07 September 2022
The upcoming iPhone 14 Pro is widely rumored to come with significant camera improvements. Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known market research analyst, has tweeted a few more details about these changes. The component prices will also get a significant increase due to all the improvements included in the next-gen model.
Both iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are said to come with a new ultra-wide-angle sensor. It will have bigger pixels that will help with improved low-light shots. It will be able to capture more light and less noise which would eventually help with shaper shots even in low-light situations. The sensor size is said to increase from 1.0µm pixels to 1.4µm pixels this year.
Kuo further says there will be huge price increases for internal components as well. These include CIS (CMOS image sensor), VCM (voice coil motor), and CCM (compact camera module) which will see a price bump of 75%, 45%, and 40% respectively. The price comparison is in relation to what these cost for the iPhone 13 Pro. Other components will also receive a price bump but that increase is quite limited.
LG, Largan, Minebea, and LG Innotek are said to be prime beneficiaries of the ultra-wide-angle camera component price increase. We will have to see how this affects the iPhone 14 Pro pricing. Apple has scheduled the launch event for September 7th which is just a week away from today.