Apple could shake up the diagonals again in its iPhone lineup for 2022 models, says analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who also talks about improvements in the photo section.
The “iPhone 14” would abandon the format of the iPhone 12 mini and its 5.4 “screen to come in two models of 6.1” for the entry level and two models of 6.7 “for the top 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 to to do with the large dimensions which are today the prerogative of the Pro Max.
This gear change tends to confirm that the 12 mini format has not met with the expected success (while those who have chosen it love it). There has been a permanent reduction of € 60 on this small family for a while. Previous information from the same Ming-Chi Kuo nevertheless indicates that the mini would be renewed – a last time then? – within the next iPhone 13.
In terms of 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 then 1.25 microns. These iPhone 14 would be able to simultaneously produce images in 48 mpx and 12 mpx (by grouping four pixels to form one). In the second case this is equivalent to increasing the pixel size to 2.5 microns, a substantial advance in the face of competition Kuo believes.
On the video side, Apple would add 8K recording, as is currently found on some Android devices. This increased performance for photo and video would also help improve the experience of augmented / mixed reality apps.
By 2023 – iPhone 15 – Ming-Chi Kuo reiterates that Apple intends to use a periscope lens, that Face ID could be functional through the screen, with the possible advantage of removing the visual imprint formed by the notch (on this subject, also read Ming-Chi Kuo: 120 Hz for the iPhone 13 Pro and an iPhone SE in 5G at the start of 2022).