iPhone 14 report reiterates 48MP camera rumor, predicts increased RAM

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Iphone 14 Prosser (Image credit: Jon Prosser x RendersByIan)

What you need to know

  • Another rumor points to the iPhone 14 getting a big camera upgrade next year.
  • Jeff Pu says it will get a 48MP camera and increased levels of RAM.
  • However, he also claims that 120Hz displays are coming to the whole lineup and that Apple will lower the base storage of the iPhone 14.

A new sketchy report from an analyst claims the iPhone 14 will get a major camera upgrade with a new 48MP camera, a huge boost over Apple's current best iPhone, the iPhone 13.

The claim comes from Jeff Pu, as reported by MacRumors:

In a research note with Haitong International Securities, obtained by MacRumors, Pu said the two Pro models will be equipped with a triple-lens rear camera system with an upgraded 48-megapixel Wide lens and 12-megapixel Ultra Wide and Telephoto lenses. This lines up with information shared by TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who in April claimed that the 48-megapixel lens will support 8K video recording.

Pu also reportedly stated that Apple will equip the iPhone 14 Pro with 8GB of RAM, more than the 6GB in current Pro models. As the report notes, the only reason to really put stock in the first claim is that it has already been reported by the much more reliable Ming-Chi Kuo, who reported Apple's 48MP iPhone 14 plans in September..

Pu also claims that Apple's 120Hz display will come to all four iPhone 14 models and that Apple will lower the standard base storage from 128GB to 64, a very strange prediction given Apple has only ever increased the base storage of iPhone models when it has changed configurations.

Pu did accurately note the price of the iPhone 12, and mini-LED displays for the MacBook Pro (2021) and M1 iPad Pro (2021), however, he missed on the release windows of both and has missed on a couple of other rumors, notably stating in 2017 the HomePod would get Face ID in 2019.

Apple's iPhone 14 is expected to debut a new design, complete with a hole-punch camera in the pro models in place of the notch. Camera upgrades are on the cards as well as a new processor.

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