Apple’s next-generation iPhone 14 lineup is expected to be unveiled on September 7 at its special fall event “Far Out.” Ahead of the event, TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is reporting that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max’s camera will feature an improved sensor for the ultra-wide lens.
iPhone 14 Pro to offer improved low-light performance and better color accuracy, says Kuo
In a tweet, the analyst said that the iPhone 14 Pro models will upgrade to a larger sensor for the ultra-wide lens. This will allow the device to offer better low-light performance as well as improved color accuracy. The upgraded sensor is likely the reason why a $100 price increase is rumored for the Pro models in the upcoming iPhone 14 lineup as Kuo reports the components in the sensor are 70% more expensive than those used in the iPhone 13 Pro.
I predict two iPhone 14 Pro models’ ultra-wide cameras will upgrade to 1.4µm (vs. iPhone 13 Pro’s 1.0µm). CIS (CMOS image sensor), VCM (voice coil motor), and CCM (compact camera module) have a significant unit price increase in this upgrade, with about 70%, 45%, and 40%.
Kuo’s tweet also revealed that Sony, Minebea, VCM, Largan, and LG Innotek would provide components for the upgraded sensor.
As for other camera upgrades in store for the iPhone 14 Pro, it has been reported that the higher-end models will sport a new 48MP rear camera which will enable 8K video recording.
The front camera is also going to get a facelift. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and Kuo have previously reported that the front camera of the Pro models will feature autofocus which will offer sharper images and improved picture quality. In addition, the front camera will also have a 6-element lens instead of a 5-element lens, which will also add to the image quality.
As for the entire lineup itself, we know that the standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max are set to feature the same design as their predecessor with the same A15 chip. On the other hand, the Pro models are expected to get the A16 chip, a pill + hole punch cutout for the display, and an always-on display.
All models are expected to feature 6GB of RAM.and support 30W charging. As for the internal storage of the device, there are some conflicting reports about whether it will start from 128GB or 256GB, given the price hike.