Apple is reportedly planning to add a 48MP camera lens to the iPhone 14 series next year, followed by a periscope lens in 2023. The iPhone 14 Pro is rumored to have an improved camera that can capture images at 48 megapixels for low-light environments. For the longest time, Apple flagships have operated with a 12MP main camera but that's about to change if recent rumors are to be believed.
According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the Apple iPhone 14 Pro will feature a 48MP camera that will be able to record 8K videos compared to the 4K videos that are currently available on the iPhone 13 series. The 8K videos would also be suitable for viewing on Apple's AR/VR goggles which the company might introduce next year.
In 2023, Apple is expected to release an iPhone with a periscope lens, which would allow users to take pictures and videos from different angles.
This iPhone 15 Pro's camera is expected to have a higher resolution than what would be available in the iPhone 14 Pro, and unlike the telephoto camera of the iPhone 13 Pro Max that caps out at 3x, the iPhone 15 Pro is rumored to have a periscope lens that goes even further.
The iPhone 15 Pro will also reportedly have a Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor that will be used for augmented reality (AR) applications. The ToF sensor will help the phone map objects in three dimensions and create a more realistic AR experience. With the iPhone 15 Pro, Apple is expected to further its lead in the smartphone camera market.
The upcoming iPhone is rumored to also feature the QFC Flash storage which will offer up to 2TB of storage thanks to the new storage technology. It is expected to run on iOS 16 and pack a 3,815mAh battery with fast-charging support.
What do you think about Apple's plans for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 series? Let us know in the comments below.