Apple could introduce an iPhone 14 with an upgraded front-facing camera for selfies and FaceTime


Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that the front-facing cameras on all four of Apple’s iPhone 14 models will be upgraded to provide a better shallow depth-of-field for selfies and video calls.

On Tuesday, TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo tweeted that the front camera on Apple’s iPhone 14 models could be upgraded to autofocus (AF) and an aperture of about f/1.9, according to the analyst. The iPhone 13’s f/2.2 aperture and fixed-focus (FF) would be a step up.

According to Kuo, autofocus support and a lower f-number can result in a shallow depth-of-field for Portrait Mode and selfies that is more natural. Additionally, it can improve the quality of focus on both FaceTime or video calls as well as live-streaming, according to him.

At this point, it doesn’t appear that the forecast is based on substantial supply chain information. Instead, it appears that Kuo’s forecast is largely based on current market trends, as this chart shows.

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It is possible that Kuo’s prediction is incorrect, as other rumours have suggested that Apple would replace the iPhone 14 notch with an iPhone 14 Pro model that has a pill-shaped camera cutout, as well as a cutout with a hole punched out of it.

On top of that, there have been rumours about the rear-facing camera on the new iPhone 14 models. According to reports and analyst predictions, the devices will have a 48-megapixel sensor upgrade.

According to some reports, the device could also have a periscope or folded lens camera, which would enhance the zoom function even further. However, according to more recent rumours, the new camera system won’t be available until 2023.

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