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The iPhone 14 Pro could upgrade its primary camera to 48MP

Apple could upgrade the iPhone 14 Pro's primary camera to a 48MP sensor
Apple could upgrade the iPhone 14 Pro's primary camera to a 48MP sensor (image via FrontPageTech)
Renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo speculates that the iPhone 14 Pro could use a 48MP camera module. He also confirms an earlier leak stating that the smartphone will ditch the notch in favour of a hole-punch design.

Given that the iPhone 13 series isn't even a week old, it is way too early to talk about what Apple has in store for us next year. That hasn't stopped intrepid leakers like Jon Prosser to spill the beans about Apple's 2022 plans, though. Now, renowned industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has offered some new information about the iPhone 14 Pro (tentative), in particular.

Kuo states that the primary (wide-angle) lens on the iPhone 14 Pro will be upgraded to 48MP. There's no word about the telephoto and ultra-wide-angle lens, but we can expect more information about it to emerge later in 2022. Kuo also speculates that the iPhone 14 Pro could finally ditch the notch with a hole-punch design. We've already seen this with the leaked iPhone 14 Pro renders from earlier.

The camera upgrade is quite significant, and it marks Apple's departure from the tried and tested 12MP cameras it has used over the years. To put things in perspective, it has been around since the iPhone 6s launched in 2015, although the actual sensor has changed. A 48MP sensor also allows users to record video at 8K, so that could be one feature that we can look forward to. Then again, Apple and Google have proven that raw megapixel count doesn't matter as long as you have the right software and ISP.

Apple's transition to a hole-punch display may have been delayed due to the difficulties associated with installing Face ID sensors underneath the OLED screen. It would be ideal if Apple completely did away with the tech, but that isn't likely to happen. The notch will probably be present on the base iPhone 14 model, which may be stuck with a 60Hz OLED panel.

As always, the aforementioned information is unconfirmed and should be treated as such. Although analysts such as Kuo have had a decent track record for predicting such things, Apple is known to throw a curveball at leakers, as seen with the Apple Watch Series 7 and iPad Mini 6 redesign rumours.

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Anil Ganti, 2021-09-20 (Update: 2021-09-20)