Next iPhone will have Magnetometer Supply from Asahi Kasei

Στο Appleinsider ανακοινώθηκε η φήμη ότι το Magnetometer που θα ενσωματωθεί μέσα στο καινούριο iPhone θα είναι με την υποστήριξη του Asahi Kasei.


This is just in Appleinsider has announce that Magnetometer is going to be supply by Asahi Kasei.

Asahi Kasei specializes in chemical and material sciences in a number of fields including electronics, and is known to have been one of Apple’s component suppliers for the iPod touch dating back to the first-generation model. It’s unclear exactly what parts the company supplies for the handheld, though liquid submersion indicators (LSIs) are one of its specialties.

Over the past couple of years, Apple has inserted LSIs across most of its portable products in an effort to help its technicians determine whether customers reporting faulty hardware are actually responsible for the damage themselves by allowing liquids to penetrate their devices, something that’s not covered under the Cupertino-based company’s standard warranties.

A diagram and enlarged photo of the azimuth sensor taken from Asahi Kasei’s website can be seen below, and header files included with betas of the latest iPhone SDK suggest the part may be nearly two years old. They’re dated July 19th, 2007, just days after Apple brought its first-ever iPhone to market.

Whats a Magnetometer?
a Magnetometer is a Digital Compass used to measure the strength and/or direction of the magnetic field.

via iSpazio & Appleinsinder