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Apple reportedly switches to new supplier for ‘high-end’ iPhone 14 front camera

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The iPhone 14 series is expected to come massive improved specifications of the front camera and, according to a new report, Apple is also switching to a new supplier.

In April, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said all iPhone 14 series models — the 6.1-inch iPhone 14, the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max – could have a better selfie snapper with autofocus and a larger f/1.9 aperture for sharper and clearer images.

korean outlet ETNewswhich has a mixed track record when it comes to Apple leaks, claims that Apple will purchase the front-facing camera from a South Korean supplier for the first time.

Apparently, Apple was not happy with the quality of the front camera offered by the usual Chinese camera suppliers. Also, the addition of new features like autofocus has led to a threefold increase in the cost of the front camera compared to the iPhone 13, and as a result, the rating has been upgraded from a low-end to a high-end part. end part.

Apple had reportedly previously planned to use the front cameras from South Korea’s LG Innotek for the iPhone 15 series from next year. The company has reportedly started mass production of front cameras for the iPhone 14 line, which is expected to happen announced in September along with the Apple Watch Series 8 and AirPods Pro 2.

LG Innotek already supplies rear-facing cameras to Apple. Orders for the front camera will be split between LG Innotek and Japan’s Sharp, which was already one of the main suppliers.

The front camera sits in a notch on the iPhone 14 and 14 Max and in a dual cutout on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. The Pro models will also most likely show off a new 48MP camera making them the best camera phones of the year.

The new models start with 8 GB of RAM and may also have satellite connectivity.

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