In his latest investors’ note, tech analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo writes that the next-generation iPhone 13 camera will have the same wide-angle lens camera system as the current iPhone 12 series. Previously, Kuo reported that the next-generation camera will feature an advanced ultra-wide lens with autofocus and f1.8 aperture across the series.
The current iPhone 12 models offer ultra-wide lens with a ƒ2.4 aperture, Wide lens with ƒ/1.6 aperture. The Pro models come with additional and advanced features. iPhone 12 Pro offers a Telephoto lens with ƒ/2.0 aperture, 2x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 4x optical zoom range, digital zoom up to 10x. iPhone 12 Pro Max offers Telephoto lens with ƒ/2.2 aperture, 2.5x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 5x optical zoom range, digital zoom up to 12x and sensor-shift image stabilization sensor. Both Pro models come with LiDAR scanners.
Kuo reports no major improvement in iPhone 13 camera system
The veteran tech analyst says that the changes made in Apple’s supply chain, the upcoming smartphone series will feature the same 7P wide-angle lens as the iPhone 12 models. Having said that, the iPhone 13 Pro Max model will have a slightly better wide-angle lens with ƒ1.5 aperture in comparison to the iPhone 12 Pro Max model with ƒ1.6 aperture. He wrote that,
We expect Sunny Optical to successfully pass the quality verification of the 7P wide-angle lens order for iPhone 13. Because iPhone 13 mini, 13, and 13 Pro share the same f1.6 7P wide-angle lens (vs. 13 Pro Max’s f1.5 7P wide-angle lens), so Sunny Optical’s order is the most in-demand. We estimate that Sunny Optical will ship the 7P wide-angle lens of the iPhone 13 to LG Innotek as soon as May.
In his previous investors’ note, Kuo had claimed that the Chinese supplier, Sunny Optical will provide the wide-angle lens components, which is reiterated in the new report. After passing Apple’s verification for iPad’s 5P lens, the manufacturer is expected to also provide ultra-wide 7P and wide lenses for the new iPhone series.
Apple is rumored to continue with the same four models as the current iPhone 12 series; despite the low-sales of the iPhone 12 mini model, the company is reported to offer iPhone 13 mini variant as well.