Apple’s future iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro devices may have a high-end selfie camera with built-in focusing made in South Korea.
According to ET News, Apple has eliminated a Chinese supply chain partner and picked LG Innotek of South Korea for the new front-facing camera, according to AppleInsider.
The new camera system is expected to be three times as expensive as previous iPhone front-facing cameras.
The shift is due to Apple designating the front-facing camera as a “high-end” component rather than a “low-end” one and quality worries regarding Chinese suppliers, according to ET News.
Apple had initially intended to utilize LG Innotek as a supplier for the iPhone 15 model in 2023. However, those plans have been pushed back until 2022.
Other media sites and experts, including Ming-Chi Kuo, have echoed the rumors in the latest article. Kuo predicted in April that the iPhone 14 would feature a new front camera with focusing for better FaceTime chats and selfies.
Along with focusing, Kuo said that the cameras might have a larger aperture, allowing the iPhone models to perform better in Portrait mode.