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9 Reasons to Wait for the iPhone 13 & 6 Reasons Not To

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Wait for Even Better Camera Performance

Wait for Even Better Camera Performance

Apple made some big changes to the iPhone's camera in 2020, but we could also see some major tweaks in 2021. 

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes at least one upcoming iPhone model will come with a periscope lens. If true, the 2021 models could have better optical zoom. 

Twitter user Fudge, who sometimes shares information about upcoming Apple products, also makes some claims about the iPhone 13's camera. 

Fudge says the iPhone 13 will come with a four sensor setup that might look like this:

  • 64MP wide-angle lens w/ 1x optical zoom and 6x digital zoom.
  • 40MP telephoto lens w/ 3x-5x optical zoom and 15-20x digital zoom.
  • 64MP anamorphic lens (2.1:1).
  • 40MP .25x min ultra wide lens w/ optical reverse zoom.
  • LiDAR 4.0.

The leaker says this information should be taken with a grain of salt, probably because Apple's plans can change during development. So while the company might be aiming for this, there's no guarantee it pans out.

LeaksApplePro also claims the iPhone 13 will have big camera improvements on board.

Ming-Chi Kuo also expects improvements to the camera. Kuo has stated that the Ultra Wide cameras on the two high-end models (iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max) could get upgraded to f/1.8, 6P (six-element lens) with autofocus.

In early January, Kuo walked back these predictions and stated that Apple may not make significant upgrades to the iPhone's camera lens for a couple of years.

In a newer report, Kuo claims the iPhone 13 series is now more likely to see upgrades to the Ultra Wide camera with major improvements to low-light performance.

In a research note, Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis and Thomas O'Malley claim that all four upcoming iPhone 13 models will indeed come with an upgraded Ultra Wide camera lens with a wider ƒ/1.8 aperture.

Digitimes believes Apple will upgrade the iPhone 13's Ultra Wide angle lens. Specifically, it believes it will jump from 5P to 6P.

We've also heard that Apple might bring the LiDAR Scanner to the entire iPhone 13 lineup as opposed to keeping exclusive to the "Pro" series. 

Leaker Max Weinbach via YouTube channel EverythingApplePro says the iPhone 13's camera will also come with astrophotography upgrades. Astrophotography, of course, refers to photography of astronomy/the nighttime sky. 

Keep an eye out for additional rumors as we push through the year. 

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