iPhone 14 Said to Be More Costly Than iPhone 13 Because of the New Selfie Camera

Expect a major front camera upgrade as well.


Apple iPhone 14 is expected to launch later this year. The company’s next-gen smartphone series might include the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, and new iPhone 14 Max. As of now, the company is unlikely to launch the successor to the iPhone 13 Mini. These upcoming iPhones are said to come with a major upgrade in the camera department, which is likely to result in a more expensive camera module, as per a new report.

According to the report from ETNews, which is a Korean website, Apple is changing its camera supply management for the front cameras. On the iPhone 14 series, the company is planning to install LG Innotek’s product. This will be the first time Apple will install a South Korean product for the selfie camera, says the report.

iPhone 14 Might Be More Expensive

The report also says that Apple originally planned to incorporate LG Innotek’s selfie camera on the iPhone 15, which is scheduled to launch later in 2023. Since there were some quality issues with the unnamed Chinese camera manufacturer, Apple decided to make this move.

For the long term, a company from China and Japan’s Sharp were the main suppliers for iPhone’s front camera. Usually, the iPhone’s front camera parts cost one-third of the unit price of the rear-facing camera. However, this time around since Apple is considering bringing a serious upgrade to the camera, it is said to cost more.

Apple is planning to add advanced functions like autofocus and more to the selfir camera, which is said to raise the cost of the camera three times compared to the previous models. Since the pricing of the camera is going up, we can also expect the iPhone 14 series to bump up as well. While the news comes from unverified sources, as of now it looks like LG Innotek and Sharp will be suppliers for the iPhone 14’s selfie camera.

The iPhone 13 was launched starting at $799 in the US and Rs 79,900 in India. It will be interesting to see how the iPhone 14 will be priced.