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The iPhone 14 Set to Switch Front Camera Manufacturers with a Partnership with LG Innotek

Users and tech experts have dubbed the iPhone as one of the phones with the best selfie cameras. But the upcoming iPhone 14 will be bringing in a new experience. Apple is allegedly looking to buy high-end selfie snappers for the next generation of iPhones with Sharp and LG Innotek.

Since it started dominating the smartphone industry. Apple is changing its front-facing camera manufacturer with a Korean company for the first time. The company is reportedly designating self cameras as high-end components moving forward. Rather than the low-end ones they used to be.

LG Innotek’s camera was initially planned to be installed on the iPhone 15. But Apple decided to push the schedule forward following quality problems with Chinese-made cameras, which became apparent during quality testing. So with the iPhone 14 models, the front cameras will be installed with autofocus on the selfie snappers.

The new selfie snappers are expected to have autofocus built into the camera. Moving away from the software tuning that the current models use. The front camera is also tipped to use a wider f/1.9 aperture. Upgrading from the f/2.2 aperture seen on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro. The wider aperture will allow more light in, giving photos more details and improving nighttime shots. With the upgrade on the selfie cameras, video recording and FaceTime calls are pegged to be brighter. Giving YouTubers, vloggers, and TikTok stars better exposure, figuratively and literally.

iPhone 14 models

The iPhone 14 models are also expected to finally steer away from the notched display that many have complained about. Instead replace them with a new pill and punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera and Face ID tech. However, the iPhone 14s front-facing camera is tipped to remain with the 12MP. At the same time, the iPhone 14 Pro will get a 48MP main camera. Giving users the idea that the megapixels’ focus will remain on the rear camera.

Despite the positive news of a wider aperture and better autofocus. The new camera could also lead to a three-fold increase in camera manufacturing prices, leading to increased iPhone prices. Additionally, Apple is reported to be removing the Mini series after low sales, instead inserting the iPhone Max Model.

The iPhone 14 will be getting a minor upgrade with more RAM while maintaining the A15 Bionic chip. While the iPhone 15 Max is expected to have a larger 6.7-inch display.

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