Apple could unveil an iPhone armed with a 48MP camera sensor and also, an AR headset next year, as per the claims of noted tech analyst Ming Chi Kuo. He predicts that due to Largan Precision having taken orders for the iPhone 13 lens components, lens maker Sunny Optical will not have its expected 10% clout with Apple and will lose to Largan Precision in the price competition, which will relegate its orders to Apple at 3%. He said that despite the lens price competition, the prices are expected to take a stable route from Q2 2021.
As per Kuo, suppliers “Largan and Yujingguang are currently cooperating with Apple to develop 2Q22 AR/MR HMD lenses and 2H22 new iPhone 48MP high-end lenses.”
Kuo had earlier claimed that the AR/VR headset prototypes Apple currently has weigh somewhere in between 200 and 300gms. He had said that they will come equipped with Sony’s micro-OLED displays and be self-powered, with their own storage space.
The Cupertino-based tech giant recently announced the new M1-chip powered iPad Pro and new iMacs in various colour options during its Spring Unloaded event. It also introduced its cheapest gadget yet, the AirTag, for finding misplaced or lost things with the help of a smartphone, even if it is an Android one.
Apple is expected to announce its next crop of the iPhones at an event in September. Most probably to be named the iPhone 13, the new series wouldn’t have a 3nm A15 processor, as per an earlier report based on the chipmaker TSMC’s reveals where it said it won’t even be entering into production of the 3nm chipsets before the second half of 2022, quashing rumours that it has expedited the schedule for the production of the chipset. Going by this roadmap, it may be the iPhone 14 and not 13 that gets to have the 3nm chipset.