Even if we think we’ve seen everything there is to see on iPhone 12, there’s still plenty of room for Apple to surprise us. And speaking of surprises, a new rumour ventures to detail the camera specifications of the upcoming iPhone 13.
The leak comes from a twitter user named Fudte (@choco_bit) who, from time to time, shares some information about Apple products in development. In this case the information talks about four cameras plus a LiDAR sensor :
- 64 megapixel wide-angle lens with 1x optical and 6x digital zoom
- 40 megapixel telephoto lens with 3x-5x optical zoom and 15-20x digital zoom
- 64 megapixel anamorphic lens for video capture (2.1:1)
- 40 megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens 0.25x with optical reverse zoom
- LIDAR 4.0
At first glance, the numbers are far removed from the camera resolutions that Apple has accustomed us to. Keep in mind that the current iPhone 11 Pro mounts cameras up to 12MP and we do not expect changes in those values for the future iPhone 12 that we will see in September or October. There has been some information that the next iPhone 12 could bring a 64MP camera, but the information has been in passing and little. In fact, the same filterer mentions that this information should be taken very cautiously, which suggests that the rumor is questionable or that there may be changes.
Please note that Apple usually closes product design 10 to 12 months before launch to focus on production, assembly, and optimizing the assembly line for new manufacturing requirements. With these margins it seems consistent that the design specifications for iPhone 13 are still on the table, although, until the end of 2020, there may still be significant changes.
Having said that, the truth is that such a substantial change in the iPhone 13 cameras would be a revolution for the iPhone range. Currently the optical zoom, which is achieved by changing lenses, reaches a 2x far to 5x that we could see on the iPhone 13. In terms of photography in low light conditions, as well as to capture video beyond 4K , these numbers would also be a major improvement.
We have already seen the mobile market with these camera resolutions and one thing is obvious: the raw power without accompanying software is lost . Apple is an expert at getting the most out of hardware specifications. This is one of the reasons why iPhone 12 cameras are rumored to have similar specifications to the current range.
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It is clear that with the upcoming launch of the iPhone 12, which, if we listen to the rumors, will arrive by quadruple this year, Apple is already working on the next version of its flagship device. I’m sure the surprises you have in store for the iPhone 13 will be interesting.