Recently, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has just announced that Apple is planning to introduce the iPhone 2022 with a major upgrade to the camera. Additionally, the company won’t launch a new iPhone mini model in 2022.
Apple will launch four new iPhones in 2022 with screen sizes of 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches. Among them, there will be two regular versions and the other two will be in the Pro series.
This means that the 5.4-inch iPhone 13 will be the last iPhone mini from Apple. Sales of iPhone mini 12 is much lower than expected, so the company to abandon the iPhone 5.4 inches from the next year is not unexpected.
Kuo also believes that Apple will introduce some major camera changes on the iPhone 2022. Specifically, the company will switch to using a new 48 MP sensor for the iPhone 2022.
As such, the iPhone 2022 will produce photos with a resolution of 12 MP by default using the pixel-pinning feature. This will allow the camera to simulate a pixel size of 2.5 um for better light sensitivity and dynamic range in low light.
The 2022 iPhones will take mobile phone photography to a new level, he added. The use of a 48 MP sensor will also help the iPhone 2022 to record videos at 8K resolution.
Many Android phones with 48 MP or 64 MP primary sensors have used pixel-binning to output images with better dynamic range and detail. Apple also appears to be planning on using a similar technique for its 2022 iPhones.
Are you sad that the iPhone mini won’t come out next year?