Kuo: iPhone 14 Likely To Get 48-Megapixel Camera While iPhone 15 Will Get A Periscope Lens
Apple’s iPhone 14 will make the move to a new 48-megapixel camera sensor while the iPhone 15 will benefit from a new periscope-style lens, according to a new report.
That report comes from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo via MacRumors, who says that the iPhone 14 will feature a higher resolution camera than the current iPhone 13, jumping all the way to 48-megapixels.
The switch to such a high resolution will likely allow for 8K video recording, while we can also expect Apple to make use of pixel binning in low light situations.
The year after, iPhone 15 is expected to use a periscope lens similar to that used by current Android flagships. That would theoretically allow Apple to offer a much improved zoom lens, perhaps closer to the 100x that the likes of Samsung offer right now. That would be a huge increase over the current 3x zoom offered by Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
While customers will surely benefit from the move to such high end cameras, Kuo notes that Taiwanese manufacturer Largan Precision will be the big winner thanks to the increase in market share and revenue it will gain by being the company tasked with producing such cameras.
Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 14 in or around September 2022, while September 2023 is when most people expect the iPhone 15 to be announced. However, both names are placeholders right now and Apple could go with just about anything.