Apple will introduce new slimmer camera technology in the iPhone 5 in an effort to keep the device as thin as possible, Ming-Chi Ku with KGI Securities said on Wednesday. The new module will reportedly be provided by Sony. “The component that will undergo the most dramatic make-over is the rear camera,” Ku said, “Our research shows that iPhone 5 will feature the first-ever slimmed rear camera of all iPhones, in an effort to deliver an ultra-slim iPhone 5.” Ku also said that the iPhone 5’s 8-megapixel will feature a “larger f/2.2 aperture than the iPhone 4S’s f/2.4” aperture. “However, larger aperture means more [noise],” Ku explained. “In addition, the reduced thickness means even greater challenges for lens design and assembly, as not only the lens, but also the voice coil motor (VCM) and CMOS image sensor (CIS) need to be slimmer. Finally, the compact camera module (CCM) suppler, responsible for the terminal assembly, will be confronted by assembly yield.” Ku also reiterated other predictions that suggest the iPhone 5 will have a 16:9 display and an HD front-facing camera.