iPhone 14 Pro's camera upgrade could mean an even fatter hump

iPhone 14 Pro’s camera upgrade could mean an even fatter hump

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iPhone 13 Pro's new Ultrawide camera enables impressive-looking macro photography.
So much for those camera lenses disappearing into iPhone 14's housing.
Photo: Apple

Apple is expected to give iPhone 14 Pro a rather significant camera upgrade that could include a 48-megapixel wide angle sensor. It will mean sharper iPhone photos than ever before — but a much bigger camera bump.

According to one analyst, it will be “larger and more prominent” than the humps on previous iPhone models. That’s despite some rumors claiming that iPhone 14 itself would become thicker so that its cameras could sit flush with its shell.

iPhone 14 Pro could gain camera girth

iPhone 14’s rumored redesign first spilled out last September, before iPhone 13 made its official debut. Leaker Jon Prosser predicted at the time that the device would be completely flat on both sides, with no camera bump.

It was believed Apple would make this year’s handsets thicker so that its sensors would sit flush with its back — like they did in the days before iPhone 6. However, Prosser did warn that the details obtained last year could change.

According to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo — who has proven reliable in the past — iPhone 14 Pro won’t just have a camera bump, but it will be bigger than ever before.

‘Larger and more prominent’

“The main reason for the larger and more prominent rear-camera bump of the 14 Pro/Pro Max is upgrading the wide camera to 48MP,” Kuo tweeted on Sunday in response to an iPhone 14 Pro schematic leak.

“The diagonal length of 48MP CIS will increase by 25-35%, and the height of 48MP’s 7P lens will increase by 5-10%.”

These claims corroborate supposed iPhone 14 Pro drawings that surfaced earlier this month, which suggested the handset’s camera bump was far from disappearing into its housing.

No big redesign this year?

Those drawings did indicate that iPhone 14 Pro will swap its notch for a more subtle “pill-shaped” display cutout. But, aside from that, it looks like the next-generation iPhone lineup will look largely the same as last year’s.

Again, Prosser warned that the information he obtained was not “set in stone.” It wasn’t necessarily inaccurate, but it’s definitely plausible that Apple’s plans have changed since the details leaked out.

What’s not yet clear is whether that all-new design has been scrapped altogether, or just shelved for a future iPhone refresh.