iPhone 14 Pro's 48-Megapixel ProRAW Photos Take Up to Three Times More Storage Than 12-Megapixel Shots

If you're planning to make the most out of the camera system in the iPhone 14 Pro and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max using the full 48-megapixel Main camera sensor, then be ready for your pictures to consume a significant amount of storage.

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According to code found by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser within the iOS 16 release candidate released this week, 48-megapixel ProRAW photos taken on the Main camera will be approximately 75MB in size, three times larger than photos taken with the 12-megapixel sensor on an iPhone 13 Pro and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro. In a brief hands-on video by YouTuber Sara Dietschy following Apple's "Far out" event, a photo taken with the 48MP sensor can be seen in the Photos app at 80.4MB in size at an 8,064 by 6,048 resolution.

While logical, the increased storage consumption of 48-megapixel ProRAW photos is an important aspect to consider for customers when choosing how much storage they wish to have on their ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro or ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max. The ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max are offered in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage options

The new 48-megapixel sensor can capture ProRAW photos in sharp and crisp detail and comes with a "new machine learning model [that] delivers sharper images and less noise for unprecedented detail." The ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max have a new quad-pixel sensor that can merge four pixels into one to deliver sharper and brighter 12-megapixel shots.

The ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max will be available for pre-order on Friday, September 9, and will begin shipping to customers on Friday, September 16.

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Top Rated Comments

l0stl0rd Avatar
22 months ago
lol is normal, it should say "only 3 times more" ;) it is 4 times the pixels, what did you guys expect.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OwlBundy Avatar
22 months ago
I think it's time to change the name from MacRumors to MathRumors.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
0112862 Avatar
22 months ago
I’ve been shooting proraw with 128gb for almost 2 years without issues.

Proraw are not meant for long-term storage on your iphone. I process them with Lightroom and scrap 90% of them. Then the interesting one remain on Icloud

Icloud storage is dirt cheap compared to competition.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
solace Avatar
22 months ago
Only if you use ProRAW…
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djcerla Avatar
22 months ago
Reading comprehension still at historical lows it seems.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alexfoxy Avatar
22 months ago
128GB will be fine if you only use ProRAW occasionally and manage the files. For me I only shoot RAW in special circumstances.
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