The iPhone has always positioned itself as one of the best smartphones on the market for taking photos and videos. Still, when it comes to the specs, compared to Android smartphones of the same generation and range, Apple devices might look a bit behind.
For example, while some Android smartphones are already equipped with 50 or 108 megapixel sensors, Apple has so far been content with 12 megapixel sensors. On the other hand, the iPhone does not have components such as periscope lenses for zooming, which are however already widely used in the Android ecosystem.
Apple will dramatically improve its cameras
The good news is that over the next two years, Apple should bring some new things to its cameras. And recently, in a note, analyst Ming Chi Kuo spoke of the Cupertino company’s plans in this area.
According to an article on the MacRumours site, which relays this note, Apple should equip the iPhone 14 Pro with a 48-megapixel sensor. This would allow users to shoot videos in 8K while at the moment the iPhone only allows filming in 4K. And that’s not all.
This 48-megapixel sensor would take 12-megapixel photos in low light to capture more light. This technique, called pixel bining, involves merging adjacent pixels to capture more light and is already widely used by manufacturers of Android devices.
Then, in 2023, Apple could finally offer a periscope lens on the iPhone. This lens should allow a significant improvement in zoom.
Could Apple become the king of photography?
As usual, since this information is not official, caution is in order. But it should be noted that if Apple decides to introduce these features on the iPhone, it will become even more difficult for its competitors to compete with the cameras of the Cupertino company.
Currently, although Apple is still content with 12 megapixels and although it does not use a periscope zoom, the iPhone is already among the best smartphones market for taking photos and videos. According to the DXoMARK laboratory, the benchmark in the field, the best smartphone cameras are currently the Huawei P50 Pro (144 points), the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (143 points), the Huawei Mate 40 Pro + (139 points), the iPhone 13 Pro (137 points) and iPhone 13 Pro Max (137 points).
Remember that in addition to a new camera, the iPhone 14 Pro should also benefit from a new design. According to unofficial sources, on the “Pro” models of 2022, the Cupertino company should replace the notch with a bubble (Android style) on which the front sensor will be placed.
A new processor that will boost the performance of photo processing
The iPhone 14 series will also use a new chip, which will be the A16 Bionic. And currently, rumors are already circulating about this new component which, logically, will be more efficient than the A15 Bionic of the iPhone 13.
According to a recent rumor, the A16 should benefit from TSMC’s 4nm engraving, which will boost performance and fuel efficiency. The component would have 6 CPU cores. On the other hand, the number of GPU cores will vary depending on the device on which the chip is installed. In addition, this chip would support Wifi 6E.