Rumours about the cameras in the next iPhone continue to contradict themselves. While early rumours suggested that the camera of the iPhone 13 would be largely unchanged from its predecessor, there is now increasingly convincing evidence of major improvements.
According to Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis and Thomas O'Malley, all four models of the iPhone 13 will be equipped with an upgraded ultra-wide-angle camera, as MacRumors reports. In this respect, the analysts contradict the renowned Apple expert Ming-Chi Kuo, who also predicts an upgrade, but only in the Pro models; the remaining iPhone models - presumably the 13 and 13 mini, although there's still a chance Apple will go for the 12s branding in late 2021 - will only receive this upgrade in the next generation, he claims.
However, all three experts agree that the ultra-wide-angle camera will be equipped with an upgraded aperture, f/1.8 instead of f/2.4. With a larger aperture, more light will hit the sensor, which means better images are possible even in poor lighting conditions.
Barclays also reports that the improved telephoto lens of the iPhone 12 Pro Max (65mm focal length and f/2.2) will also be installed in the iPhone 13 Pro.
A later leak suggests that the iPhone 13 will offer a camera feature for taking photography of the night sky.
We round up all the rumours about the cameras in the 2021 iPhone series here: iPhone 13 camera features coming in 2021.
To catch up on all the leaks and rumours as they emerge, check our regularly updated iPhone 13 news hub. If you are wondering whether to buy an iPhone 12 series or wait for the 2021 models, read: iPhone 12 vs iPhone 13: Why you should wait for a round up of the reasons to wait! (In March 2021 Kuo updated his predictions to indicate that The ultra-wide camera for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will be upgraded).
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This article originally appeared on Macwelt. Translation by David Price.