Kuo: iPhone 14 Pro’s New Ultrawide Camera With Improved Low-Light Photography Could Drive Up Cost
Apple’s upcoming iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max devices are expected to offer improved ultrawide cameras, according to a new report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Speaking via Twitter, Kuo claims that the upcoming model refresh will see the new ultrawide cameras use larger 1.4µm pixels compared to the 1.0µm pixels in play for iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro max.
The move would allow for more light to be collected, potentially improving night-time photography capabilities when using the ultrawide camera. Larger pixels allow more light to be collected when a new photo is taken, creating a brighter image.
We’re already expecting the new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max to feature improved 48-megapixel main cameras, but this is the first real indication we’ve seen that we should see an improvement beyond that, too. The current main iPhone camera is a 12-megapixel part and while it has served photographers well, an upgrade is overdue.
Apple is expected to announce the four new iPhone 14 models next month, with September 7 already set as the date for an Apple special event.
(3/4) I predict two iPhone 14 Pro models' ultra-wide cameras will upgrade to 1.4µm (vs. iPhone 13 Pro's 1.0µm). CIS (CMOS image sensor), VCM (voice coil motor), and CCM (compact camera module) have a significant unit price increase in this upgrade, with about 70%, 45%, and 40%.
Apple hasn’t confirmed what will be announced, but we’re expecting new Apple Watches to also be announced alongside that iPhone 14 lineup. A refreshed Apple Watch SE is expected to be joined by a new Apple Watch Series 8 as well as an all-new Apple Watch Pro, a model that is built with extreme sports in mind.