Leaks Reveal Major iPhone 13 Camera Upgrades

The upcoming iPhone 13 models will feature a large number of significant rear camera hardware upgrades, recent reports have revealed.

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All of the ‌iPhone 13‌ models, including the 5.4-inch ‌iPhone 13‌ mini, 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 13‌, 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro, and 6.7-inch ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max, are expected to offer sensor-shift stabilization on their Wide cameras to reduce camera shake, bringing over the technology from the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max are also rumored to feature sensor-shift stabilization on their Ultra Wide cameras.

The biggest device in the lineup, the ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max, is expected to have a Wide camera with a ƒ/1.5 aperture, which is a small increase over the ƒ/1.6 aperture on the ‌iPhone 12 Pro Max‌. This is in line with previous years where the largest iPhone often has additional camera features. The Telephoto camera on the ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ is also expected to receive an upgrade to an ƒ/2.2 aperture, bringing over the improvements and 2.5 times optical zoom that came with the ‌iPhone 12 Pro Max‌.

The ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max are expected to get larger camera sensors with bigger pixels, allowing them to accept more light for a higher-quality image. Similarly, the "Pro" devices are rumored to offer improved Ultra Wide cameras with autofocus instead of a fixed focal length, a six-element lens, and a ƒ/1.8 aperture to let in more light than the current ƒ/2.4 aperture lens, allowing for better performance in low-light conditions. Some sources have suggested that the ƒ/1.8 Ultra Wide camera will actually come to all ‌iPhone 13‌ models.

Major design changes for Apple's new iPhones are not expected this year, but we can likely count on a ProRes video recording, a 120Hz ProMotion display, a smaller notch, a faster A-series processor, and a new 5G chip from Qualcomm.

The new devices are now believed to be less than a week away, with Apple hosting a digital event on Tuesday, September 14. For all the details on what to expect in the ‌‌iPhone 13‌‌ series, check out our comprehensive roundup.

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