iPhone 16 Pro Models Rumored to Embrace Stacked Camera Sensor Design for Enhanced Photography Experience
San Francisco, Aug 6 (IANS) – As the anticipation for Apple’s next-generation iPhones grows, rumors about the iPhone 16 series have started to surface. According to renowned Apple industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the tech giant is poised to incorporate a cutting-edge stacked rear camera sensor design in its iPhone 16 Pro models, a move that follows a similar path taken in this year’s iPhone 15 lineup.
The implementation of a stacked CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) design in two iPhone 16 Pro models promises to revolutionize smartphone photography. With this advanced technology, the camera can capture more light, offer a wider dynamic range, and perform exceptionally well in low-light conditions. This upgrade is expected to set a new benchmark for mobile photography enthusiasts and professional photographers alike.
Reports suggest that Apple is also considering adopting a stacked sensor arrangement for the 48MP wide camera on the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus, further enhancing the photography capabilities of the upcoming models. To meet the high demand for these sophisticated sensors, Apple relies on Sony, a reputable provider of high-end sensors, which has already increased its production capacity by an impressive 100-120 per cent.
In a Medium post, Ming-Chi Kuo explained, “Following two 2H23 iPhone 15 standard models, two 2H24 iPhone 16 Pro models will also adopt a stacked-designed CIS, so Sony’s high-end CIS capacity will continue to be tight in 2024, benefiting Will Semi to continue to obtain more orders for high-end CIS from Chinese smartphone brands (design-in & design-win).” This implies that Sony’s limited capacity will be advantageous for its competitor, Will Semi, which is expected to secure more orders for high-end CIS from Chinese smartphone manufacturers.
The iPhone 16 series is anticipated to hit the market in the second half of 2024, providing consumers with innovative technology and enhanced camera capabilities. The iPhone 16 Pro Max, for instance, is rumored to feature a 48-megapixel wide-angle camera with an eight-part hybrid lens consisting of two glass components and six plastic elements. These enhancements, combined with improvements to the telephoto and ultra-wide camera lenses, are expected to deliver exceptional photography experiences to users.
Amidst the iPhone 16 speculations, Apple enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the launch of the iPhone 15 series, which is reportedly scheduled to be unveiled on September 13. Pre-orders are anticipated to begin on September 15, followed by the official release a week later on September 22, as reported by 9To5Mac.
Comparing it to its predecessor, the iPhone 14, which saw pre-orders commence on September 9 last year and the official in-store release on September 16, Apple seems to be maintaining a similar launch pattern.
In conclusion, the iPhone 16 Pro models’ rumored adoption of stacked camera sensor technology holds the promise of significant advancements in mobile photography. With Apple’s commitment to incorporating state-of-the-art features, the iPhone 16 series is expected to elevate the smartphone photography game to new heights. As we eagerly await the iPhone 15 launch, these rumors give us a tantalizing glimpse of the innovative future that awaits Apple’s loyal user base.