Today, Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, formally commended Sony for their long-standing partnership in creating cutting-edge camera sensors for more than ten iterations of the iPhone.
Tim Cook tweeted an acknowledgement that Apple uses Sony image sensors in its iPhones as part of the CEO’s supplier visit to Japan. Cook praised Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida for giving him a tour of the Kumamoto facility in a letter to Yoshida, stating, “We’ve been partnering with Sony for over than a decade to create the leading camera sensors for iPhone.” In the photo, Cook is shown the smartphone that belongs to his company.
Those who actively follow Apple’s supply chain are aware that the company routinely employs Sony camera parts, despite the company seldom disclosing the exact makers of the hardware components that go into its iPhones. Apple reportedly utilised the iPhone 6’s camera sensor, and subsequent hardware disassemblies by groups like iFixit have shown Sony-made components in later iPhone models.
Cook’s tweet suggests that Sony and Apple collaborate closely, and stories to that effect already suggest that the Japanese giant will support new Apple goods.
Tim Cook’s visit to Sony’s facility suggests that this partnership is here to stay, and a recent report in Nikkei Asia gives some information on the projects the two companies are working on for next iPhone models. In order to capture more light and reduce both overexposure and underexposure, it has been claimed that Sony has developed a brand-new image sensor that employs a revolutionary semiconductor design.
Other smartphone makers will get the new sensor, which will also be included in Apple’s projected next-generation iPhones. In order to compete with certain Android devices currently on the market, Apple is also creating a periscope telephoto lens to improve the optical zoom capabilities of the iPhone 15 Pro and enable up to 10x optical magnification.