<span class="articleLocation">Sony Corp is in talks with Apple Inc to double its supply of camera components for a new iPhone slated to roll out as early as next year, the Nikkei reported.
Apple could be looking to switch to Sony sensors for the secondary camera on the front, which currently uses parts from suppliers in the United States and elsewhere, the business daily said.
Sony held the largest share of the global CMOS sensor market in 2012 at 32.1 percent, according to Techno Systems Research.
A request from Apple was the reason for its January decision to purchase a plant from Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics, according to a source involved in the negotiations, the newspaper said.
Sony also supplies to Samsung Electronics, the world's No. 1 smartphone seller, and Huawei Technologies.
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