iPhone 14 might have a 48MP rear camera in 2022, Apple will cancel Mini variant

iPhones may not win in megapixel, but they certainly impress critics with their photo quality. According to the latest leak, Apple appears to be increasing the megapixel count on next year’s iPhone models. In fact, Apple intends to include 8K video recordings to compete with the likes of modern Android flagships. Furthermore, the iPhone Mini will be discontinued in 2022.

According to 9To5Mac, Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known Apple analyst, has confirmed that Apple will include high-resolution 48-megapixel camera sensors in the iPhone 14. This will be a significant improvement over the current-generation iPhone 12 series’ 12-megapixel camera sensors. Nowadays, most Android phones use 108-megapixel camera sensors.

iPhone 14 will receive significant camera upgrades

According to Kuo, the 48-megapixel sensors will most likely be limited to Pro models only. The standard iPhone 14 variants may continue to use 12-megapixel sensors. There is no mention of the ultra-wide or telephoto cameras, implying that the 48-megapixel upgrade will be limited to the main camera.

Furthermore, all models of the iPhone 14 are expected to support 8K video recording. 8K video recording has been available on premium Android phones equipped with a Snapdragon 865 chip or later since 2020. The iPhone 12 can currently record in 4K at 60 frames per second. According to another report, Kuo, Apple is saving the Periscopic zoom camera upgrade for the 2023 iPhone model. In addition, Apple is working on an under-display FaceID system, which could further reduce the size of the notch.

iPhone Mini will be discontinued in 2022

Kuo also claims that Apple will discontinue the Mini model of the iPhone in 2022 due to low demand for the compact model. According to reports, consumers were uninterested in the iPhone 12 Mini, and Apple saw more people purchasing the regular iPhone 12. According to Kuo, an iPhone 13 Mini will be released this year, but in limited quantities. Apple will continue to offer four models in various sizes in the future. The standard iPhone 14 will be available in 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch sizes. The Pro models will spawn in the same sizes as well. With the new models, it appears that Apple is making the Max variant of the iPhone more accessible.

Details about Apple’s VR headset have leaked

Kuo also reveals some details about the rumored Apple AR headsets. The AR headset will have a total of 15 cameras, both inside and outside. This allows the headset to track both eye movements and real-world position, allowing it to render the world in real time. The Apple augmented reality headset is expected to be released next year.