The iPhone 13 Pro Max can be a master of low light photography thanks to an upgrade to the wide-angle lens.
According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via AppleInsider), the wide-angle lens on the iPhone 13 Pro Max will have an aperture of f / 1.5, while today’s iPhone 12 Pro models have an aperture of f / 1.6. And although this is a small upgrade on the front, every little one helps when it comes to collecting light.
A larger aperture means that more light can pass through the camera lens on the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Not only will it offer better performance at night and in other low-light conditions, it also means the possibility of increased bokeh effect in portrait mode ̵
The iPhone 12 Pro Max already offers fantastic performance, topping our list above best camera phones. Although the iPhone 13 Pro Max only offers a minor improvement over the previous model, we look at a fantastic set.
Unfortunately, the other models in the iPhone 13 series are not expected to get this upgrade; instead, they will reportedly have a wide-angle lens of f / 1.6, similar to that included in the iPhone 12 series.
Kuo revealed that all iPhone 13 models also have a 7P lens stack in the wide-angle camera, which can help optimize the phone’s light collection and reduce the amount of chromatic aberration. It’s another small upgrade, but it will continue to improve the iPhone’s camera performance – especially if rumors that Apple will add 7P lenses to all rear iPhone camera lenses are true.
Other rumors have suggested that the iPhone 13 may get more camera enhancements when it comes later this year. These include a new one Camera with “folded lens” which will increase the phone’s optical zoom performance by stacking the lenses with a periscope-like vertical design, instead of the current horizontal design.
There is also talk of a dedicated astrophotography mode, as a wider aperture can help lighten, as well as improved ultra-wide camera lenses that feature optical image stabilization and auto focus. Kuo himself has also predicted that the ultra-wide lenses can get a larger aperture this year, with an upgrade from the current f / 2.4 aperture to f / 1.8.