Kuo: The iPhone 15 Pro may not get a significant camera upgrade next year

Kuo: The iPhone 15 Pro may not get a significant camera upgrade next year

Apple has been selling the iPhone 14 for about six weeks, but rumors about the iPhone 15 are no longer missing. Ming-Chi Kuo, one of the most precise Apple connoisseurs, delivered another piece of information via Twitter. The analyst said that one of the big iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max (Ultra) camera updates may not be performed.

Kuo also addressed new lockdown moves in China that could temporarily affect iPhone 14 production during the December quarter.

Each generation of iPhone offers camera upgrades, whether it be hardware, software, or both. The iPhone 14 series is no different, with the iPhone 14 Pro models receiving a new 48-megapixel wide camera this year.

The iPhone 15 Pro and Ultra should feature their own camera improvements. The camera is an important feature of the iPhone and a major area of ​​competition in the smartphone industry.

Kuo says the iPhone 15 Pro models won’t get an 8P lens this year. It might not sound like much, and it’s not the kind of camera spec that would generate so much interest. 8P refers to the number of lenses a camera uses. These plastic elements help the camera improve image quality and reduce distortion.

Apple has gradually increased the number of camera lenses over the years to improve the iPhone’s photography and video capabilities.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro camera
iPhone 14 Pro camera system. Image source: Christian de Looper for BGR

Kuo doesn’t explain why the iPhone 15 Pro and Ultra won’t get the update. And this is just a rumor at this point.

A separate iPhone 15 Ultra rumor says the larger Pro model will get a periscope camera just like what’s available on some Android flagships. That update has nothing to do with the 8P update of the main camera.

Apple is already developing the iPhone 15 series internally. Kuo’s information could come from sources familiar with Apple’s hardware requirements for next-generation devices.

iPhone 15 Pro camera specs aside, it looks like Apple is about to face some additional headwinds. in China. The country still has a zero COVID policy. As a result, the city of Zhengzhou is dealing with partial lockdowns.

Apple’s largest iPhone assembler is Foxconn. The manufacturing giant has hundreds of thousands of employees in the city. An outbreak forced Foxconn to lock down staff, and iPhone production went into a closed loop.

Kuo managed the situation in a series of tweets separate from the iPhone 15 Pro claims. He said more than 10% of global iPhone production capacity will be affected.

But the incident shouldn’t change the current outlook for the iPhone supply chain. Production should gradually improve over a few weeks.

Finally, Kuo said that Apple is already discussing with Pegatron and Luxshare to switch production lines from iPhone 14/14 Plus to iPhone 14 Pro/Pro Max.


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