What you need to know
- The Ultra Wide camera in the iPhone 13 lineup may get a massive upgrade.
- A report claims the lens will go from an ƒ/2.4 aperture all the way down to an ƒ/1.8 aperture.
As reported by MacRumors, the entire iPhone 13 lineup, which is expected this fall, will feature an upgraded Ultra Wide camera. According to an investor note shared with the outlet, Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis and Thomas O'Malley say the new lens will feature a wider ƒ/1.8 aperture. The iPhone 12 lineup currently features an ƒ/2.4 aperture on the Ultra Wide camera.
As noted by MacRumors, today's report conflicts with a report from supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in November 2020. Kuo stated in that report that the upgrade to the Ultra Wide camera would be limited to the iPhone 13 Pro models.
A lower aperture allows more light through the lens, which should enable sharper images as well as better performance in low light. Today's report also says that the telephoto lens currently reserved for the iPhone 12 Pro Max will come down to the 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro as well.
An earlier report from DigiTimes in January also said that the sensor-shift optical image stabilization technology, which is currently reserved for the iPhone 12 Pro Max, may also come to the entire iPhone 13 lineup this fall.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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