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AppleInsider has reportedly claimed that a Japanese manufacturer named Asahi Kasei will be supposedly supplying the magnetometer, otherwise known as the digital compass, for the next generation iPhone. The evidence in which supports this was found in the latest iPhone 3.0 Beta header files.

People familiar with betas of the iPhone 3.0 software developers kit recently dug up several header files attributed to the Japanese manufacturer in a directory appropriately labeled "compass." More specifically, the files identify Asahi Kasei's azimuth sensor No. AK8973, a 16-pin leadless IC package measuring 4mm square and 0.7mm thick, as the chip that will help future iPhone users determine their direction. It bundles a master clock oscillator.
Asahi Kasei has been known to be one of Apple's component suppliers for the first generation iPod Touch and specializes in various fields of electronics.



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