More evidence has emerged that Apple is planning some of the biggest iPhone camera updates yet.
In the immediate aftermath of previous reports of a massive iPhone 14 camera update, we now have a further confirmation of two major updates coming to the iPhone.
The news comes from relentless industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who, according to a research note obtained by MacRumors, has reiterated previous claims that next year’s iPhone 14 range will include a vastly improved 48-megapixel main camera, followed in 2023 by a long-awaited periscope telephoto lens that will bring improved optical zoom capabilities to the iPhone 15.
Since most rivals already use periscope telephoto lenses and high-resolution sensors, these are crucial updates for Apple. The new technology is expected to come courtesy of the optical products company, Largan Precision, from which Kuo expects to gain greater market share, revenue and profits as a result.
Apple’s new 48-megapixel camera is expected to enable 8K video recording modes on the iPhone 14, as well as the ability to switch between 12-megapixel and 48-megapixel modes, depending on lighting conditions. The 12-megapixel mode swaps resolution for better light-gathering capabilities in low-light scenarios, while the 48-megapixel mode can provide higher resolution images in well-lit scenarios, as well as helping to improve the quality of digital zoom. .
The periscope telephoto lens, on the other hand, will likely triple the maximum optical telephoto capability of the iPhone from 3x to around 10x. This will finally bridge the gap between Apple’s flagship smartphones and the best of the Android-based competition that currently outperforms iPhones in this key area.
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