Ming-Chi Kuo revealed in his latest investor note that the Apple iPhones launched this year will miss out on periscope cameras and the under-display Touch ID. The analyst predicted that the long zoom lens might arrive next year 2023, while the fingerprint scanner is not making it until 2025.
We are already stepping into April, meaning the new iPhone launch is about five and a half months away. Since we are not getting a UD sensor or a periscope camera, what are we getting? Well, the iPhone 14 is coming with two punch holes, an improved main camera sensor, a thicker body and the obligatory new chipset.
However, Kuo previously stated the iPhone 14 Pro duo might be the only one in the 2022 flagship family to have the next-gen A16 Bionic chipset, while the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max might stick with the A15.
The non-Pro models are also expected to not have ProMotion displays, which is the fancy name Apple puts on all screens with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. The reason is the manufacturer BOE cannot match Cupertino’s demands for panels and the iPhone company decided to scale down the orders.