Apple could change the diagonals again on its iPhone line for 2022 models, says analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who also talks about improvements in the photo section..
The “iPhone 14” would abandon the iPhone 12 mini format and its 5.4 “screen to arrive in two 6.1” models for the entry level and two 6.7 “models for the upper range.
Currently we have 5.4 “(12 mini), 6.1” (iPhone 12 and 12 Pro) and 6.7 “(12 Pro Max). If you are generally a customer of the first model of the two Pro, you will have dimensions that are today the prerogative of the Pro Max.
This gear change tends to confirm that the 12 mini format has did not meet the expected success (while those who chose it I’m lovin ‘it). There has been a permanent reduction € 60 in this small family. However, the previous information from Ming-Chi Kuo himself indicates that the mini would be renewed, one last time then? – inside the next iPhone 13.
Regarding the photography on these future models, the analyst expects a significant improvement in the images produced.
Between the iPhone 12, the next 13 and the 14, the pixel size would go from 1.7 microns to 2 microns and then to 1.25 microns. These iPhone 14s could simultaneously produce images at 48 mpx and 12 mpx (grouping four pixels to form one). In the second case, this amounts to increasing the pixel size to 2.5 microns, a substantial advance over the competition, Kuo believes.
On the video side, Apple would add 8K recording, as is currently found on some Android devices. This increased performance for photos and videos would also help improve the experience of augmented / mixed reality applications.
By 2023 – iPhone 15 – Ming-Chi Kuo reiterates that Apple intends to use a periscope lens, which Face ID could be functional through the display, with the possible advantage of eliminating the visual footprint formed by the notch (on this topic, read also Ming-Chi Kuo: 120 Hz for iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone SE on 5G in early 2022).
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