Tim Cook’s visit to Sony’s CMOS sensor factory is rather significant because everyone in the smartphone market is aware that Apple maintains a close eye on its suppliers and many of the more technical details of its devices. Tim Cook officially acknowledged that Apple has been collaborating with Sony for more than ten years, confirming what analysts and customers have been speculating about for a long. Apple’s CEO shared a picture of Kenichiro Yoshida, CEO of Sony, guiding him around a Sony plant.
Although supply chain experts have discovered that Apple’s front and back glass sheets are made by Corning and the bulk of its OLED panels are supplied by Samsung and LG, the Cupertino-based corporation isn’t very public about its battery, processor, and display suppliers. TSMC’s fabs produce chips, of course.
However, the Sony-Apple agreement for camera gear was Sony-Apple agreement for camera gear was, however, still largely unverified, and it appears that it won’t be ending anytime soon. According to some rumors, Sony is developing a new sensor that lets in lighter while lowering the likelihood of under or overexposing the image. Of course, that sensor will be used in iPhone models in the future.
Apple has been quiet regarding the cameras it utilizes in its iPhones, as was already noted. While it does share information about the size of the lens and the aperture, such as the 48MP primary camera in the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G’s 48MP primary camera using a Sony IMX789 sensor, and the 1/1.7 aperture used in the iPhone 14 Pro Max and the iPhone 14 Pro, it does not share information about the specific camera sensor that it uses in its iPhone.