iPhone 17 Pro will bring 144 megapixels to Apple phones in 2025, says analyst

iPhone 17 Pro Max Mock Up
(Image credit: Future)

Only the other day I was fuming that there was little to hope for with the iPhone 16 after news was circulating about the 'excitement' of a new lens coating. Analysts are already looking to the next generation for some more significant improvements to the iPhone, and what they're seeing is the arrival of another 48-megapixel camera.

The iPhone 15 Pro already boasts a 48 MP main camera, and rumours suggest that – alongside a new shutter button – the iPhone 16 will get a 48 MP sensor for its ultrawide sensor, but the telephoto lens on the 15 remains (and, presumably, the 16 is expected to remain) 12 megapixels.

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Adam Juniper
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