9to5Mac are reporting that Sony CEO Howard Stringer told Wall Street Journal in an interview in New York City that shipments of camera sensors to Apple have been delayed due to the devastating earthquake in Japan.
Interestingly, Sony currently doesn’t supply camera sensors for iOS devices. OmniVision Technologies supply camera sensors for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G and iPad 2. This suggests that Sony CEO was probably talking about camera sensors for the yet to be released fifth generation iPhone.
Back in April 2010, analyst Ashok Kumar claimed in a report that Apple had roped in Sony to supply 8-megapixel camera sensors for iPhone 5 while Omnivision would supply the 5-megapixel camera sensors for iPhone 4, which turned out to be accurate.