‘iPhone 14 Pro’ to feature larger camera bump due to new 48MP sensor
Apple will increase the size of the camera bump on the “iPhone 14 Pro” and “iPhone 14 Pro Max” to accommodate a new 48-megapixel camera sensor, according to respected industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Taking to Twitter on Sunday to discuss recently leaked “iPhone 14 Pro” schematics which revealed changes to the rear camera bump, Kuo said “The main reason for the larger and more prominent rear-camera bump of the 14 Pro/Pro Max is upgrading the wide camera to 48MP (vs. 13 Pro/Pro Max’s 12MP). The diagonal length of 48MP CIS will increase by 25-35%, and the height of 48MP’s 7P lens will increase by 5-10%.”
This is not the first time that Apple has been rumored to be adding a 48MP sensor to the iPhone. Taiwanese research firm TrendForce claimed in January that this year’s upcoming “iPhone 14 Pro” will have a notable camera upgrade over the iPhone 13 Pro, marking the first megapixel upgrade on an iPhone since the iPhone 6s.
Kuo has previously said the “iPhone 14 Pro” will “elevate mobile phone camera photography to a new level,” with its 48-megapixel camera with 8K video recording.
Despite the overall look expected to remain the same, a long line of rumors suggest Apple will be dropping the notch from this year’s “iPhone 14 Pro” and “iPhone 14 Pro Max” by introducing new pill-shape and circular display cutouts to house the device’s Face ID components and front-facing camera module, removing the rectangular notch from the top of the iPhone’s display, as visualized here.