New Delhi: The Apple iPhone sets trends for all specifications in the smartphone market. The company’s camera quality is highly regarded among iPhone enthusiasts. Some of the best camera phones on the market right now are Apple’s iPhone models. While Apple publishes certain information about the cameras used in iPhones, it does not publish much other important information. More than a decade after the original iPhone debuted in June 2007, Apple has disclosed some important information about the iPhone’s camera.
Apple CEO Tim Cook recently visited Japan and used the company’s educational resources to engage with local teams, developers, and schoolchildren. Apple’s CEO also met with Sony executives. After meeting with company executives, Cook said Apple has been using Sony’s camera sensors for more than a decade.
The team at our technical center in Yokohama does everything from pioneering new optical coating technologies for the iPhone to supporting customers across Japan. Thank you for hosting me in your office. pic.twitter.com/rJ7rmCOFovTim Cook (Tim Cook) December 14, 2022
“We have been working with Sony for over a decade to build the world’s best iPhone camera sensors. Thanks to Ken and the team for showing us around their state-of-the-art facility in Kumamoto today.” he added in a tweet.
As previously reported, Apple is tight-lipped about the cameras used in the iPhone. We do share information about lens size and aperture, but for example the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G’s 48MP primary camera uses the Sony IMX789 sensor, just like the iPhone 14 Pro Max’s 48MP primary camera, but the iPhone 14 The Pro has a 48MP primary camera with /1.78 aperture.
For over a decade, we’ve partnered with Sony to develop the world’s leading camera sensors for the iPhone. Thanks to Ken and the team for showing us around Kumamoto’s state-of-the-art facilities today. pic.twitter.com/462SEkUbhiTim Cook (Tim Cook) December 13, 2022
Now, in an unusual move, Apple has revealed that its iPhones use Sony camera sensors.