Genius Electronics Optical, a Taiwan-based manufacturer of optical lens kits, has started shipping its 5 megapixel lens module for Apple’s iPhone 4 according to DIGITIMES. Initial shipments are small due to low yield rates. Genius Electronics, what a name, is busy manufacturing and shipping 3 megapixel camera modules, which account for 40% of the company’s total camera lens module shipments.
Earlier, DIGITIMES reported that Asia Optical commenced shipment of its 640×480 (VGA) lens kit for the iPhone 4’s front camera in May 2010. In the beginning of June the company’s shipment volume was around three million units.
Although I have never heard of these two companies it seems Apple has done a solid job of putting together its camera system on the iPhone 4. The quality of photographs and videos on the iPhone 4 is nothing short of spectacular, for smartphones (read Video Quality Comparison: iPhone 4 vs. Flip Ultra HD and MacWorld: iPhone 4 Sports Best Smartphone Camera).