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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.

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

SteveJobs2.0

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More and more I realize that Apple needs to increase the zoom on the telephoto lens, because there is very utility to this lens at the moment. Apart from a little extra zoom outdoors, the phone will still use the Wide lens whenever the light conditions are not perfect. In fact, unless the next Telephoto lens is periscopic, I would rather the Pro models have only the Wide and Ultreawide lenses but with larger sensors.
 
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ColdShadow

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I want 120hz display and Touch ID Apple..
Tele photo zoom lens on par with S21 Ultra and Macro mode will be nice too.
 

ColdShadow

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More and more I realize that Apple needs to increase the zoom on the telephoto lens, because there is very utility to this lens at the moment. Apart from a little extra zoom outdoors, the phone will still use the Wide lens whenever the light conditions are not perfect. In fact, unless the next Telephoto lens is periscopic, I would rather the Pro models have only the Wide and Ultreawide lenses but with larger sensors.
Also Macro mode..
S21 Ultra has it and it’s really neat.
 

reallynotnick

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"Autofocus" is news now? I'm pretty sure my original iPhone did that. :D
It wasn't until the 3GS did iPhones have autofocus ;)

But yeah I'm not sure the significance of that being called out, I assume it's that they aren't using something like ToF or another advanced type of focus.
 

FasterQuieter

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I'd take a larger sensor for that ultra-wide over OIS any day. It really struggles in low light.
 

incoherent_1

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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.
 

k1121j

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It would be nice to have a few more MP yes I know it’s not everything but it is nice when you want to crop way in after the shots taken and still have detail. Apple what you waiting for!!!!
 

x-evil-x

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Only thing I’ll be impressed with now is a 120hz screen and no notch. It’s hard to top the 12pro max. Little upgrades won’t feel like much
 

jamesrick80

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At this point, I will wait for the 2022 models....I need a change of design and the cameras have been good for the past few years. Thank goodness they brought back a glossy back in black on the iPhone 12 with the body of a iPhone 4/5 otherwise I would have stayed with the iPhone 11 Pro. Other companies still offer more for your money than Apple....the Galaxy’s still seem so far ahead.
 
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MrGuder

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I’m really shocked that the 13 will not have Touch ID under screen or side button implementation. This was the reason I’ve been holding on to my 6s.
 
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MarioPhone96

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I wonder if Apple will add a periscope lens to the pros in the future. I‘ve had the X, XS, and 12 Pro, and I’d love to be able to go past just 2x optical zoom.
 

Romeo_Nightfall

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I know most of you don’t agree, but my iPhone 11 pro takes such sharp and good fotos - its crazy - and i dont wanna watch them because they are too good - too much detail - am from the 80s and not used to so much depth - its too much for me already!
 

JulianL

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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.

I agree. Admittedly I’m not a keen photographer but for me the only camera improvement that I would put any value at all on vs my current 12 Pro Max capabilities is optical zoom (or I should probably say higher zoom levels while retaining acceptable definition). I actually use my camera more as a telescope than as a camera when if I want to read something far away, or in the pre-Covid days sometimes if I wanted to read a specials board across the other side of a restaurant without going over to look at it, I would take a maximum zoom photo on my phone and pan around the picture on screen to read things that I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to read at a distance.
 
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