Those hoping for big upgrades in terms of selfie capabilities when the iPhone 14 lineup launches later this year might be in for a treat, with a new report claiming that we can expect to see a new autofocus system being deployed.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo posted a report to Twitter this weekend saying that a new front-facing camera module is set to be provided by a combination of companies.
Genius and Largan are expected to provided lenses, while Sony will offer up the sensors. Both Alps and Luxshare are thought to be the companies that Apple has ready to provide the autofocus system.
“iPhone 14’s front camera will upgrade to AF (vs. the existing FF), significantly improving the selfie and video performance,” says Kuo via a Medium post. “The critical hardware upgrades include adding a VCM and upgrading to a 6P lens (vs. the existing 5P).”
Apple’s selfie cameras have remained largely unchanged for some time, at least in terms of the iPhone lineup. This addition of autofocus capabilities should make for improved shots all around.
Apple’s iPhone 14 is expected to be announced in or around September with a number of improvements including a 48-megapixel camera on the Pro and Pro Max variants. Those Pro models are also thought to be the first iPhones to offer an always-on screen as well, something that many Android devices have offered for years.