In 2022, exciting changes and long-awaited upgrades in camera resolution would be seen in the Apple lineup. According to TFI securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple has set plans in motion to upgrade the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max models with 48MP camera sensors which is a massive increase compared to the 12MP camera sensors in the current line up, including the iPhone 13 models which are still on course to be released this year.
It was also reported that the iPhone 14 models will mark the end of the 5.4-inch iPhone mini line as Apple plans to offer a new split of 6.1-inch models and 6.7-inch models, with the 6.1-inch models being the entry-level in next year's lineup.
Though the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are reported to pack 48MP on the primary lens, the images they take, however will not necessarily be 48MP in resolution as Apple might us a smart scaling algorithm that will deliver 12MP from the 48MP camera sensors but with more details and less noise than what is seen on images taken by the current iPhone models with 12MP camera sensors.
Also, the pixel sizes on the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max will reportedly go up from 1.7micron (as is seen in iPhone 12) to 2.5micron. It is worth noting that the iPhone 13 models will be featuring 2micron in pixel size. This upgrade is what's vital in removing the noises in photos taken.
Due to the unfavorable general response to the iPhone 12 mini, Apple axed the production of the iPhone 12 mini— an act that warned of the end to the mini lineup. Though the rumors that the iPhone 13 mini is set to launch this year might have held a little up for the lineup, it's been put to bed now after Kuo said 2022 will not see any mini lineup.