This year’s much-anticipated iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are expected to take the smartphone photography game to new heights.
With a 48-megapixel camera replacing the existing 12-megapixel shooter, users can expect improved image quality and superior low-light performance.
The upgraded technology is said to be similar to what was introduced in the iPhone 14 Pro lineup, extending the cutting-edge camera experience to more affordable iPhone models.
In a recent blog post by noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF Securities, Apple’s planning to launch the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus by incorporating the new 48-megapixel rear camera.
This high-resolution sensor, developed by Sony, includes a stacked CMOS image sensor (CIS). The move indicates Apple’s commitment to enhancing photo quality across all their devices.
Back in May, Haitong International Securities analyst Jeff Pu speculated that the next-generation Apple smartphones would feature an upgraded 48-megapixel camera.
However, potential yield issues with the stacked sensor threatened to impact the production of these new models. Despite the initial concerns, Kuo’s post suggests that Sony has scaled up CIS production by 100-120 percent to fulfill Apple’s demand.
Due to Sony’s boosted production, Kuo predicts that high-end Android smartphone manufacturers, particularly Chinese brands, may face a reduced supply of CIS.
These manufacturers might have to consider alternative high-end CIS suppliers, such as Will Semi and Smartsens.
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus have a dual rear camera with two 12-megapixel cameras. In contrast, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max were introduced with an upgraded primary camera, enabling users to capture stunning 48-megapixel ProRAW photos while improving low-light performance.
With the upcoming iPhone 15 series, Apple plans to unveil the flagship smartphone with an enhanced camera later this year, promising users an exceptional photography experience.