iPhone 14 Pro: 48MP camera unlikely
The upcoming iPhone 14 Pro series’ primary camera has been subject to a lot of rumours of late.
It’s Fat, a well-known leaker on Weibo claims that the iPhone 14 Pro will have the same IMX703 sensors as the iPhone 13 Pro models.
In this case, the camera has a 1/1.67-inch sensor, which means it has 12MP and 1.9 μm pixels. This isn’t the 48MP upgrade that was earlier rumoured to be coming.
Since the iPhone 7 series, Apple has used 12MP sensors for the main camera. Each year, Apple has been making its sensors better and adding new features to them. These features include Portrait Mode and Night mode, as well as Cinematic mode.
This means that it could still use a 12MP main camera in its new iPhones, but the company could improve the software that makes photos and how they look. Apple, like many competing Android companies, has become very good at computational photography.
On the flip side though, a sensor with more megapixels can give you more detail and let you crop in more after the fact, so it’s better in the long run. That’s why the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro upgraded to a 50MP main sensor last year, while Samsung has been using 108MP sensors since 2020.
Upgrading to a higher-resolution camera would also allow for 8K video recording. At the moment, the iPhone 13 Pro can only record in 4K and it’s only a matter of time before Apple lets iPhones record 8K videos.
Obviously, we can’t say for sure that It’s Fat’s claims are true. We’d be wary of this alleged leak because other people have said that the iPhone 14 Pro models will have a 48MP main camera.
iPhone 14 Pro specifications (rumoured)
It doesn’t matter if the iPhone 14 Pro doesn’t have a 48MP main camera because, if rumours and leaks are to be believed, there are still a lot of things to be excited about.
Rumours so far say that a new design is coming that could finally get rid of the notch in favour of a pair of camera cutouts instead. However, we argue against it in this article.
Also, for the first time, Apple could use USB-C for the iPhone 14 range, as well as bring back Touch ID in the form of an under-screen fingerprint scanner.
So in September, we could see one of the biggest changes to the iPhone in a long time.