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What you need to know

  • Apple's iPhone 13 Pro will reportedly get a new ultra wide camera that's capable of autofocus.
  • The ultra wide camera used in iPhone 12 Pro is a fixed focal length.

Apple's iPhone 13 Pro will boast a new ultra wide camera lens that's capable of autofocus. That's according to a new Ming-Chi Kuo research note seen by iMore.

The research note claims that Apple's iPhone 13 Pro will benefit from the new functionality which will mean for sharper photos and improved focus when compared with those taken by iPhone 12 — the current crop of pro iPhones only have a fixed focal length ultra wide camera.

The ability to take sharper ultra wide shots will be a big benefit for iPhone 13 Pro because it will be able to capture improved images even when a subject is further away, or closer, to the camera. iPhone 12 Pro users must either deal with blurry shots or use their feet to change the dynamics of the photo.

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Apple is expected to announce iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max this September, although the exact date isn't clear as yet. Apple certainly hasn't announced anything this far out, either. It looks increasingly likely that camera improvements and a new 120Hz ProMotion display will be the big differentiators this year.

In terms of 2022 and iPhone 14, Kuo expects all iPhone models to pack an autofocus ultra wide lens.

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