A few months ago, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared this iPhone 14 probably would have one better front camera. Now a new report from the same analyst sheds more light on which companies will be making the new iPhone 14 front snap.
Since Ming-Chi Kuo shared in a blog entry, Sony supplies the camera sensors for the new iPhone and Genius and Largan the lenses. Alps and Luxshare supply the new focus module and for the front-facing camera module Apple will use Cowell and the South Korean company LG Innotek.
The South Korean company is thus involved in the production of the front snap for the iPhone for the first time. Previously, LG Innotek only supplied Cupertino with rear-facing cameras, but after reportedly being unhappy with the quality of parts from its usual Chinese camera suppliers, Apple decided to use the South Korean company also for the front gunner.
As for what to expect from the iPhone 14’s selfie camera, rumor has it that it’ll be the biggest upgrade to the iPhone’s front-facing snapper in years.
It will likely have autofocus, which should result in improved video and photo quality. Additionally, the Phone 14’s front camera will have a larger f/1.9 aperture than the f/2.2 aperture used in iPhones since the iPhone 11.
For those of us who aren’t camera gurus, the aperture is the opening that controls the amount of light that passes through the lens, and a smaller f-number means a larger diameter and more light reaching the sensor. A smaller aperture means the Phone 14’s front camera lets in more light, improving low-light performance and giving us a slightly shallow depth of field for natural bokeh if using Portrait mode isn’t your thing.