The ultra-wide camera is said to have larger pixels which provide offer low light performance and reduced noise.
I predict two iPhone 14 Pro models' ultra-wide cameras will upgrade to 1.4µm (vs. iPhone 13 Pro's 1.0µm). CIS (CMOS image sensor), VCM (voice coil motor), and CCM (compact camera module) have a significant unit price increase in this upgrade, with about 70%, 45%, and 40%.
Kuo believes that Sony, Largan, and LG will benefit from the camera upgrade.
Other components' price increases are limited. Sony (CIS), Minebea (first VCM supplier), Largan (second supplier), and LG Innotek (CCM) are the significant beneficiaries of the ultra-wide camera upgrade.
Kuo has also predicted that the iPhone 14 Pro will get a new 48MP wide camera that can record 8K video and create videos and images "more suitable for AR/MR devices". He's also said that the smartphone could support both 48MP and 12MP output, perhaps using pixel binning.
Apple is expected to unveil four new iPhone 14 models at its 'Far Out' special event on September 7th, including an iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. It's believed the iPhone 14 Pro will get an A16 processor, a 'pill + hole' cutout design, a 48MP wide camera, a larger camera bump, an autofocus selfie camera, and rounder corners. The iPhone 14 is expected to keep the A15 processor and current notch but get 6GB of RAM. All four models may feature a new purple color, faster 30W charging, and slightly stronger magnets.
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