This comes from Ming-Chi Kuo (an analyst with an excellent track record of Apple intelligence) in a research report by me more. The note states that this camera (which only has 12 MP in the iPhone 12 range) can also record 8K video, up from currently only 4K.
According to Kuo, this camera upgrade is for the “high-end” models, which suggests that only the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will get it.
No more minis
However, that’s not the only big change that could come, as Kuo also says there won’t be an iPhone 14 mini. Instead, there will apparently be an additional 6.7-inch model.
If that’s correct, you can get a 6.1-inch iPhone 14, a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max (or whatever Apple calls this new model), and buy a 6.7-inch iPhone 14. Inch iPhone 14 Pro max.
That is expected There will be an iPhone 13 Mini, but it sounds like this is the final mini model. This is not entirely surprising, however, as reports have long suggested it iPhone 12 mini didn’t meet Apple’s sales expectations, and there are always potential new iPhone SE models for those who want a compact handset.
Looking ahead, Kuo reiterates claims that the iPhone 15 will be available in 2023 could have a periscope cameraand offers an optical remote zoom. He also states that these phones may have an under-display Face ID, probably a bit like the under-display selfie camera we saw on camera ZTE Axon 20 5G. This suggests that the iPhone 15 may not have a notch.
If all of this works out, the iPhone models that hit the market in 2022 and 2023 could be very exciting. It’s just a shame those landing this year may just be minor upgrades.