If all the pieces follows Apple’s common follow, the corporate ought to launch the iPhone 13 collection this 12 months and iPhone 14 collection subsequent 12 months. In response to a current report, from standard Apple analyst, Kuo Ming-Chi, the corporate will make vital adjustments to its 2022 iPhones. There will likely be lens adjustments in addition to adjustments within the provide chain of suppliers resembling Largan. He additionally forecasts the upcoming iPhone digital camera specs.
Kuo Ming-Chi predicts that the 2022 iPhone (iPhone 14) can have Four fashions. It can embody the 6.7-inch and 6.1-inch high-end fashions, and the decrease 6.7-inch and 6.1-inch variations.
The high-end 6.7-inch mannequin and the wide-angle digital camera of the 6.1-inch iPhone will likely be considerably upgraded to 48MP (1/1.3″). Which means that the ASP of the picture sensor (CIS), lens, and CCM will considerably enhance.
Kuo Ming-Chi expects that this iPhone change will drive extra high-end Android telephones to undertake outsole CIS. As well as, he additionally believes that this specification improve will considerably enhance digital camera efficiency. Moreover, it would promote AR/MR expertise with Apple to supply a greater AR/MR expertise.
In contrast with the iPhone 12, he believes that the CIS, lens, and CCM ASP of the brand new 48MP digital camera will enhance considerably by roughly 90–110%, 50–70%, and 50–70%, respectively. The present 48MP suppliers with Apple are Sony (CIS), Largan (lens), and CCM (LG Innotek).
As a result of U.S. ban on Huawei final 12 months, the income to Largan is just not so excessive anymore. Nonetheless. the adverse influence of the Huawei ban on Largan will most likely finish in Q3 2021 if the forecasts thus far are right.
Kuo Ming-Chi’s prime 5 forecasts for the iPhone 14
In response to Kuo Ming-Chi listed here are the highest 5 tendencies that can include the iPhone 14
(1) The Face ID Tx lens will discard glass, it would include plastic as an alternative.
(2) The 2022 iPhones (iPhone 14) will include a brand new 48MP digital camera. This can result in a major enhance in lens ASP.
(3) Using 48MP cameras within the new 2022 iPhone will pressure extra Android fashions to undertake large-area/outsole CIS. It can additionally drive high-end lens specification upgrades, ASPs, and shipments.
(4) The 8P lens will profit from the advance in yield and the lower in price. He additionally expects the shipments to extend considerably ranging from 2022. Moreover, Kuo Ming-Chi expects that Samsung high-end telephones will begin utilizing 8P lenses in 2022.
(5) In 2023 (iPhone 15 tentative), Apple will undertake the periscope telephoto lens. The corporate will even use an under-screen Face ID, and the lens ASP will likely be considerably improved.