According to new rumors it is very likely the next generation, released next year, will have a 5 megapixel camera. OmniVision Technologies is said to produce around 20 million 5-megapixel sensors for the iPhone and next year it will be be even more: 40 to 45 million pieces.
OmniVision Technologies is the company behind the 3,2 megapixel CMOS-sensors for the iPhone 3GS. The company has already delivered 65 million camera-sensors for the iPhone and the iPod nano to Apple in 2009. Thanks to this huge order by Apple, OmniVision Technologies has become a profitable company again.
The expectation is that the new iPhone and its new iPhone OS will be presented next summer during WWDC.