Looks like Sony CEO Howard Stringer has given confirmation of sorts that the iPhone 5 will support an 8 megapixel camera.
The confirmation that Stringer gave was the fact that the factory in Japan was damaged recently by the Tsunami in the area. He then said that the sensors manufactured by the plant would be delayed in reaching Apple.
Sony doesn’t currently supply camera’s for Apple but it does follow along with a story from The Street which said that Sony was making an 8 megapixel camera for the Sony Xperia Arc. So the fact that Stringer added that the same plant that the camera was made for the Xperia Arc was also being delayed to ship components to Apple it confirms they may be for the iPhone 5.
Apple has always gotten its previous camera sensors from OmniVision which supplied the 5 megapixel version for the iPhone 4 and 3.2 for the iPod Touch. The Street had also reported that Apple was going to part their ways with OmniVision after the iPhone 4.
So if anything this report confirms a better camera for the iPhone 5 and a delay for the release of it as well. [Via: Tuaw]