Apple Inc. AAPL hinted at strong new product momentum for 2022. Following its “Peek Performance” event in March, the company has scheduled its software-focused event in June.
The company will likely discontinue the next iteration of its iPhone in late September or October. Famous Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo shared some details about the potential features that would be part of it.
What happened: The front camera of the four new iPhone 14 models will likely switch to autofocus and the aperture size will likely be f/1.9, Kuo said in a tweet.
This compares to the iPhone 13 models, which sport a camera with a fixed focus and f/2.2 aperture.
This speculated aperture size suggests it will let more light into the sensor, improving the quality of low-light images.
“AF support and a lower f-number can provide a better shallow depth of field effect for selfie/portrait mode,” Kuo said.
Autofocus can also improve focus effect for FaceTime/video call/live broadcast, it added.
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Will the iPhone Mini variant be discontinued? Apple may drop the 5.4-inch mini variant but still launch four models in 2022, MacRumors said, citing shared case images on a Weibo Account.
This is not surprising since the mini model was not a hit with users.
The four models likely to be launched in 2022 are:
- 6.1 inch iPhone 14
- 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro
- 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max
- 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max
MacRumors also suggested an increase in camera size, which would improve the ultra-wide mode.
Price action: Apple shares closed up 1.41% at $167.40 on Tuesday.
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