The newly released iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max were the first of Apple’s smartphones to sport a 48-megapixel camera. However, upon closer inspection, it appears that this new addition doesn’t quite deliver what was promised. In fact, many advantages have turned into disadvantages in comparison to the older 13 model.
Steve Moser, an iOS developer, looked through the code for iOS 16 and discovered that photos taken on the iPhone 14 Pro are approximately 3-4 times larger than those taken with the iPhone 13, and 10-12 times bigger than normal photographs.
If you’re someone who likes mobile photography and post-processing, this might be something important for you to consider before choosing the iPhone 14 Pro. You might want to opt for the version with more memory or a different iCloud plan.
For example, if you take 100 photos over the course of a few days that you then want to sort through and process later, those photos will take up about 8GB of storage. However, free space on iCloud is limited to 5 GB unless you upgrade to one of their paid plans starting at 50 GB.
Enthusiasts have found another drawback in the camera’s use of dual zoom. Both the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max feature a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with three times optical zoom, but according to insiders from MacRumors, this lens does not turn on if the user zooms in twice.
Eventually there is only a digital zoom of the picture from the main lens – just like on conventional smartphones without optical zoom. Technically, Apple hasn’t fooled anyone since their website says “optical quality double zoom” rather than optical double zoom; however, enthusiasts haven’t found any image enhancement technology at all.