While most rumors indicate that the iPhone 13 series is a minor update to the iPhone 12 series, major changes could be planned for the iPhone 14 series, including a new 48MP camera. This is according to Ming-Chi Kuo (an analyst with a long history of Apple intelligence) in a research note seen by iMore. The note says that this camera (going from just 12MP on the iPhone 12 series) will be able to shoot 8K video as well, compared to just 4K at the moment.
According to Kuo, this camera update is for “high-end” models, suggesting that only the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will get it. However, that’s not the only major change that may come, as Kuo also says that there will be no iPhone 14 mini. Instead, there will apparently be an additional 6.7-inch model.
So if this is true, you can buy a 6.1-inch iPhone 14, a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max (or whatever Apple decides to call this new model), and a 6.7-inch iPhone 14. Pro Max.
There is also expected to be an iPhone 13 mini, but it looks like that could be the final mini model. However, this is not entirely surprising, as reports have long suggested that the iPhone 12 mini did not meet Apple’s sales expectations, and there are always potentially new iPhone SE models for those who want a compact device. .
Looking ahead, Kuo reiterates his claim that the iPhone 15 series could have a periscope camera by 2023, offering more long-range optical zoom. It also claims that these phones could have under-screen Face ID, presumably a bit like the under-screen selfie camera we’ve seen on the ZTE Axon 20 5G. That in turn suggests that the iPhone 15 might not have a notch.
If all of this is true, the iPhone models that will be released in 2022 and 2023 could be very exciting, it’s a shame that the models released this year are only minor updates.
The iPhone 14 could come with a massive camera update