According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro will receive a significant camera upgrade, with the phone’s primary (wide) sensor being increased to 48 megapixels. Assuming the reports are correct, this would be one of Apple’s most significant upgrades to the iPhone, which has had a 12-megapixel main camera sensor since the release of the iPhone 6s in 2015.
According to Gurman, the 48-megapixel camera will be exclusive to the Pro models, and he also claims that the regular iPhone models will only have a 12-megapixel main sensor. The A16 chip will be exclusive to the Pro models for the first time; the A15 (the same chip that powers the iPhone 13) or a variant of it will be found in the regular versions for the first time.
When it comes to camera hardware, Apple’s Pro models typically receive several significant upgrades; the difference in the most recent iterations was that the Pro models received an additional telephoto lens on the back. According to Gurman’s report, the standard and Pro iPhones used to have the same (or very similar) main, wide camera; if this is correct, this will no longer be the case.
Apple’s phone lineup will be updated in the future. As a result, the iPhone mini is likely to be phased out in favour of the iPhone 14, as well as its larger siblings, the iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. For the first time ever, Apple is releasing a non-Pro version of the iPhone with a 6.7-inch screen.
This year’s iPhones may also feature satellite connectivity, which has been in the works for several years, according to Gurman. Gurman claims that this feature is not intended to allow iPhone users to place satellite calls, but rather to allow them to report emergencies.
In addition, according to a report, the new version of the Apple Watch is expected to include this feature, though it may not be implemented until 2023.
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