Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro are equipped with a 48-megapixel ProRAW camera, and ProRAW images captured with the handsets could take up to three times more storage than images clicked with the 12-megapixel ProRAW, according to TheTapeDrive’s Steve Moser. The difference in file size was spotted in the code for the company’s upcoming iOS 16 update. A 12-megapixel ProRAW image takes up to 25MB storage, while a 48-megapixel ProRAW image is said to occupy 75MB of storage. A YouTuber has also shared a video that shows that a 48-megapixel image using 80.4MB of storage in the Photos app.
TheTapeDrive’s Steve Moser shared a screenshot of iOS 16 code via Twitter, which suggests that a 48-megapixel ProRAW image will take 75MB storage and a 12-megapixel ProRAW image will occupy only 25MB storage. This means that the images clicked with the 48-megapixel camera on the iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro will take up three times the space on the inbuilt storage than the 12-megapixel camera on iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, and the iPhone 13 series.
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 screenshot shared by Moser also suggests that the ProRAW images on the wide lens at 1x can be saved at 12-megapixel or 48-megapixel. However, images clicked in night mode, with flash, and macro will always be saved at a lower resolution of 12-megapixel. Additionally, a video by YouTuber Sara Dietschy shows a 48-megapixel image in the Photos app with a file size of 80.4MB and 6,048×8,064 pixels resolution.
The iPhone 14 Pro models have been launched in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage options. The handsets sport a triple rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary lens, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and a 12-megapixel telephone lens. The primary camera gets an f/1.78 aperture lens, second generation sensor-shift optical image stabilisation (OIS), seven-element lens, and 100 percent focus pixel. It is also capable of recording 4K videos at up to 60fps. At the front, the handsets get a 12-megapixel selfie camera with f/1.9 aperture.