There have been a couple of rumours about the upcoming iPhone 14, and especially the Pro models, out and about. Previously, it was rumoured that the Pro models will be getting the punch-hole camera cutout in front, and more recently, they will sport the new A16 chip. Most recently, it’s that the Pro models will come with a new 48MP main camera.
Prominent analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has, on Twitter, responded to purported leaked schematics of the iPhone 14 Pro. He claims that the main reason for the larger and more prominent bump is due to the upgrade of the “wide camera” from the 12MP unit that’s on the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max to the 48MP unit that Kuo claims will be in this year’s iterations.
The initial tweet came from frequent leakster Max Weinbach, which shows an increase of about five percent in each dimension of the camera island bump. The bump itself is shown to be going up from 3.60mm on the iPhone 13 Pro to 4.17mm on the supposed schematics of the iPhone 14 Pro.
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%. https://t.co/lrwgmnLNce
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) March 27, 2022
As usual, even if Kuo is accurate in his analysis, things are still subject to change until closer to the launch of the phones. The iPhone 14 series is expected to launch closer to the end of the year.