According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s next smartphone model will eventually get an autofocus system. Currently, the iPhone 13 uses a system with 5 lenses and fixed focus, and in the iPhone 14 the front camera will contain 6 lenses with the ability to automatically focus.
The insider announced this on his Twitter with a link to a post in Medium:
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) June 13, 2022
“iPhone 14’s front camera will upgrade to AF (vs. the existing FF), significantly improving the selfie and video performance. The critical hardware upgrades include adding a VCM and upgrading to a 6P lens (vs. the existing 5P).
He also noted which two companies will be suppliers of components. Apple usually ignores manufacturers from whom it orders individual components of its products.
“[Genius] is the main supplier for the 6P lens, and the ASP is about 20% higher than 5P,” writes Kuo. “The CCM maker Cowell, under Luxshare ICT group, can benefit from the vertical integration of CCM and VCM, given Luxshare ICT is the new VCM supplier for the front camera.”
We remind that the release of the new iPhone model is still a few months away, usually the presentation takes place in the fall. Until then, there will be many different details about the next smartphones from Apple.