Citing a report in the Chinese-language Economic Daily News, Asian trade publication DigiTimes reported this morning that Taiwanese supplier Primax Electronics will manufacture some of the dual-lens camera modules for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 Plus flagship smartphone model.
The supplier recently increased its camera module capacity by ten percent, boosting output to twelve million CMOS units per month, of which seventy percent are thirteen-megapixel models that the iPhone 7 Plus might use.
Primal has other clients so this news shouldn’t be interpreted as a signal that the next iPhone will increase the iSight camera resolution from twelve to thirteen megapixels.
At any rate, Primax expects its revenues to hit a new high in August buoyed in no small part thanks to lucrative Apple orders.
In June, a Korean business publication claimed LG Innotek would be the sole supplier of dual-lens modules for the iPhone 7 Plus, but it now seems the Cupertino firm could be using Primax as well as LG-made dual-lens modules.
Sony was previously mentioned as a potential dual-camera supplier for Apple until announcing it was pulling out of the high-end camera module business.