As per Barclay analysts, iPhone 13 camera will get an upgraded f1.8 ultra wide lens which will provide much better low-light performance than the current f2.4 lens in iPhone 12 models. This change will be applicable to all iPhone 13 models, Pro and non-Pro alike.
As per an investors note seen by MacRumors, Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis and Thomas O’Malley also say that iPhone 12 Pro Max’ telephoto lens will also be added to the iPhone 13 Pro model, which will give it a bump in optical zoom quality, at the expense of a slower aperture which does not perform as well as the current telephoto lens in iPhone 12 Pro. Currently, iPhone 12 Pro Max ships with a telephoto lens with 65mm focal length and f2.2 aperture.
Faster f1.8 ultra wide lens coming to iPhone 13
Last year, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had also reported that an improved ultra wide lens with f1.8 aperture and auto-focus will be added to iPhone 13 Pro models. This report is different than what Barclays analysts claim, as their report says that all iPhone 13 models will get the improved ultra wide lens. Kuo had said that all iPhone 14 models in 2022 are expected to get the improved ultra wide lens.
Kuo’s latest note from January 2021 said that iPhone 13 will not feature any significant upgrades to the camera. An improved ultra wide lens might be an insignificant upgrade, and not worth upgrading for many users, however, it will make the versatile lens useable in low-light conditions.
There have also been rumors about iPhone 13 camera getting a periscope lens, and other upgrades. DigiTimes had reported that sensor-shift optical image stabilization will be available across all iPhone 13 models, while the camera bump size is expected to remain unchanged.
As per other reports, iPhone 13 is expected to feature WiFi 6E with 5GHz band, smaller batteries with soft board technology, LPTO OLED displays for higher power efficiency, and vapor chamber cooling. It is also expected to ship with mmWave 5G support in more countries this year.