According to a new report, Apple will implement the iPhone 14 Pro’s 48MP wide-angle lens on non-Pro models this year.
After the iPhone 14 upgrade was relatively minor, rumors are beginning to circulate that the iPhone 15 upgrade will be significantly more substantial. In addition to USB-C and an A16 processor, a new report claims Apple will equip the iPhone 15 with a 48MP camera.
According to Jeff Pu, an analyst at Haitong Intl Tech Research (via 9to5Mac), a 48MP camera would be a significant upgrade for a camera system that hasn’t changed much in years. Apple claims on the iPhone 14 website that “a new Pro-level Main camera and improved image processing allow you to capture even more sensational shots in all types of light,” but the iPhone has had the same dual 12MP Wide and Ultra Wide camera configuration since the iPhone 11.
The LiDAR scanner and telephoto camera will continue to be exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro models, according to Pu.
A move to a 48MP primary camera for non-Pro models would be a significant improvement. In our review, we praised the camera’s ability to “capture impressive detail and dynamic range” and praised how the larger image allowed us to crop into the center 12MP to effectively obtain a 2x optical telephoto mode with a focal length of 48mm.
Apple is reported “seriously” concerned about sales of the iPhone 14 Plus and is considering a price cut for the iPhone 15 Plus in order to generate interest and create a greater distinction between the Pro and non-Pro lines. In the same report, Pu confirms other iPhone 15 Pro rumors, including the introduction of a new iPhone 15 Ultra model with a titanium frame and a new 12MP periscope lens for enhanced optical zoom.