Next iPhone To Feature Camera With Global Shutter

According to this patent application by OmniVision Technologies Inc, the incumbent supplier of cameras to Apple, the next iPhone and maybe iPad could feature a mobile-phone camera with a backside illuminated sensor along with the highly anticipated global shutter. Why’s that important? Backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensors offer significant improvement in light gathering capabilities over standard CMOS sensors, and it’s claimed is already in use in the iPhone 4, while global shutters lessen the undesirable ‘jello’ effects seen in video clips captured with traditional rolling shutter designs.


However, It has been rumored recently that Sony has been awarded the contract to supply Apple with the cameras in the iPhone 5, ousting OmniVision. Sony is well known for their backside illuminated CMOS sensor technology in camera phones such as the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, but the recent triple tragedy in Northern Japan, where Sony manufactures camera-phone sensors may have delayed development, allowing Taiwan based OmniVision a much-needed break to step in with their new sensor.


Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]