iPhone 14 will be equipped with a large aperture selfie camera and autofocus ability, superior to the iPhone 13 generation.
Last month, ET News The iPhone 14 will be the first iPhone model with a quality front-facing camera with autofocus, manufactured by a Korean company. The iPhone 14’s front camera is up to 3 times more expensive than the iPhone 13’s.
Today, famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo announced that Apple will use a 6-element (6P) lens instead of a 5-element like previous iPhones.
This is considered the biggest camera upgrade for Apple’s iPhone in many years, Mr. Kuo said. The new front-facing camera on iPhone 14 with autofocus will give significantly better photo and video quality than current iPhones.
The iPhone 14’s front camera also has a larger f/1.9 aperture. For comparison, the front camera on older iPhones uses a 12MP f/2.2 lens.
The iPhone 14 Pro models will have even more upgraded cameras. While the selfie camera improvements will be for the entire iPhone 14 series, some of the upgrades will only be available on the more expensive iPhone 14 Pro. Previous reports have revealed that this year’s iPhone Pro models will be equipped with a 48MP sensor capable of recording video at 8K resolution instead of just 4K in the previous generation.
While the standard iPhone 14 models, not the “Pro”, will keep the rear camera with wide-angle and ultra-wide lenses of only 12MP.
Kuo’s latest report also mentions that component suppliers that are close Apple partners like Sony – will continue to provide camera sensors for the new iPhone. The lenses will be provided by Genius and Largan, while the new focus module will be from Alps and Luxshare.
However, with the front camera, Apple will cooperate with Cowell and LG Innotek, the Korean partner for the first time shaking hands with Apple.
The partnership between Apple and LG Innotek was mentioned last month after the Cupertino-based company excluded components from Chinese manufacturers due to quality issues.
Apple is expected to launch 4 versions of iPhone 14 by the end of this year, including 2 regular models (iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max) and 2 “Pro” models (iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max). The iPhone mini model is expected to be discontinued to make room for the iPhone 14 Max (6.7-inch screen), while the “Pro” models keep the current size and the screen is removed “rabbit ears”.
Follow 9to5Macthe standard iPhone models will use the A15 Bionic chip from the iPhone 13, while the high-end iPhones including the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will use the latest A16 Bionic chip.
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