According to a recent report, the next generation of iPhones, including the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro might come equipped with high-end selfie cameras. These cameras on both the aforesaid devices will feature built-in autofocus.
What’s more, Apple has decided to part ways with its Chinese supply chain partner. Now, it will be working with LG Innotek, a South Korean company for the new front-facing camera. Interestingly, the LG Innotek has already started producing the new camera setup.
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The new high-end camera setup will cost three times
It is worth noting that the new Apple camera setup will cost at least three times more than the previous setup. Obviously, the company will in turn increase the iPhone’s price to make up for what it will spend on the new camera setup.
However, all of this is expected since Apple is now trying to convert the low-end front cameras on iPhones to high-end ones. The company was also concerned about the product it was receiving from Chinese suppliers.
Apple was saving LG Innotek camera setup for iPhone 15 initially
Initially, Apple had other plans with LG Innotek; the company was not supposed to use the new supplier until iPhone 15 in 2023. However, Apple decided to adopt the plan earlier for reasons known to the company.
The new report has compiled multiple rumors from various media outlets and analysts including Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo suggested that the iPhone 14 could feature an upgraded front camera with autofocus in April.
The analyst added that the camera might also sport a wider aperture besides built-in autofocus. A wider aperture allows more light to pass through the lens, resulting in enhanced images. What’s more, the new camera upgrades offer a better depth-of-field effect for Portrait mode photos and videos. Hence, the new camera should offer better Portrait mode functionality to the users.
However, the new report is different from what Kuo reported. He stated that all the iPhone 14 models would feature the upgraded, high-end front camera.
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