Earlier this year, reports said Apple is upgrading the iPhone 14’s front-facing camera. Now, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed Apple’s suppliers for the iPhone 14’s selfie camera. These details confirm rumors.
According to the analyst’s blog post and Twitter, Apple has set its suppliers for the new iPhone 14 front-facing camera.
Sony, an Apple partner, will continue to supply the new iPhone’s camera sensors. Example: Sony. Genius and Largan will supply the lenses, and Alps and Luxshare will develop the focus module.
Apple will work with Cowell and LG Innotek on the front-facing camera module. LG Innotek will be Apple’s first partner. Apple’s partnership with LG Innotek was reported last month, after the company decided against using Chinese camera components due to quality concerns.
More exciting camera upgrades coming to iPhone 14 Pro
Kuo says the iPhone 14 will have Apple’s best front-facing camera in years. The analyst believes the upcoming camera will have autofocus, resulting in higher quality still and moving images than the current fixed focus camera.
Six-part lens replaces five-part lens. The iPhone 14’s front-facing camera may have an f/1.9 aperture. Since the iPhone 11, when it debuted a 12-megapixel lens with an f/2.2 aperture, Apple hasn’t made many changes to the front-facing camera.
Some upgrades will only be available on the more expensive iPhone 14 Pro models, including improvements to the selfie camera. According to previous reports, this year’s Pro models will have a new wide camera with an 8K sensor and 48 megapixels.
The wide and ultra-wide lenses on the back of the entry-level iPhone 14 models may each have 12 megapixels. This doesn’t rule out future improvements to other lens features.
Two standard and two professional models of the iPhone 14 will be available. Apple may replace the smaller iPhone with a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max. Pro models will maintain the same size as the current generation, but with a notch-free display.
Some of the new iPhones will use the A15 Bionic chip introduced with the iPhone 13, while others (presumably the iPhone 14 Pro models) will get the A16 chip.
Apple may announce new iPhones in September.