The Next iPhone 16 Pro is Expected to Feature an Impressive 48-Megapixel Ultra-Wide-Angle Camera
The iPhone 16 Pro will arrive with a significant improvement in its cameras, mainly in the worst of all the cameras of the iPhone 15 Pro. A new source confirms that Apple is going to improve the ultra-wide-angle camera of the iPhone 16 Pro with a 48-megapixel sensor.
In the iPhone 14 Pro, Apple improved the main sensor by incorporating a 48-megapixel camera, and in the iPhone 15 Pro, the telephoto sensor was improved with a 5x zoom in the Max model. It is rumored that in the iPhone 16 Pro, Apple will improve the third camera, which is the ultra-wide-angle sensor.
The cameras on the iPhone 16 Pro will continue to improve, and it is expected that the device will also include a 5x telephoto lens thanks to an increase in the size of the device body. This will make both iPhone Pro models identical in terms of their camera system.
If this rumor is confirmed, the telephoto sensor in the iPhone 16 Pro would remain at 12 megapixels, while the ultra-wide-angle sensor would be upgraded to 48 megapixels. It is also rumored that the iPhone 17 Pro will incorporate a 48-megapixel telephoto camera.
Currently, the iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 15, and iPhone 15 Pro use “pixel binning” to merge data from four pixels of their 48-megapixel main camera into one “super pixel” to improve low-light capture. It is likely that this technique will also be used in the rest of the cameras when they have 48 megapixels, making iPhones even more incredible devices for taking photos.
It seems that Apple has made the decision to change one camera per generation, and this update will be completed with the iPhone 17 Pro, which will have three 48-megapixel sensors.