Why the iPhone 14 Pro is finally getting an upgrade to a 48MP camera

the iPhone 14 pro is expected to make a major break with Apple tradition, and we’re not just talking about it vanishing notch: The flagship’s main camera has also been tilted to finally make the jump from 12 MP to 48 MP resolution.

Is that a big deal? At least the Nokia 808 PureView came out back in 2012 with a 41MP sensor — not to mention the countless Android phones from Huawei, Xiaomi, and Samsung that have come out with high-megapixel cameras in recent years.

But for Apple fans, it would be a significant change for two reasons. First, since the iPhone 6S in 2015, iPhones have been built around 12MP sensors. That means the iPhone 14 is expected to deliver the first major megapixel bump in seven years and the most dramatic in iPhone history.

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But it’s also important because of the timing. Currently we rate the iPhone 13 Pro as that best camera phone you can buy, and at a time when a phone’s photographic capabilities have never been more important. So why is Apple now risking such a dramatic change to its flagship phone camera?

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