Apple confirmed the use of Sony sensors in the iPhone 15 series
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced in a tweet that Apple will use Sony sensors in the iPhone 15 series of smartphones and subsequent iPhones. Apple's CEO tweeted: "For more than a decade, we've been working with Sony to develop the world's most advanced camera sensors for iPhones."
Apple doesn't usually talk much about the specifics of the hardware components that go into each iPhone. But Tim Cook's explicit confirmation that Apple has been using Sony camera sensors for more than a decade is a remarkable development. Apple's website also simply lists each iPhone's camera specs, such as resolution, aperture, and field of view, rather than the specific components used in each phone. But hardware specs are less important in the era of computational photography.
However, various reports and rumors Over the years, Apple's use of Sony hardware has been mentioned. A report from the Wall Street Journal in 2015 claimed that Apple used two Sony sensors in the iPhone 6, and iFixit's autopsies also pointed to the model numbers of specific Sony parts in this phone. The Nikkei Asia newspaper noted that Sony is considered the leader in the camera sensor market and had a 44 percent market share of CMOS sensors as of last year. With 18.5% of the market share, Samsung is the second largest company in this field.
Tim Cook's visit to Sony factories shows that this cooperation will not end soon, and also A recent report from Nikkei Asia offers some clues as to what these companies have in mind for future iPhones. In this regard, Sony is said to be developing a camera sensor that uses a new chip to absorb more light and reduce overexposure. This new sensor is expected to be present in the next generation of Apple iPhones and will also be available to other smartphone manufacturers.
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