A number of sources are claiming that an interesting additions to the iPhone 12 lineup are expected in this year. An alleged new 6.7 -inch iPhone 12 with sensor-shift image stabilization, and two 6.1 inch iPhone 12 models.
MacRumors quotes Ming-Chi Kuo, a renowned analyst, that Apple plans to ship the new 6.7-inch iPhone model with multiple rear camera improvements, such as larger sensors to capture more light and sensor-shift image stabilization feature for refined and enhanced image quality. Kuo also speculates that Apple will offer this technology in two to three upcoming iPhone models in 2021.
Furthermore, DigiTimes, a Taiwanese industry publication, reinforces the launch of 6.7-inch iPhone 12 with image stabilization technology this year and also claims that Apple will launch two 6.1-inch iPhones.
If true, the alleged sensor- shift technology will provide image stabilization in all future iPhones with ultra wide lens. Currently, the optical image stabilization in iPhone 11 Pro models, for photos and videos, only works with telephoto and wide lenses. Therefore, the advanced technology, by applying stabilization to the camera’s sensor, would end the dependence of stabilization on any particular lens.
Ming-Chi Kuo also speculates that a variant of 2022 iPhone will ship with periscope lens for 5x to 10x optical zoom. He does not report the release of 6.1-inch iPhone models in 2020.
As per the claims, 6.7-inch iPhone will have the largest display ever on an iPhone, and will be taller than the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The device’s sensor shifting image stabilization feature will capture quality images even with attachable lens like OlloClip.
However, keeping the current halt in supply chain, closure of industries and more importantly, ban on large gatherings across the globe due to COVID-19, Apple might delay the launch of new products later this year. With all being speculated, we will have to wait to know for sure what Apple has in stored for us.