Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly honored Sony’s lengthy partnership with Apple in developing and creating cutting-edge camera sensors for iPhone models during the last decade.
In a tweet posted during his visit to Sony’s camera development facility in Kumamoto, Japan, Cook acknowledged the company’s successful partnership with Apple to create “the world’s leading camera sensors for iPhone,” and thanked the team at the facility for showing him around.
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
Apple reportedly first used Sony’s camera sensor for the iPhone 6 and has used Sony-made components in successive iPhone models.
Cook’s tweet suggests Apple’s partnership with Sony remains strong, and that next year’s iPhone 15 models will be equipped with Sony’s newest “state of the art” image sensors.
In addition to camera sensors for the iPhone lineup, Sony is also expected to supply Apple with an OLED on silicon (OLEDoS) – also known as micro-OLED – display for the company’s first-generation mixed-reality headset.