01 October 2021
Even though Android counterparts have made use of smartphone cameras as high as 108-megapixels and have also developed 200-megapixel sensors, Apple has chosen to stick with 12-megapixel sensors for quite some time. It seems like that is expected to change next year as iPhone 14 Pro models are tipped to feature a 48-megapixel primary sensor.
The information is coming from Ming-Chi Kuo, a renowned market research analyst with a reliable track record when it comes to detailing Apple's future plans. He says that both iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will come with the 48-megapixel wide-angle sensor. It is unknown whether we will see any changes in the iPhone 14 camera setup.
He further claims that Apple will offer a punch-hole display with the iPhone 14 lineup. This is something that another tipster Jon Prosser also talked about earlier this month. The positioning of the punch-hole is said to be in the center similar to how we see it on the Samsung Galaxy flagships.
This change does make sense as Apple has already made the notch smaller on the iPhone 13 series. The notch was introduced because of the Face ID sensors. It is believed that these will be placed under the display which will allow the team to eliminate the need for a notch.
In another leak, Apple is said to replace the 'Mini' model with an affordable 'Max' offering next year. It will be a 6.7-inch model with specs and features the same as the standard iPhone 14. It is speculated that the model could be called iPhone 14 Max but nothing is confirmed yet. However, it is said that the model will be priced under $900. This would entice a lot of buyers who want a big-screen experience on the iPhone but can't or do not want to go for the Pro Max because of its cost.