In a few months, Apple will most likely be presenting the iPhone 14 to us. In this case, Apple should then plunge into the pixel battle and at least go for it with the cameras of the Pro models.
Update from December 21, 2021: Now the very well-informed Apple expert and insider Ming-Chi Kuo confirms the rumors about one 48 megapixel camera on the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro (Source: MacRumors). According to him, only the Pro models will receive the new, high-performance camera.
Allow this for the first time video recordings in an 8K resolution, compared to the current limitation of 4K. Good to know: These high-resolution 8K videos would be suitable for viewing on Apple’s AR / VR headset, which is known to be on the market next year. Likewise, the iPhone 14 Pro is said to be the so-called Support “pixel binning”, Depending on the lighting conditions, pictures with 48 or 12 megapixels are optionally recorded, so the picture quality is always retained. A technology that is already used in some Android smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.
iPhone 14 Pro receives 8 GB of RAM and a 48 megapixel camera
Anyone who compares the technical data of the iPhone 13 Pro (Max) with the Android competition from Xiaomi, Samsung and Co. cannot avoid recording a certain lag. If the Android bolides rely on massive amounts of RAM and cameras with a comparatively multiple number of million pixels, they are satisfied Apple’s top smartphone with a modest 6 GB of RAM and 12 megapixels. This should change in the next year.
This is the conclusion of the expert Jeff Pu. He predicts improvements in this regard for the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro. That’s how they should In the future, professional models will have 8 GB of RAM and an equally improved camera. The latter then offers a full 48 megapixels in the wide-angle range, while in the ultra-wide and telephoto range it remains at 12 megapixels (source: MacRumors).
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Apple vs. Android: catching up on paper
With values like this, Apple is catching up with the Android competition, but is this absolutely necessary? It’s an open secret; Apple is the efficiency champion. So far, the Android competition has simply been forced to use more RAM in order to offer a performance comparable to that of the iPhone. And even then, Apple’s cell phone still triumphs, even though there is less memory available on paper. And with the camera, too, the actual optics and nowadays the software (key point: artificial intelligence) decide more about a good image than the pure number of pixels.
Apple’s race to catch up is therefore “nice”, but not absolutely necessary from today’s point of view. In any case, both points appear plausible and have already been mentioned in some cases by other experts.
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Further statements by Jeff Pu, on the other hand, are rather confusing and should be viewed with skepticism. He expects screens with 120 Hz for the normal versions of the iPhone 14 as well, display expert Ross Young sees it differently. The well-informed insider recently contradicted this assumption. In addition, Pu predicts a memory size of only 64 GB for the standard model. Which is rather unlikely, after all, the iPhone 13 already has 128 GB. A step backwards is probably not to be expected here.