The 12-megapixel camera on the iPhone has been a constant. While it can still take great pictures, there has not been an upgrade in resolution for multiple generations. According to a new report, this is about to change.
According to reports, the new camera for the iPhone 14 will have four times as many pixels than the current model. It is expected to be available in less six months.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman claims that the iPhone 14 will receive the pixel upgrade, but the better camera will only be available to Pro models in an effort to entice buyers to buy the more expensive model. Gurman has a great track record in Apple rumors and leaks. He was able to correctly predict the Mac Studio, as well as other products, during the last Apple hardware conference.
The iPhone 14 Pro’s camera pixels will be smaller due to the increased number of MPs. They measure at 1.22um. This is a 0.68um decrease compared with the iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
According to reports, the device’s sensor measures 1/1.3 inches in width. This is an increase from the iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 13 Pro Max models, which have a smaller sensor measuring 1/1.65 inches. The report states that the iPhone 14 will have a sensor approximately 57% larger that the current model.
This pixel pushing should result in iPhone users receiving more detailed and high-resolution files. Apple might have to correct this issue with software if the pixels are compressed smaller.
Gurman says that the improvements to the camera are not as noticeable as the other changes to the iPhone 14. Although the design of the iPhone 14 is similar to its predecessors, the notch will likely change to a rectangular cutout for FaceID and a round cutout for the camera.
Gurman claims that another selling point of the basic model is the 6.7-inch screen. This could prove to be very popular considering the iPhone 13’s popularity.