Apple has been reluctant to reveal details of the components in iPhones. Cupertino’s technology giant has never revealed details about key features, such as RAM, battery capacities and even what sensor is used in the camera module.
Yes, you can find tear-down videos of the iPhone and benchmarking scores that show the RAM and battery details. It is not difficult to find out the camera sensor type used, but few tech-savvy smartphone users knew this.
Tim Cook has made a rare admission that Apple has been using Sony’s top-of-the line camera sensors in iPhones since more than a decade.
“We’ve been partnering for over a decade with Sony to create the top-of-the-line camera sensors for iPhone. Apple CEO Tim Cook shared the photo of him meeting with Ken Yoshida, the CEO of Sony, on Twitter.
Cook has been on tour since 12/12/2012 in Sony’s native Japan. He has been meeting Apple developers, official shops, and suppliers.
Apple iPhone camera hardware was equal with many premium phones from the beginning. But it has started to outperform them since the iPhone 11 Pro series ( reviews ) in 2019.
Apple’s new iPhone 14 Pro has the most significant camera upgrade. It boasts a 48MP main wide sensor and 12MP ultra-wide camera. A 12MP Telephoto sensor and LED flash are also included. Apple introduced the Photonic Engine feature, promising better images in all light conditions. Additionally, the device supports Action Mode, which provides stable video recording even with shakey hand movements.