Apple iPhones have been very popular for their camera strengths. The iPhone 13 Pro Max was arguably the best camera phone of 2021 and a new report just surfaced suggesting that Apple has no plans of slowing down. According to trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 Pro Max and 14 Pro will come with new ultra-wide camera sensors.
Kuo said that the new ultra-wide camera sensors can capture 1.4µm pixels. This means you can expect the ultra-wide cameras of the iPhone 14 Pro models to click more detailed shots and also have a better low-light performance. For those who don’t know, the current ultra-wide cameras of the Apple iPhone 13 Pro models capture 1.0µm pixels and do an awesome job.
Apple is also bringing a new CMOS imaging sensor combined with a new voice coil motor (VCM). The camera module of the incoming iPhone 14 Pro is also said to be more compact. All these changes are said to make the camera components of the iPhone 14 Pro about 70% more expensive that those of the iPhone 13 Pro models. This will explain why the iPhone 14 Pro model will be more expensive than its predecessor.
Although not confirmed by Apple, Kuo is certain that Minebea and Largan will supply the VCM while Sony will supply the CMOS sensors and LG is rumored to be the supplier of the main compact camera module.
It seems Apple might revamp the cameras of the iPhone 14 Pro series because it is said to be coming with a 48MP primary camera that uses 4-in-1 pixel binning. This is a huge jump from the 12MP primary camera sensor used in the last three iPhone flagship models.
Changing to a new 48MP primary camera sensor is expected to bring more color-accurate shots and better low-light performance. A big autofocus update is also said to be coming in the front cameras of the iPhone 14 Pro models.
Overall, the camera experience when using the iPhone 14 Pro is expected to be a level up above the iPhone 13 Pro models. We’ll wait and see what Apple has in stock for its users after the launch of the Apple iPhone 14 series on September 7, 2022.