The iPhone 14 front camera will be upgraded to a lens that supports autofocus and will be equipped with a lens produced by South Korean company LG Innotek for the first time.
It is understood that Apple did not choose the Chinese manufacturer it had previously cooperated with, but chose Sharp and LG Innotek to supply the front camera of the iPhone 14. Apple originally intended to use LG’s lenses on the iPhone 15, but it appears to be ahead of schedule.
Apple is said to have made the change by reclassifying the front-facing camera as a “high-end” component, with the new iPhone front-facing camera costing almost three times as much as before.
The report also said that LG Innotek is preparing the front camera of the iPhone 14, which will be mass-produced before the iPhone14 is released in September. Earlier well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said on social media that all four iPhone 14 models will have autofocus front cameras with f/1.9 aperture.
By contrast, all iPhone 13 models have a fixed focal length and a smaller ƒ/2.2 aperture for the front-facing camera. If the news is true, the iPhone 14’s proactive autofocus feature will enable better object tracking and depth of field in photo and video capture, and the selfie experience will be even better.