The iPhone 15 would have a great improvement on its standard version. The camera of the base cell phone Apple it would switch to a 48-megapixel lens, a feature that until last generation was only available on the Pro and Pro Max models, which made a big difference.
“If the news granules coming out of the rumor mill turn out to be true, the iPhone 15 could be a big game changer for Apple’s phone line. According to reports, the next version of the Cupertino company’s flagship phone will grant a 48 MP lens, currently only a feature of the iPhone Pro, for everyone”, points out Gizmodo.
The report comes because there is a shortage of these cameras, which would have been generated by Apple’s decision. “This latest rumor arises thanks to a report on the supply chain of the Chinese site ITHome. The news comes from an analysis of the camera supply chain, in particular Sony’s shortage of production capacity for its camera units, thanks to upgrading the regular iPhone camera to the 48-megapixel size”, he adds.
Sony has even had to ask another company for help to comply with Apple’s order. “According to ITHome, Sony has been having trouble meeting Apple’s requests for more, higher-quality camera modules than previous generations of iPhones, so it reached out to Taiwan Semiconductor for help.. Why is Apple ordering more of these camera modules? Because it is equipping not only the premium iPhones with the 48 MP camera, but also the basic ones”, he says.
But what will differentiate the Pro versions from the standard ones in the camera then? “Based on everything we know about the upcoming iPhone 15, Pro versions of the phone could still have three cameras, but could also come with a periscope-style rear sensorwhile the other sensors maintain the expected ultra-wide and telephoto lenses”, adds the medium.
However, this would not be as visible to users, so perhaps Apple will have to add something more striking to this sector of cell phones. “Depending on the capabilities of a three-stack 48 MP lens on a regular iPhone, the Pro versions would need to have a few more bells and whistles to truly justify the price increase”, he concludes.