Apple doubles up on Sony camera parts; Is a better front facing camera on its way?

It appears that Apple is preparing to double the number of camera components that it orders from Sony. The two companies are said to currently be in talks over the potential order, and Sony recently purchased a factory to boost production. Sony already supplies the sensors for the iPhone's rear-facing camera, while the parts for the front-side FaceTime camera come from multiple sources. Apple may be looking to change that for upcoming devices, however, according to the Nikkei Asian Review:

The Japanese firm already supplies nearly all of the CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors for the current iPhone models' rear-mounted main cameras. Apple is likely looking to switch to Sony sensors for the secondary camera on the screen side, used for taking self-portraits.

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Source: Nikkei Asian Review

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