Adding to the constant stream of iPhone 14 news is a new claim by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that the larger camera bumps on the backs of the iPhone 14 Pro models will be to accommodate the new 48MP sensors that will be granted to the devices. Kuo was responding to a report that highlighted big possible size differences between this year’s iPhones and last year’s.
According to this report by Max Weinbach, the iPhone 14 Pro will be slightly thicker and taller than the iPhone 13 Pro, while the Max model will be shorter and slimmer than the iPhone 13 Pro Max. More importantly, it states that both the models will be thicker and have a more prominent camera bump.
While retweeting this report, Kuo has said that the main reason behind this bump is that the iPhone 14 Pro models will ship with 48MP wide sensors. He also said that the length of this 48MP CIS will increase by 25 to 35 percent and the height of its 7P lens will increase by 5 to 10 percent.
This is not the first time a 48MP sensor has been associated with the next-gen iPhone. Kuo himself had quoted in the past that a higher resolution sensor is on its way to these devices. Recently, market intelligence provider TrendForce had observed that the market share of 12MP cameras is expected to slide down this year due to the introduction of a 48MP sensor on the iPhone 14 Pro.
Apple’s iPhone 14 range isn’t expected to launch until this fall. Its recent launch of the iPhone SE (2022) was more of a refresh of the 2020 model than a new handset. The device retains the same design but adds the Apple A15 Bionic chip along with 5G support.