Apple is set to launch the next generation of the . to launch iPhone arrangement — the iPhone 14 Series — at an upcoming event called “Far Out,” scheduled for September 7. At this event, the Cupertino-based tech giant will also present the new Apple Watch series and other products.
An earlier report speculated that the Pro variant of the upcoming iPhone 14 series will likely have a new screen and improved cameras. According to a new report from 9to5Mac, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that the iPhone 14 Pro models may have a new ultra-wide angle lens that will feature larger pixels.
Kuo has also tweeted his claims via his official Twitter account, saying that several other companies will be responsible for supplying the components for the ultra-wide camera of the new iPhone 14 Pro, including Sony, Minebea, VCM, Largan and LG Innotek.
How will this change improve iPhone photography?
According to the report, a sensor with larger pixels allows more light and less noise to capture the images without any post-processing tricks. This new upgrade is expected to improve the iPhone’s photographic prowess in low-light situations.
For reference: the current iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max smartphones have a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with 1.0 µm (micrometer) pixels. Kuo claims that this year’s iPhone 14 Pro models are said to have 1.4 µm pixels. However, the new components are up to 70% more expensive than the current ones, the report says.
Other camera improvements are coming to iPhone 14 Pro
Previous reports have revealed that the ultra-wide angle lens isn’t the only camera swap that comes with the iPhone 14 Pro. The upcoming models will probably have a new 48-megapixel wide-angle lens that can record video in 8K resolution. Meanwhile, the front shooter is rumored to have a larger f/1.9 aperture sensor with autofocus, which is also expected to take better photos in low-light scenarios.
Key changes for entry-level iPhone 14 models
However, the aforementioned changes are only limited to the Pro models. The base models in the iPhone 14 series will not only retain the same design as the iPhone 13, but will also have similar cameras to its predecessor.
The entry-level iPhone 14 models will also likely have a slightly improved A15 Bionic chip with more RAM and a better GPU. The report states that the largest upgrade to the base models of iPhones this year will see a new 6.7-inch device that will replace the iPhone mini.
Key changes for iPhone 14 Pro models
In the case of the Pro models, both devices come with notable upgrades, including a larger battery, a new display that supports the always-on feature, and a pill-shaped front camera instead of the traditional notch. The report also speculates that the iPhone 14 Pro lineup will be even more expensive than current models.