I am trying to see if there is any possible way to adapt these salvaged iPhone camera modules to be usuable on any Raspberry pi computer?

If anyone is familiar with these and has had any success with them outside of the iPhone please share your story.

I have included a photo of the small lot I have and seems there are different model types?

There is also a front facing camera and mic, and proximity sensor combo that seems to have different connection type.

One of the back facing cameras has an LED "flashlight" attached to it. I forget what model this came from.

I know there is a bunch of connector converter type interfaces that might fit this, but not sure if Its adaptable to USB or RPi camera port?

Trying to upload an image from my phone errors, so I may need to update later with a photo if needed.

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    Simple; all you need to do is get a technical specification, design a hardware interface and write a kernel driver.
    – Milliways
    Aug 15, 2019 at 5:21
  • Oh good. That should be easy enough.... ... I should have known. It's Apple. If they were the makers of the Raspberry Pi, they'd have a model called proPi-etary. Thanks for clarifying.
    – mrSidX
    Aug 15, 2019 at 16:13

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You can use an old phone or your daily driver as the camera feed for Rpi. Reference link: Camera input from phone to Raspberry Pi

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