11 April 2022
Some of the new rumors about the upcoming iPhone 14 have claimed that there will be a bigger camera bump. This has been claimed by Max Weinbach who tweeted iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max design schematics. The same claim has now been corroborated by none other than Ming-Chi Kuo, a renowned market research analyst.
Kuo says that iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will have a bigger camera bump. He says that this is because Apple is set to upgrade the 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor to 48-megapixel. This new sensor is said to have a bigger footprint than the currently used sensor. The tweet adds, "The diagonal length of 48MP CIS will increase by 25-35%, and the height of 48MP's 7P lens will increase by 5-10%"
The main reason for the larger and more prominent rear-camera bump of the 14 Pro/Pro Max is upgrading the wide camera to 48MP (vs. 13 Pro/Pro Max's 12MP). The diagonal length of 48MP CIS will increase by 25-35%, and the height of 48MP's 7P lens will increase by 5-10%. https://t.co/lrwgmnLNce— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) March 27, 2022
This is in complete contrast to some of the leaks suggesting Apple will eliminate the camera bump altogether. It is difficult to say which one of these two opposite claims is correct. However, it is safe to say that iPhone users are in for significant changes either way. The camera bump is not the only aspect where changes are coming.
The biggest change will probably be the removal of the notch from iPhones. There are speculations that iPhone 14 series will have a punch-hole and pill-shaped cutout for housing the front camera and Face ID sensors respectively. This will also make it the first smartphone to feature both of these cutouts.