One of our favorite rumors about the iPhone 14's camera has been debunked
After all, one of the most anticipated iPhone features won't be in next year's models. According to reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will reportedly put a 48-megapixel rear camera on the iPhone 14 before adding a periscope lens to the iPhone 15 in 2023, which means we'll have to wait for a good super-zoom feature.
This latest news is especially notable because Guo Ming ð “¹ led the iPhone 14 hype last year when he said the iPhone would have a periscope camera in 2022That revision, along with one he made earlier this year, means android phone makers are likely to maintain a clear advantage over the iPhone for the next two years.
Periscope lenses, or "folding" lenses, are already being used by Samsung, Huawei, Google, and others to achieve a longer focal length (greater zoom range) in a compact footprint by using mirrors to reflect light to sensors (traditionally located behind the lens). Huawei and Oppo have already demonstrated the technology in some of their flagship phones; In the U.S., Samsung Electronics Galaxy S21 Ultra is a typical product 100 times larger than Space Zoom.
There is some good news for those hoping to upgrade their iPhones next year. In a research note with TF International Securities, Guo Ming ð “¹ wrote that the iPhone 14 can output images at 48mp and 1,200 mp, suggesting that the camera will use something called pixel diversity that is, four smaller pixels are combined into one large "superpixel" to enhance low-light photos.
Apple won't confirm product details until the event, but there are multiple rumors that the iPhone 14 series will retain its 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch screen sizes (not including the iPhone mini), but will drop the selfie camera and under-displayed facial recognition.