The 48MP camera on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max stands out as a noteworthy improvement, indicating the first time since the iPhone 6S that Apple has increased the maximum resolution of the primary sensor.
With a “new machine learning model [that] delivers sharper pictures and less noise for exceptional detail,” the new 48-megapixel sensor can shoot ProRAW shots in fine, detailed detail. A new quad-pixel sensor included in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max can combine four pixels into one to produce 12-megapixel images that are sharper and brighter.
While a significant picture and video quality improvement are anticipated, it will come at the expense of more storage. The most recent research indicates that 48MP picture capture might need up to three times the hold of a 12MP sensor.
According to research by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, ProRAW photos shot with the 48MP camera may be as large as 75MB. The 12MP primary camera of the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max produces identical ProRAW photos, but they only take up 25MB.
Apple ProRAW is codenamed Quadra. "Show Camera control for ProRAW. ProRAW is a 10-bit file that uses the Linear DNG format to retain more information and dynamic range in the file, providing additional flexibility when editing exposure and white balance.” pic.twitter.com/4KLEJoAtqs
— Steve Moser (@SteveMoser) September 7, 2022
The apparent disadvantage of the upgraded 48MP camera is the need to get the iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max with more excellent storage, due to which consumers have to pay more. Thankfully, Apple has stopped selling top-tier iPhones with 64GB of storage, and the basic model now comes with 128GB of internal memory. Assuming you are not taking ProRAW photos or videos, 128GB of internal storage will be more than enough for most consumers to utilise the iPhone for its entire lifespan.
However, if you want to use your iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max for local storage, you may want to start with 256GB as the absolute least. This would require you to extend your spending limit to $1,099 from $999. Recall that 1TB of internal storage may be added to the ‘Pro’ model vehicles.
Make sure you know the storage model to buy upfront since Apple will not be allowing upgrades once pre-orders for each iPhone 14 variant have opened.