When it comes to cameras on the iPhone, Apple has never really gotten too crazy in terms of the sensor like we’re seeing in other phones that have 108MP sensors. In fact, if you check out the spec sheets of the iPhone 13 Pro Max, Apple’s top-of-the-line model, it actually only uses a 12MP sensor.
However, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, he recently tweeted that Apple could actually be bumping the resolution of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models to feature a 48MP camera. As a result, don’t be surprised if you notice that the camera bump on the back of the phone is bigger.
The main reason for the larger and more prominent rear-camera bump of the 14 Pro/Pro Max is upgrading the wide camera to 48MP (vs. 13 Pro/Pro Max's 12MP). The diagonal length of 48MP CIS will increase by 25-35%, and the height of 48MP's 7P lens will increase by 5-10%. https://t.co/lrwgmnLNce
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) March 27, 2022
This is a huge leap from the 12MP found in the iPhone 13 series, although we have to wonder how much better quality we can expect from it. To be fair, shooting at higher resolutions is usually something that professionals prefer if they want to print their photos and don’t want too many details lost.
Since social media tends to compress our photos and we view it on a small screen, it’s hard to appreciate a 108MP sensor. In any case, we are still months away from Apple officially announcing anything, so take this with a grain of salt.