According to trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 13 series, scheduled for launch in the second half of the year, will have the same wide-angle lens as the current iPhone 12 series, providing no concrete improvements to any of the three lenses on it. upcoming iPhone.
In an investor note obtained by MacRumors, focusing mainly on developments and changes in Apple’s supply chain, Kuo says that the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro will have the same 7P wide-angle lens with a ƒ1.6 aperture as their respective iPhone 12 counterparts. The larger iPhone 13 Pro Max will have a wide-angle lens of ƒ1.5 aperture, a marginal increase compared to the ƒ1.6 aperture of the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Kuo states that Sunny Optical will be the new supplier of the 7P wide-angle lens, and adds that mass production of the camera system can begin as soon as in May. Looking more long-term, Kuo says that the demand for optical lenses for Apple devices will only increase significantly in the coming years thanks to AR and Apple Car.
We expect Sunny Optical to pass the quality verification of the 7P wide-angle lens order for the iPhone 13. Because the iPhone 13 mini, 13 and 13 Pro share the same f1.6 7P wide-angle lens (vs. 13 Pro Maxs f1.5 7P wide-angle lens), the order for Sunny Optical is the most in demand. We estimate that Sunny Optical will send 7P wide angle lens on iPhone 13 to LG Innotek as soon as in May.
While the 2021 iPhones, according to Kuo, will not have a significantly different wide-angle lens, it is rumored to pack improvements to the ultra-wide lens. According to Barclays analysts, all four iPhone 13 models will include upgraded Ultra Wide lenses with ƒ / 1.8 aperture, compared to ƒ / 2.4 aperture on iPhone 12.
Aside from the camera lens, well-connected display analyst Ross Young has predicted that the camera sensor size of both the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will increase. Although Young does not state which of the three cameras will have a larger sensor, a larger sensor will in turn have larger pixels. In other words, the sensor can collect more light, resulting in significantly better image quality.
Earlier this month, Kuo reported that Apple plans to include a smaller notch and larger batteries for the entire iPhone 13 series. Exclusive to advanced Pro and Pro Max models will be a ProMotion 120Hz monitor, according to the analyst.
Earlier, Kuo also said that the iPhone 12 Pro Maxs sensor-shift image stabilization will be extended to the entire iPhone 13 series.