Ming-Chi Kuo, the popular analyst who specializes in making predictions about Apple products, says that those in Cupertino will not update iPhone camera lenses until 2023.
Not even three months have passed since the presentation of the iPhone 12 took place, but the rumors do not stop and we have already received forecasts related to the models for the next few years.
The well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who specializes in making predictions related to Apple’s plans, has published a report that ensures that those in Cupertino will not make significant hardware updates to the iPhone cameras until 2023.
The document, to which the specialized media MacRumors has had access, explains that Apple’s lens suppliers, Largan and Genius Electronic Optical, are engaged in a price war with the aim of acquiring a greater share in the lens supply chain. from Apple. According to the analyst, this conflict will cause the two companies to lower prices to gain favor with Cupertino, which will negatively affect their profitability.
To this we must add that the entry of a new supplier to the supply chain of lenses for Apple is expected. This is Sunny Optical, a company that will provide 5P lenses for the 2021 iPad and 7P lenses for the iPhone 13. Their addition will add even more tension for Largan and Genius Electronic Optical.
As a consequence of this price war, according to Kuo in the next two years the cameras of the iPhone will not experience hardware improvements, “unless the structural challenges of the lens industry improve significantly or Genius Electronic Optical can reduce its dependence on Apple. “ . Therefore, according to this prediction, the lenses of the cameras of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 would not show changes compared to those of the iPhone 12.
But, does this mean that the cameras of the iPhone of the next two years will not present any evolution with respect to those of the current model? Taking into account that hardware is not everything, keeping the same lenses does not imply that there is no evolution in the cameras. To deliver advancements to users, Apple will need to improve iPhone cameras through software or other components beyond the lenses.
As always when we talk about rumors, for the moment we cannot take anything for granted and we will have to wait to see how events unfold.