But a larger aperture and autofocus for the iPhone 14’s front-facing camera may necessitate a price increase
According to ET News, Apple has shifted from a potential Chinese supplier to a South Korean firm LG Innotek. The new iPhones are expected to feature front-facing cameras manufactured by Sharp and Taiwanese company Leica.
There may be some truth to this tidbit of innovation, given that Apple is supposedly gearing up for production of the next iPhone range. Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst for Apple, has previously made similar claims.
Like the current iPhones, this new selfie snapper is expected to rely less on software tuning and more on autofocus built into the camera itself. An increase in aperture from the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro’s f/2.2 to f/1.9 is expected for the front-facing camera as well. More light can be let in through a wider aperture, resulting in more detailed photos and better nighttime photography.
Now that the world has returned to some semblance of normalcy following the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, this could be a big help to those who enjoy taking selfies in dark bars or clubs on nights out. Another possibility is that it means video recording and FaceTime calls are more light-filled, allowing for more accurate skin tones in selfies. YouTubers and TikTok stars could benefit from this. The Tom’s Guide TikTok is a must-have while we’re on the subject.
The iPhone 13’s self-portrait quality is on par with other high-end smartphones on our list of the best camera phones. However, there is still room for growth. Apple’s computational photography and more megapixels would be ideal.
According to the rumour mill, the iPhone 14’s front-facing camera is expected to have a 12MP sensor. Apple’s focus on megapixels is likely to remain on the rear camera array rather than the iPhone 14’s selfie camera, given that the iPhone 14 Pro is expected to have a 48MP main camera.
Although the front-facing camera’s aperture could be tripled and autofocus built in, this could lead to a rise in iPhone prices as a result of higher camera manufacturing costs.
Predicted price increases for two of the four rumoured iPhone 14 models include a $100 price increase for two of them, while a new $899 iPhone 14 Max model is expected to complete a quartet of the rumoured models.
Minor upgrades are expected for the iPhone 14 range, with the standard iPhone 14 expected to get an A15 Bionic chip, but with more RAM, like the iPhone 13’s. Display size is expected to be 6.7 inches on the iPhone 14 Max.
Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro mode is expected to feature a new pill and punch-hole cutout design for the selfie camera and Face ID technology, along with an A16 Bionic chipset and improved rear cameras. Nevertheless, if and when the iPhone 14 line launches on the rumoured date of September 13, expect an evolution rather than a revolution in design and features.