The iPhone 14 Is Reportedly Getting A New Selfie Camera But It’ll Cost A Lot More
Apple is reportedly set to put a new front-facing camera into the upcoming iPhone 14 lineup, complete with autofocus support.
The new camera had previously been rumored to be coming after a report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo but a secondary report now backs that up.
According to a new ETNews report, the new part will cost three times more than the one that is used in the current iPhone 13 lineup and will be produced in part by South Korean outfit LG Innotek. Japanese company Sharp will be in charge of handling the rest of the new production.
The move to a new camera comes after Apple reportedly reclassified it. Apple previously saw the part as a low-end one, but has now decided to go high-end instead,
For the first time in iPhone history, Apple will install a South Korean products for the front (selfie) camera. A Chinese company was cut and a Korean company was selected as a supplier. Apple is changing their camera supply chain management (SCM) as front cameras, which were classified as low-end, has become high-end.
If all goes according to plan we expect Apple to announce four new iPhone 14 models later this year, likely in or around September time. The addition of a new front-facing camera could see prices rise, although we are far from having confirmation of that at this point in time.