Apple will launch its next-generation iPhone 14 series in September 2022 and rumor mills are giving us a hint of what features to expect in the upcoming iPhone series. In his new research note, analyst Jeff Pu from Haitong International Securities has reiterated that iPhone 14 Pro models will feature an upgraded rear camera system with 48-megapixel Wide lens and 12-megapixel Ultra Wide and Telephoto lenses.
The latest iPhone 13 Pro models have 12-megapixel Wide, Ultra Wide, and Telephoto lenses. Thus the upgrade to 48MP Wide lens will be a major improvement.
Apple to catch up with competitors by supporting 8K video recording in iPhone 14 Pro models
Pu’s claim corroborates TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s report that iPhone 14 Pro models will feature a 48MP rear camera. But Pu is the first one to claim that the high-end models will support 8K video recording. Pu also says that Apple will equip iPhone 14 Pro models with 8GB of RAM, an increase from 6GB of RAM offered in iPhone 13 Pro models.
8K video recording is the display resolution with approximately 8,000 pixels. The Rec. 2020 (UHDTV) standard defines 8K UHD (7680 × 4320) as the highest resolution. And Apple will not be the first to offer 8K UHD support; Samsung S20 series, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, and Red Magic 3S from Nubia.
Previously, it was reported that the Pro models of the upcoming iPhone series will feature a punch-hole display, no notch, no camera bumps in the rear, will come in titanium casing, and offer a 2TB variant.
Pu’s note obtained by MacRumors claims that all four models of the upcoming iPhone series will feature a 120Hz ProMotion display. Earlier, The Elec also stated that LG will provide LTPO OLED displays for iPhone 14 series to support a 120Hz refresh rate. This is likely to happen because the sensor-shift image stabilization which was available in iPhone 12 Pro Max in 2020 was introduced across iPhone 13 series this year.
But Pu’s claim that the iPhone 14 models will come with 64GB of storage seems very unlikely because this year, Apple removed 64GB variants, and the latest iPhone 13 series starts at 128GB of storage.