Tech mogul Tim Cook has officially confirmed that Apple utilises Sony camera sensors in its iPhone, ending years of speculation on this subject. “We’ve been partnering with Sony for over a decade to create the world’s leading camera sensors for iPhone,” said Tim. He also went on to thank Ken and the other staff members from Sony, who gave him a tour of the Kumamoto facility and showed him around the state-of-the-art technology.
Apple hasn’t opened up about the hardware components incorporated in the creation of its flagship iPhone series.
We’ve been partnering with Sony for over a decade to create the world’s leading camera sensors for iPhone. Thanks to Ken and everyone on the team for showing me around the cutting-edge facility in Kumamoto today. pic.twitter.com/462SEkUbhi— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) December 13, 2022
A Nikkei story last month reported that Apple would soon be equipped with Sony’s latest image sensor. It is anticipated that the component will be used in the newest iteration of the iPhone, which will go on sale in 2023. Reports suggest that the new image sensor created by Sony Semiconductor Solutions will be produced in its Nagasaki facility and distributed to Apple and other smartphone manufacturers.
The tech giant announced on Tuesday that it had invested over $100 billion in its Japanese supply network in 5 years. According to Reuters, the corporation, which has a network of almost 1,000 companies, has increased its spending on suppliers in Japan by more than 30% since 2019.
29 Japanese suppliers, according to Apple, including Sony, Fujikura, Sumitomo Electric Industries, and Murata Manufacturing Co., have pledged to switch to renewable energy for the company’s operations by 2030.
In another development, Bloomberg claimed that Apple is prepping to permit other app shops on its iPhones and iPads in the European Union. This action might severely threaten the company’s rapidly expanding operations. However, competitors would be faced with the issue of persuading people to give up using Apple’s store. This would enable Apple users to install apps outside of the App store. This allows Apple users to install apps outside of the App Store. However, the Cupertino behemoth has not yet finalised the legal elements, such as authorisation for competing payment systems.