To accommodate the new 48-megapixel sensor that will take the place of the 12-megapixel one, more space will be needed. According to the authoritative analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF Securities, for this reason the island that will host the rear photographic sector of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be a little larger than that of the current iPhone 13 Pro which, in turn, was larger than that of the iPhone 12 Pro.
A comparison between iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro and the scheme of the alleged iPhone 14 Pro
Kuo had his say in a tweet in which he wanted to motivate the increase in the size of the rear module that can be seen from the technical diagrams leaked in recent days. The size of the module is about five percent larger than that of the iPhone 13 Pro. Going more specifically, one should go from a width of 35.01 mm to 36.71 mm and from a height of 36.24 mm to 38.24 mm. The protrusion with respect to the body should be 4.17 mm compared to the current 3.60 mm.
Switching to a 48MP sensor with a 7-element (7P) lens, Kuo says, will result in a 25 to 35 percent increase in the diagonal length of the contact image sensor (CIS). Increase from about five to ten percent also with regard to the height of the camera lens system.
In addition to a new 48-megapixel sensor, which should also allow the recording of videos in 8K resolution, for the new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max a new design of the front is also expected, with thinner bezels and with a TrueDepth camera and sensors for FaceID positioned inside two holes (one round and one pill), without the notch anymore.