iPhone 14 Lineup Predictions: More Camera Upgrades, No More iPhone Mini

iPhone 14 lineup

Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo released a report on Apple movements including predictions on the iPhone 14 lineup that’s due on 2022. It looks like we may be seeing two 6.1-inch, and two 6.7-inch iPhones by next year, and unfortunately no more mini variants if the report is accurate. The iPhone 13 series will still get a smaller, mini variant this year,  but only in limited quantities as a result of the lower-than-expected interest. Those who find themselves wanting a smaller iPhone may turn to its SE models in the future.

According to Kuo’s predictions, the iPhone 14 Pro is expected to have a 48-megapixel main camera and the ability to capture video in 8K. The iPhone 14 is said to output 12-megapixel images with a larger spectrum of 2.5-pixels compared to the iPhone 12 that captures photos with a 1.7-pixel pitch on its 12-megapixel main camera.

Some features that won’t make it into the iPhone 14 lineup include a periscope zoom camera, an under-display Face ID solution, and a bezel-free design with no notch or display cutout for its selfie camera.  We won’t be seeing the zoom upgrade this year or the next, as Kuo’s report says it’s possibly reserved for iPhone Pro models coming in 2023.

iPhone 14 lineup

Another Apple device of interest is their VR headset. The device makes use of foveated rendering that displays an area from a user’s point of view instead of displaying the entire field of view. In order to do this, the device will be equipped with 15 cameras, both inside and outside of the headset that measures the position of its user based on their environment.

Meanwhile, the report states that the iPhone 13 which will be released this year retains a 12-megapixel main camera with a slight increase in its physical sensor size. Additionally, its Face ID notch will be reduced in size by 10%. Apple currently has a “Spring Loaded” event scheduled on the 20th of April, so we might hear more things about this year’s crop of devices then.

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