Apple’s iPhone 14 to Feature Autofocus Front-Facing Camera, Claims Analyst
Apple may be turning its attention to the front-facing camera of its iPhone 14. The next-generation iPhone may feature a front-facing camera with an autofocus feature, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
According to Kuo (via The Verge), Apple’s iPhone 14 may feature a front-facing camera capable of taking better photos regardless if the subject is close to the phone or not. Kuo believes the iPhone 14 will sport a wider f/1.9 aperture when compared to the iPhone 13’s f/2.2.
The front camera of four new iPhone 14 models in 2H22 would likely upgrade to AF (autofocus) & about f/1.9 aperture (vs. iPhone 13's FF (fixed-focus) and f/2.2).
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) April 19, 2022
Kuo continues to predict that the improved front-facing camera system will be found across four iPhone 14 models. Given the trend, it’s likely we’ll see it implemented across all devices offered. It’s a promising proposal as evidence has shown in the past that Apple has used camera-focused features as exclusive perks of adopting its Pro models. Here, it appears as though the autofocus feature will even be included in the base models of the iPhone 14.
Apple has long ignored its front-facing camera. The aperture of the camera has not seen a major improvement since the iPhone 6. Apple has usually relegated its more premium camera features to the rear camera array. However, the iPhone 12 did introduce night mode to the front-facing camera. Autofocus will be a pretty substantial get for iPhone user later this year if Kuo’s predictions are correct.