The iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 is probably not far away, as recent rumors seem to suggest Apple might unveil its next-generation tablets somewhere near the date of 15 October. Weâ€™ve recently reported that the new iPads might launch on the market with a new, space gray color. Now, we have fresh information regarding the camera sensors on Appleâ€™s upcoming tablets.
KGI Securitiesâ€™ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, in a note to investor said that he believes Apple's iPad and iPad mini will both come equipped with 8 megapixel rear cameras that will probably have the lens elements built by Genius and Largan, the two companies being responsible for the optic system used in Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c smartphones.
However, in an independently conducted research, AppleInsider publication believes that he sensor modules will actually be provided by Sony.
If this rumor turns out to be true, then Apple will increase the iPadâ€™s resolution to 8MP from 5MP in the iPad 4 and first generation iPad mini. Apple might opt for a backside illuminated component with larger 1.5-micron pixels, similar to the iPhone 5s.
Taking pictures with the iPad isnâ€™t the most ergonomical thing to do and even the iPad Miniâ€™s smaller size canâ€™t doesnâ€™t help in that direction. However, Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple is going to seriously improve iPadâ€™s camera ability just to further differentiate the iPad from the growing number of rival tablets.
What do you think about this? Do you rely on your iPadâ€™s camera to take pictures and you find this a great feature or you'd better get your iPhone out of the pocket?