Kuo reports that Apple will add autofocus to its front-facing camera for the iPhone


An analyst by the name of Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple has decided to equip the front-facing camera on the iPhone 14 with a 6P autofocusing lens manufactured by Genius.

It’s been claimed that the iPhone 14’s selfie camera will have autofocus, and Kuo has been reporting on better cameras for years now. However, he now alleges that Apple has chosen certain suppliers for this and other camera components.

Kuo tweeted his report, as he has done every month since March 2022, but, for the first time, the primary content of that tweet was a link to a more extensive paper hosted on Medium.

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“iPhone 14’s front camera will be upgraded to AF (as opposed to the existing FF), considerably boosting selfie and video performance,” Kuo adds in one document. A VCM and a 6P lens (instead of the current 5P) are the most important hardware enhancements. “

According to Kuo, the action taken by Apple is beneficial to two different businesses. To be more specific, Genius “is the main supplier for the 6P lens, and the ASP is around 20 percent higher than the 5P.”

“[And] CCM maker Cowell, who is part of the Luxshare ICT group, stands to gain from the vertical integration of CCM and VCM,” he says, “given that Luxshare ICT is the new VCM supplier for the front camera.”

However, Largan was previously used by Apple for its VCMs, which is unusual for the company to disclose its suppliers. Those are the Voice Coil Motors, which make up the iPhone camera’s focusing system.

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