Apple’s iPhones have long been known for their cameras. While we wouldn’t necessarily call it the best, it is pretty good and Apple has largely managed to stay consistent over the years. However, this year could be the year that we will be seeing some massive changes to the camera system in the iPhone 14 Pro.
According to the latest rumors, it has been suggested that for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max handsets, Apple could be giving the main cameras a huge update. Instead of the 12MP that is currently being used, the company could actually be looking to adopt a 48MP camera. We’re not sure if this is only for the main camera or all the camera modules, but we should be able to expect at least one of them using the 48MP sensor.
This could be a huge deal for iPhone users who for years have been using a 12MP camera while Android handset makers have adopted 48MP or higher sensors. However, it should be noted that megapixels aren’t everything. Typically this is more about marketing and using numbers, but there is a legit reason for using a sensor with a higher megapixel count.
Basically, higher megapixels allow the camera to capture more details, details that would have otherwise been lost when photos are zoomed in on or when printed out. Having a higher megapixel count gives users the flexibility of cropping their images or printing it out in larger formats without losing too many details.
Apple has been using a 12MP sensor dating back to the iPhone 6s Plus, although the company has made upgrades to other aspects of the camera like its software.