A new report today reiterated that iPhone 14 Pro models will feature a 48-megapixel camera. Specifically, this refers to the rear-facing Wide camera. Currently, Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro models feature 12-megapixel Wide, Ultra Wide, and Telephoto lenses.
iPhone 14 Pro will feature a 48-megapixel camera
According to Taiwanese research firm TrendForce, Apple will bring the 48-megapixel camera to its Pro models this year.
a 48 million pixel primary camera is expected to be introduced to the iPhone 14 Pro series (tentative name) that Apple will release this year, further reducing 12 million pixel products to a 15% share in 2022.
Today’s report from TrendForce corroborates an older research note from TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in which said that the 2022 iPhones will offer 8k video and 48-megapixel camera and that the line-up will not feature an iPhone mini model. 8K video recording has not been a part of any iPhone model to date but is commonly available on flagship Android smartphones.
It has also been rumored that Apple will equip iPhone 14 Pro models with 8GB of RAM, an increase from 6GB of RAM offered in iPhone 13 Pro models, which should help with 8K video recording.
The move from a 12MP camera to a 48MP camera would also mark the first megapixel increase since the iPhone 6s which switched to 12MP sensors from 8MP sensors
It is expected that the new camera will take 12-megapixel shots by default with the option to use all 48MP on demand. Apple will also likely offer pixel binning, a feature that allows phones to use the camera’s full capabilities but produce an image with a lower pixel count.
In addition to the upgraded camera, the Pro variants are also rumored to feature a new “hole + pill design” to house the camera and Face ID components. The 2022 iPhone lineup will also get rid of the camera bumps, feature a new A16 Bionic chip, heavier titanium casing, and a 2TB storage variant.