All iPhone 14 Models to Gain Two Front-Facing Camera Upgrades

The iPhone 14 lineup will feature upgraded front-facing camera setups with at least two improvements, including autofocus and a wider aperture, according to insightful Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

iPhone 14 Mock pill and hole thumb
Kuo recently said that all four of the ‌iPhone 14‌ models, including the ‌iPhone 14‌, ‌iPhone 14‌ Max, ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro, and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max, will feature an upgraded front-facing camera with autofocus and a wider ƒ/1.9 aperture.

A wider aperture would allow more light to pass through the lens and reach the front camera's sensor on the ‌iPhone 14‌ models, resulting in enhanced image quality. Kuo said these camera upgrades could provide a better depth-of-field effect for Portrait mode photos and videos, while autofocus can improve focus during FaceTime and Zoom video calls. By comparison, the front camera on all of the iPhone 13 models has a fixed focus and a smaller ƒ/2.2 aperture.

For the ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro models, the upgraded front camera is expected to be integrated into a new pill and hole-punch shaped front-facing TrueDepth camera array in place of the notch on the current models, while the standard ‌iPhone 14‌ models are expected to retain the same notch design from the ‌iPhone 13‌ lineup.

Kuo has previously claimed that the ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max will also feature an upgraded rear camera system with a 48-megapixel Wide lens to enable 8K video recording, offering a significant upgrade over the ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro's 12MP camera and 4K video recording capabilities. High-resolution 8K videos recorded with the ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro are also said to be be suitable for viewing on Apple's long-rumored AR/VR headset. Kuo believes that the camera quality of the ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro models will "elevate mobile phone camera photography to a new level."

Apple is expected to introduce the ‌iPhone 14‌ lineup around September as usual. For more rumors about these devices, including other expected features, read our iPhone 14 roundup.

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