According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 could have a better selfie camera. It could have autofocus and a wider aperture.
If the iPhone 14 has an autofocus front-facing camera, it could take better pictures even if you’re closer or farther away from the camera. This is different from Apple’s current design, which has a fixed focus.
Apple’s iPhone 13 has an f/2.2 lens, and Kuo thinks iPhone 14 will have one, too. This would add a little blur to the background and let in more light, which would make it a little better for selfies at night or FaceTime portrait mode.
Kuo and other people have said that Apple will remove the notch on the iPhone 14 Pro, and instead use a hole-punch design. This is what they mean.
Apple would have to squeeze the new camera into a smaller space, but it’s not a new problem. Samsung’s Galaxy S22 selfie camera has autofocus and is inside a circle cutout.
It’s important to point out that, while Samsung has had autofocus front cameras for years, this isn’t a common feature on other phones. The selfie camera on Google and OnePlus’ new flagship phones is fixed focus.
Having autofocus and a lower f-number can make selfies and portraits look better on iPhone 14. In addition, AF can make FaceTime, video calls, and live streaming look better.
Kuo’s tweet says that the upgraded front camera could come to “four new iPhone 14 models.” This implies that Apple won’t use better selfies as a selling point for its Pro phones, which have always had better camera systems.