iPhone 13 Pro Models Expected to Feature Improved Ultra Wide Lens With Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization and Autofocus

The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, expected later this year, will feature an improved ultra-wide lens with the additions of sensor-shift image stabilization and autofocus, according to sources cited by DigiTimes.

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The iPhone 12 Pro features standard dual optical image stabilization for the Wide and Telephoto lens. On the other hand, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the first iPhone to include sensor-shift optical image stabilization for its Wide lens. Sensor-shift optical image stabilization shifts the sensor itself instead of the lens, resulting in a sharper image with better image quality.

According to DigiTimes, Apple will include sensor-shift OIS for both the Wide and Ultra Wide lens on the ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max. An earlier report suggested that Apple will also bring the Wide lens with sensor-shift OIS to the remaining models in the lineup. The new lenses will also include autofocus, according to the report.

In November of last year, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that the Ultra Wide lens for the ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ models willalso benefit from a wider ƒ/1.8 aperture, compared to ƒ/2.4 on ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro models. The iPhone 13 lineup is expected to consist of four models, all benefiting from a LiDAR Scanner, a 120Hz ProMotion display, and more.

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DomC Avatar
12 months ago
Camera updates are great, but Touch ID in some form would make my life while wearing a welding mask much nicer!
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bscheffel Avatar
12 months ago
At some point these camera improvements just stop really making a difference to the average consumer. Camera improvements no longer motivate me to upgrade my iPhone.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
B4U Avatar
12 months ago
And the 4th lens is still missing to complete the rocket launcher look?

All right, back to seriousness.
That means the basic design would be carried over from the 11 and is going to be 3 years in a row (other than making the sides of the 12 flat and better).

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BaltimoreMediaBlog Avatar
12 months ago
"Autofocus" is news now? I'm pretty sure my original iPhone did that. :D
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incoherent_1 Avatar
12 months ago
Just don’t gimp the Mini. Please give us truly comparable Mini. Don’t care about the price.
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incoherent_1 Avatar
12 months ago

Camera updates are great, but Touch ID in some form would make my life while wearing a welding mask much nicer!
This. The addition of the Apple Watch unlock feature is great, but honestly Face ID has never worked for me (even before masking up). Including both and offering a choice would be ideal.
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