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What you need to know

  • Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the 2022 iPhone will ship with a 48-megapixel camera.
  • The rumored mixed reality headset is set for a launch in the second quarter of next year.

Apple will release a new iPhone next year, that much we know. But analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is now adding more fuel to suggestions that we can look forward to a huge camera upgrade – 48-megapixels, no less. Kuo, via a research note seen by iMore, also suggests that Apple's heavily-rumored mixed reality headset will debut in the second quarter of next year.

As part of a larger research note looking at lens pricing competition in relation, Kuo says that both Largan and Yujingguang will benefit from Apple's upcoming products with a "new upgrade cycle" coming.

The analyst says that both Largan and Yujingguang are currently working with Apple to develop head-mounted display (HMD) lenses as well as a 48-megapixel camera. The former will be used in Apple's mixed reality headset, while the latter will likely find its way into the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max – assuming that's the naming convention Apple goes with, of course.

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Both Largan and Yujingguang are expected to be involved in iPhone 13 production, with strong demand expected to drive significant HoH growth in 2H21.

Ming-Chi Kuo has previously suggested that a 48-megapixel camera is in the works, with 8K video recording thought to be made possible by the improved hardware. That will be a huge upgrade, but right now the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the best iPhone for photographers. At least until September!