The next-gen iPhone could pack a Sony manufactured camera, off-the-cuff comments from the Japanese company’s Chief Executive Officer suggest.
Sir Howard Stringer appeared to let slip his company’s involvement in iPhone 5 in a talking shop hosted by the Wall Street Journal. Musing on all matters Apple, he said that a question he is wont to ask himself when considering his firm's rival is: “Why would I make Apple the best camera?”
The remark has left tech watchers somewhat bemused. Principally because to the best of anyone’s knowledge, Sony doesn’t actually make cameras for Apple.
Not unreasonably, that’s led some to speculate that the relationship between the two tech giants is a new one that’s been forged for the express purpose of beefing up the iPhone 5’s camera credentials.
One thing that we do know is that the prospect of Sony, maker of some fine SLRs and some equally smart high-end cameraphones, getting on board for the iPhone 5’s snapper is enticing indeed.
In other unconfirmed iPhone 5 news, there’s talk abroad today that Apple is working on a peripheral to transform the handset into a de facto laptop.
According to a "well placed source" cited by ITProPortal, the add-on features a “decent size keyboard” and an expansive 11-inch screen with the same res as the iPhone 5.
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