Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!
  • Did you order new AirTags? We've opened a dedicated AirTags forum.

MacRumors

macrumors bot
Original poster
Apr 12, 2001
52,438
14,142


The next-generation iPhone 12 lineup coming in fall 2020 isn't out yet, but Fudge (@choco_bit), a leaker who sometimes shares information on upcoming Apple devices, today offered up details on what Apple has in store for the 2021 iPhone 13's camera setup.

allegediphone13camera.jpg

A simple design drawing depicts a device with a four camera array, which Fudge claims will have the following features:
  • 64-megapixel wide-angle lens with 1x optical zoom 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 .25x min ultra wide-angle lens with optical reverse zoom
  • LiDAR 4.0
The leaker says that the information should be taken with a "Huuuuugggeeeee amount of 🧂," suggesting the source of the rumor is questionable or it's so early that the camera setup could change. Apple makes plans for iPhones well ahead of when a new device is released, but plans change and are tweaked and there's quite a ways to go before the iPhone 13's final design needs to be nailed down.

The rumored iPhone 13 camera is wildly different from what's in the iPhone 11, and while Apple does make major camera improvements each year, the company has thus far shied away from super high megapixel cameras in its iPhones.

The iPhone 11 Pro features a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 12-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera, and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera.

There have been some rumors indicating the iPhone 12 models coming in 2020 could get a 64-megapixel wide-angle camera along with a telephoto lens that supports 3x optical zoom (up from 2x), but we've heard surprisingly little about the camera technology.

Most rumors have focused on the inclusion of 3D camera technology in the iPhone 12, which is expected to be similar to the LiDAR Scanner feature that Apple introduced in 2020 iPad Pro models.

In 2020, higher-end iPhone 12 models are expected to continue to feature triple-lens camera setups, while the lower-end iPhone 12 models will continue to offer dual-lens camera setups. The 2021 iPhones will probably be similar, with the best camera technology reserved for the more expensive devices.

Update: YouTuber Jon Prosser says that the image associated with the detail is "not real" and that the iPhone coming in 2021 will feature the same layout as the 2020 iPhone.



Leaker L0vetodream, who has also shared accurate information about Apple's plans, says that the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 13 will look different, however, seemingly agreeing with the original rumor.



Article Link: Leaker Shares Details on 'iPhone 13' Camera [Updated]
 
Last edited:

xxray

macrumors 65816
Jul 27, 2013
1,483
2,626
The leaker says that the information should be taken with a "Huuuuugggeeeee amount of 🧂," suggesting the source of the rumor is questionable or it's so early that the camera setup could change.

Wouldn’t this mean it should be taken very seriously? “A grain of salt” should mean insignificant, while I would think a huge amount of salt would be significant.
 
Comment

naturalstar

macrumors demi-goddess
Mar 9, 2012
1,922
2,515
And yet, still not as many lenses as on some other phones out there. At least there's a bit of symmetry here.
 
Comment

CPx

macrumors 6502a
Sep 6, 2013
578
312
That means cases will have to accomodate that extra black-colored circle which I assume is meant to be the LIDAR? That's a bummer, I was hoping for a clean look.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Marlon DLTH :)
Comment

munpip214

macrumors 6502
Feb 21, 2011
337
752
64MP on a teensy phone sensor doesn't make sense. The $3500 Sony A7R IV has a 35mm full frame sensor with 61MP.
Only if they use the extra pixels to downconvert to a 16MP image instead, which is more useful and likely. You don't need this level of resolution on a phone. Plus pixel size is so small that light/noise is impacted
 
Comment

Puppuccino

macrumors 6502
Sep 24, 2019
439
413
Wouldn’t this mean it should be taken very seriously? “A grain of salt” should mean insignificant, while I would think a huge amount of salt would be significant.

No it means the opposite.

So a huge amount of salt, or a large grain of a singular salt means take it even less seriously.

Don’t take salt seriously, kids. It’s bad for your heart and iPhone rumours.
 
  • Like
Reactions: centauratlas
Comment

mozumder

macrumors 65816
Mar 9, 2009
1,008
3,153
Hilariously fake. Dedicated video lens with 64 megapixels? LOLOLOL

A 4k video is only 8 megapixels, and then you lose even more resolution with 4:2:2 chroma subsampling.
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.