Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro sets to boost a new 48MP main camera but the new model to remain disappointingly as thick as a ‘brick’

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    By Roland Moore-Colyer, tomsguide.com, macworld.com

    23rd August 2022 – (Cupertino) Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro is set to be the phone that could shake up the iPhone range by potentially bringing in a notably different design from the iPhone 13 Pro. It’s expected to launch at the rumored Apple September Event, predicted for 7th September, which means we might have only a few weeks to go before we see it for real. 

    In the face of stiff competition from the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and the Google Pixel 7, it looks like Apple will need to bring its A-game to the iPhone 14 Pro. And Apple appears to be doing just that, with a rumoured new 48MP main camera and a powerful new A16 Bionic chip that the regular iPhone 14 may not get. The notch that sets the iPhone apart could also be going away on the Pro models.

    Overall, the iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro differences could be the biggest we’ve seen in year between the two lineups. Here’s what we know so far about the iPhone 14 Pro and what we hope to see.

    iPhone 14 Pro latest rumours (Updated 22nd August)

    iPhone 14 Pro rumored price 

    Unfortunately, a recent clutch of rumors and tips have the iPhone 14 Pro set to get a $100 price hike. As such, the iPhone 14 Pro might hit US$1,099 and the iPhone 14 Pro Max may hit US$1,199.

    Some tech tipsters reckon Apple will equip the iPhone 14 Pro with a starting storage of 256GB, rather than 128GB. But this iPhone 14 Pro storage boost has been shot down in a report from Haitong International analyst Jeff Pu, who claims that Apple will be keeping storage the same as it was with the iPhone 13 Pro, which means sticking with 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB storage options.

    Meanwhile, a lucky leaker concluded earlier that the iPhone 14 Pro is “a pretty decent upgrade over the 13 Pro,” but they had some interesting observations along the way. Here are the main takeaways:

    The iPhone 14 Pro’s new 48MP wide-angle lens is “the best one in a smartphone if there’s enough light,” but the source noticed some issues with less-optimal conditions. They say “there’s some optimisation to do regarding night mode and quality is “worse than the 13 Pro in that field with a “substantial amount of noise.” While they note that Apple has time to fix it, low-light photos with the main wide-angle camera could be problematic. However, display quality hasn’t changed and “looks about the same as on the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max.” The source didn’t mention the always-on display.

    However, the new iPhone models will also remain disappointingly “thick” and the Pro Max “feels like a brick.”

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