Apart from the most important iPhone 14 Pro camera sensor, Apple expected to upgrade Pro models’ ultra-wide camera, reputed analyst advises Ming Chi Kuo’and this time he gives the exact specifications.
We’ve heard from other sources that the ultra-wide angle cameras from the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max also get an upgrade, but didn’t know in what way: sensor size, pixel size or number of pixels. Well, thanks to the ever-observant Mr. Kuo and his supply chain resources, we now know that Apple is preparing a real camera kick for its Pro line fans.
Specifications Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max ultra-wide camera
Instead of the current 12MP ultra-wide camera sensor with tiny 1-micron pixels, Apple will equip the 14 Pro models with a sensor that has 40% larger pixels, allowing it to collect many more photons in the same low-light scenario than its predecessor. the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 ProMax.
Coupled with quadrupling the camera resolution of the main iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max cameras to 48MP, which could likely introduce 8K video recording capabilities that require a sensor size of at least 33MP, Apple will launch the Pro models. quite differentiating.
For those wondering why Apple is adopting the gradual “salami” upgrade tactics rather than throwing every fathomable novelty into one edition like the Android flagship does, that’s never been Apple’s style.
Cupertino’s bean counters like to wait for the prices of expensive tech to drop in price and prove themselves on other phones before diving in, tweaking it to their liking, and letting the marketing team loose on it until it becomes the talk of the town. Apple has locked half of the US public as customers anyway, so incremental upgrades have worked since the OG iPhone appeared in AT&T’s roster in 2007.
High component costs necessitated the iPhone 14 Pro’s price hike
Ming-Chi Kuo even listed the component suppliers that won Apple’s ultra-wide camera upgrade orders — Sony for the sensor, Minebea and Largan for the voice coil monitor, and LG for the actual camera module packaging — but warned they’ll charge a lot more this year. .
In addition to the more expensive 48MP main camera sensor, Apple will have to pay 70% more for Sony’s new ultra-wide camera sensor, 45% more for Largan and Minebea’s voice-coil monitors, and 40% more for LG’s camera packaging, raising the overall price of the camera set.
They do have periscope zooms, though, so it remains to be seen whether iPhone fans will be willing to pay higher prices for Apple’s latest and greatest when the iPhone 14 Pro Max ships on September 16 or thereabouts.
Apple has bet they will and reportedly has has ordered more iPhone 14 Pro Max and 14 Pro models than the assembly of the cheaper iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max versions has ordered, so we’ll see who’s right this time – the market or Apple. During the iPhone 14 Pro Max pre-order period next week you can also buy our Collect iPhone 14 deals to see where you can get it for the best price to mitigate the increase in home tag.
However, the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max will get other upgrades that their less-specified siblings won’t, such as a new A16 processor and a better screen-to-body ratio thanks to drastic design changes on the front. of a perforated screen concept embraced by Apple.
Purple iPhone 14 Pro Max front (concept ima
So the bean counters can once again hit the nail on the head and sell more Pro models for a change than regular iPhone 14s, at least in the first pre-order period, inflation and purchasing power be damned.