New CAD-based iPhone 14 Pro renders hint at bigger cameras on Apple's upcoming flagships
Last week, the first CAD renders of the iPhone 14 Pro surfaced, giving a good look at what to expect from Apple's next-gen flagship phones. New concept renders based on those CAD images have now also been released, with one notable takeaway looking to be larger cameras.
While the renders don't appear to show much other than the original CAD images from last week, they still highlight the punch-hole and pill duo at the front of the iPhone 14 Pro, as well as a larger camera module at the phone's rear.
Supposedly, the thickness of the camera bump increases from 3.65 mm on the iPhone 13 Pro to 4.35 mm on the iPhone 14 Pro. While it remains unconfirmed, that could be due to an increase in camera sizes, with the iPhone 14 Pro models tipped to trade in previous 12 MP sensors for a 48 MP configuration.
The switch to a 48 MP main camera would be an interesting one, as there's yet to be a truly flagship-grade 48 MP sensor on the market. That said, it wouldn't be surprising to see the iPhone 14 Pro phones debut with an entirely new CMOS sensor from Sony or Samsung.
In fact, camera has been increased about 15%-20%— Konstantin Konovalov (@aaple_lab) March 20, 2022
This is most likely due to new 48Mp module
Thickness with camera bump:
13 Pro - 11.3mm
14 Pro - 12.2mm
Camera bump thickness:
13 Pro - 3.65mm
14 Pro - 4.35mm
And this despite the fact that the thickness of 14 Pro has increased