Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 14 series globally in September this year. The series is likely to launch four handsets just like its predecessor series. Ahead of the launch, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed that the upcoming iPhones will come with the biggest front camera upgrade since the iPhone 11. Also Read – How to Record Screen on Your Mac Computer: A Step-by-Step Guide
Apple iPhone 14 series may come with autofocus
According to Kuo, Apple may drop the FF solution for its front-facing camera for the first time in its history. The iPhone 14 series is expected to come with the autofocus feature. It may come with “6P lens and bright f/1.9 aperture”. The autofocus feature will help those who use their front camera extensively to click pictures and make video calls. Also read- New iPad Pro with M2 chip and better cameras may launch this year
According to Ming-Chi Kuo’s blogpost, Apple has also set its suppliers up for the new iPhone 14 front-facing camera. The major manufacturer of the sensor could be Sony, however, it is yet to be confirmed whether it will be different from the current 12MP module by a different Japanese manufacturer. Also Read – Apple App Store rules to be revamped to meet Dutch government regulations
Overall, even if Apple decides not to go ahead with Sony, the autofocus feature will be the biggest selfie camera upgrade by Apple in years. As for the other suppliers, the main supplier of the lens is expected to be Genius and the CCM (CMOS Camera Module) is likely to be manufactured by LG Innotek and Kowell.
The same was indicated in earlier reports as well. Additionally, Japan’s Sharp is likely to continue making iPhone selfie cameras. Only, the unknown Chinese manufacturer is out of the game. Plus, since Apple is turning to a Korean manufacturer, the cost of making a selfie camera has tripled. Previously, when Chinese manufacturers were on board, selfie camera production used to account for just a third of the price of the rear camera.
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