Apple admits to using Sony sensors in its cameras

Apple admits that it uses Sony sensors in its cameras

Finally, Apple admits to using Sony sensors in its cameras after Apple CEO Tim Cook admitted that the American technology giant entered into a long partnership with the Japanese “Sony”, allowing the use of “Sony” image sensors in devices. iPhone.

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Cook said in a tweet in which he thanked Sony CEO Kenshiro Yoshida, “We have partnered with Sony for more than a decade to create the world’s leading camera sensors for iPhone.”

Apple largely hides the details of the hardware components that go into making the iPhone, so Cook's explicit assertion that it has been using Sony camera sensors for more than a decade was notable.

Apple's website tends to list the specifications of each iPhone camera - such as resolution, aperture, and field of view - rather than the specific components used in the camera.

However, many reports and rumors over the years have indicated Apple's use of Sony devices, as a newspaper report stated: Wall Street Journal In 2015, the American newspaper reported that Apple was using two Sony sensors in the iPhone 6, and dismantling of one of the Apple phones by the iFixit website revealed that parts with model numbers were found. “Sony” specified.

Sony is considered a leader in the image sensor market, having captured 44% of the market share of CMOS image sensors as of 2021, according to Nikkei Asia. Samsung is the second largest company with a market share of 18.5%.

Tim Cook's visit to a Sony facility indicates that the relationship between the two companies will not end soon, as a recent report published by... Nikkei Asia Some information about what the two companies are working on for future iPhone devices.

There is talk among those interested in technology about Sony developing a new image sensor that uses a new semiconductor structure to capture more light and reduce over- or under-exposure.

The new sensor is expected to appear in the next generation of iPhones from Apple, but it will also be sold to other smartphone manufacturers.

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