The camera protrusion on the rear of the iPhone 14 Pro leaks, according to Apple Insider, and the new iPhone 14 Pro Max is larger than its predecessor. Apple, according to one observer, requires additional space to arrange with the changeover to a 48 MP sensor.
On March 22, a graphic purportedly leaked from Apple inside revealed that the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro camera bump would be kept for another year. The existence of the rear camera protrusion could be due to the overall system’s architecture and layout.
Apple is rumored to be switching from a 12-megapixel to a 48-megapixel camera sensor, which would be a significant increase for the smartphone. Because larger sensors will be employed, the design must account for the amount of space required inside the device to accommodate them.
TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo confirmed the story in a tweet on Sunday:
The main reason for the larger and more prominent rear-camera bump of the 14 Pro/Pro Max is upgrading the wide camera to 48MP (vs. 13 Pro/Pro Max’s 12MP). The diagonal length of 48MP CIS will increase by 25-35%, and the height of 48MP’s 7P lens will increase by 5-10%. //t.co/lrwgmnLNce
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) March 27, 2022
According to Kuo, the high-resolution image sensor’s diagonal length will be 25% to 35% longer than the 12-megapixel version. Not only will the diagonal length change, but the sensor-to-sensor 7P lens will also increase from 5% to 10%.
In a device with limited resources, increasing the size of image elements while decreasing the camera assembly is critical. It makes sense for Apple engineers to keep the protruding camera cluster seen on the iPhone 13 Pro so that the cameras may be enhanced without causing too much damage to the rest of the phone’s internals.
Aside from the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, Apple fans have recently become quite enthused about the idea of the iPhone 14 Flip, Apple’s first folding screen phone, being released this year. However, Kuo and many other experts predict that Apple would contemplate launching a folding screen iPhone at least until 2023.