In the latest round of iPhone 5 rumors, Digitimes claims that Largan Precision might be the supplier for the alleged 8 megapixel iPhone 5 camera. It was previously learn that Apple was hoping to widen its parts supplier list.
As far as the next generation iPhone is concerned, we've already heard rumors that it may feature a curved glass screen, relocated LED camera flash and possibly an eight megapixel camera module.
Taiwan-based Largan Precision currently sees 8-megapixel phone-use lens modules account for nearly 10% of its total lens module shipment volume, but it may see 8-megapixel modules replace 5-megapixel ones to become the mainstream for smartphones in the third quarter of 2011 due to possible orders from Apple, according to industry sources in Taiwan.It should be noted that Digitimes has a bitter sweet history when it comes to making predictions about Apple devices. They may, or may not be true. Why Largan Precision may be one strong contender in the list of camera module suppliers for iPhone 5 is because of the fact that this Taiwanese manufacturer currently supplies the five megapixel model for the iPhone 4 and the camera lens for the iPad 2 as well. The camera on the iPhone 4 has received phenomenal response from the consumers and it seems logical for Apple to continue with a supplier that has met its quality standards in the past.
This is however just a rumor as of now. When details are confirmed, we'll be the first to let you know.