The iPhone 14 It will feature a more expensive “advanced” front camera with autofocus, partially manufactured in South Korea for the first time, ET News Reports.

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Apple has reportedly ousted a Chinese candidate for choosing LG Innotek, a South Korean company, to supply the iPhone 14‌ front camera alongside Japan’s Sharp. It is said that the company originally planned to switch to LG for iPhone 15Front camera, but it moved the plan forward for this year.

The change is said to be due to Apple’s reclassification of the front camera as an “high-end” component and quality concerns with Chinese suppliers. The new front camera is said to cost nearly three times as much as the previous camera modules Iphone Models.

The report echoed an earlier rumor from an analyst Ming Chi Kuo Who claimed that the iPhone 14 front camera will do it Support autofocus for the first time. Kuo said all four iPhone 14‌ models, including the iPhone 14‌, iPhone 14‌ Max and iPhone 14 Proand iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max, will have an upgraded front camera With autofocus and a wide f/1.9 aperture.

A wider aperture will allow more light to pass through the lens and reach the front camera sensor on iPhone 14‌ models, improving image quality. Kuo said these camera upgrades can provide a better depth-of-field effect for Portrait-style photos and videos, while autofocus can improve focus during confrontation time and Zoom video calls. In comparison, the front camera in all iPhone 13 Models feature a fixed focus and a smaller f/2.2 aperture.

LG Innotek is now said to be preparing for mass production of the iPhone 14‌ front camera ahead of the device’s September launch.

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