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Analyst says iPhone 14 Pro's camera bump is huge because of even bigger camera upgrade

Green iPhone 13 and Alpine Green iPhone 13 Pro and Midnight iPhone SE
Green iPhone 13 and Alpine Green iPhone 13 Pro and Midnight iPhone SE (Image credit: Christine Romero-Chan / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that we can expect the iPhone 14 Pro models to get a new camera.
  • Expectations are high that the new iPhones will come with a 48-megapixel camera.
  • The iPhone 14 Pro recently saw some schematics leak, showing a larger-than-life camera bump.

Recent schematics show that the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro will have an even larger camera bump than the current iPhone 13 Pro but that's all part of the plan, says analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Taking to Twitter, Kuo noted that the larger camera bump is down to the use of a new 48-megapixel camera. The camera will be physically larger to accommodate the larger sensor — hopefully allowing for even better photos to be taken.

The main reason for the larger and more prominent rear-camera bump of the 14 Pro/Pro Max is upgrading the wide camera to 48MP (vs. 13 Pro/Pro Max's 12MP). The diagonal length of 48MP CIS will increase by 25-35%, and the height of 48MP's 7P lens will increase by 5-10%.

Recently leaked iPhone 14 Pro schematics showed that the camera bump is set to be significantly larger than the one we're accustomed to.

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Beyond the larger camera bump, we don't expect any huge design changes between iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro devices. The largest change of all will be the removal of the notch, however, with a new pill + hole punch design replacing it. That design will only be available on the higher-end Pro models this year with some suggestions having it trickling down to the non-Pro models next year.

If all of the camera reports are accurate we can expect the best iPhone photos ever taken, something that Apple will surely make a big deal of during an expected September announcement.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.