If shadowy sources in the Far East are to be believed, Apple will be fitting the next gen iPhone with a 3.2-megapixel camera – and there’s a 5-megapixel sensor coming to another Apple device later this year. Read on for all the details.

According to Slashgear, various leaky moles are spreading the news that manufacturer OmniVision has won a contract to supply Apple with two CMOS image sensors, including a 3.2-megapixel one destined for the new iPhone (which is in turn rumoured to be getting a June 2009 release).

OmniVision’s second sensor is reportedly a 5-megapixel number, but is not heading for an iPhone. Instead, the rumours say it’s coming to a new Apple device due to to launch some time in 2009. What exactly this mystery device is, no-one seems to know – perhaps the Apple netbook or tablet we keep hearing about?

Of course, Apple isn’t going to comment on any of this, as it keeps new product details (not to mention links with its suppliers) extremely close to its chest. So we’re going to take all this with a generous pinch of salt (until it happens, when we’ll say that we told you so!). Roll on June!

Out TBC | £TBC | Apple (via Slashgear)

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