten Years For Camera Sensors

Apple keeps the designs of its products a secret, including the aperture, resolution, field of view, and other generic information are the only known details regarding the iPhone’s camera specifications.

But a huge detail has been slipped! 

As per Tim Cook’s tweet, “We’ve been partnering with Sony for over a decade to create the world’s leading camera sensors for iPhone. Thanks to Ken and everyone on the team for showing me around the cutting-edge facility in Kumamoto today.”

Apparently, he toured the Kumamoto facility in Japan, and thanked Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida. He also posted a picture of himself looking at his smartphone while the Sony team was speaking with him about the camera.

Sony Holds 44 Percent Market Share

Sony currently holds a 44 percent market share in CMOS image sensors, while Samsung is in second place with an 18.5 percent share. Two Sony sensors were discovered in the iPhone 6 back in 2015, according to a Wall Street Journal report, and iFixit also made reference to specific Sony model numbers in the same report.

New Sony camera models are anticipated to be included in the upcoming iPhone series as the partnership between Apple and Sony appears to be continuing. On Tuesday, it was also revealed that Apple had invested more than $100 billion in its Japanese supply chain over the previous five years.

Cook mentioned his visit to the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. in a tweet. Since 2019, the suppliers have grown by 30% thanks to a network of about 1,000 businesses, including family-run businesses, multinational corporations, and so on. In Japan, one of the largest suppliers of camera sensors for iPhone products is Sony Group Corp.

Kenichiro Yoshida, CEO at Sony recently confirmed the commercial launch of its first-ever electric car during the company’s keynote address at CES 2022.


Radhika Kajarekar
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