Apple's upcoming iPhone, the iPhone 13 is yet to unveil officially but even before that, we have seen several leaks and renders in the last few weeks. Now, according to a report by Apple Insider, Apple is planning a major camera upgrade for iPhone in 2022.
Apple has been quite exemplary with its camera and photography over the years but has decided to stick to a 12MP sensor for its iPhone cameras. In an investor's note, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts Apple's 2022 "iPhone 14" models to adopt a 1/1.3" 48MP CMOS image sensor.
"We believe that the new 2H22 iPhone may support direct 48MP output and 12MP (four cells merge output mode) output simultaneously," Kuo says. "With 12MP output, the CIS pixel size of the new 2H22 iPhone increases to about 2.5um, which is significantly larger than the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, and larger than existing Android phones, and close to the DSC level."
The upgraded sensor will reportedly support 8K video recording and benefit recordings for AR devices, a sector Apple is widely rumored to capitalize on in the near future. Finally, Kuo has suggested that Apple will discontinue the iPhone Mini lineup in 2022, only offering the base and pro models.