A few months ago, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared that the iPhone 14 would probably be a better front camera. Now, a new report from the same analyst provides more insight into which companies will be producing the new iPhone 14 front snapper.
As Ming-Chi Kuo shared in a blog postSony will provide the camera sensors for the new iPhone, and Genius and Largan will provide the lenses. Alps and Luxshare will supply the new focus module, and for the front camera module, Apple will use Cowell and South Korean company LG Innotek.
This is the first time that the South Korean company has participated in the production of the iPhone’s front snapper. Previously, LG Innotek Cupertino only supplied rear cameras, but after reportedly dissatisfaction with the quality of parts from the usual Chinese camera suppliers, Apple decided to use the South Korean company for the front-facing shooter as well.
As for what to expect from the iPhone 14’s selfie camera, rumors say it will be the biggest upgrade to the iPhone’s front-facing snapper in years.
It will likely have autofocus, which should result in improved video and photo quality. In addition, the front camera of the Phone 14 has a wider aperture of f/1.9 instead of the f/2.2 aperture used in iPhones since iPhone 11.
For those of us who aren’t camera guru, the aperture is the opening that controls the amount of light coming through the lens, and a smaller f-number means a larger diameter and more light reaching the sensor. A smaller aperture means the Phone 14’s front camera lets in more light, improving low-light performance and giving us a slightly shallow depth of field to achieve natural bokeh, if using portrait mode isn’t your thing.