Wait for Even Better Cameras
Apple is reportedly making some big changes to the iPhone's camera in 2020, but it looks like at least one feature will be reserved for the most expensive model.
According to Bloomberg, Apple is planning to put laser-powered time-of-flight 3D cameras on the iPhone. This should lead to big improvements to Augmented Reality (AR).
There's also chatter about Night Mode support for the wide-angle, telephoto lens, and the front-facing camera as well as optical image stabilization in all three rear camera sensors.
In a recent note, respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the 6.7-inch 2020 iPhone (the iPhone 11 Pro Max's replacement) will also feature sensor-shift image stabilization.
In the same note, Kuo states that this technology will expand to two to three new iPhone models in 2021.
On top of that, Kuo believes at least one upcoming iPhone model will come with a periscope lens. If true, we could see 5x or 10x optical zoom come to the iPhone. iPhones currently go up to 2x optical zoom and 10x digital 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:
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 next year.
Keep an eye out for additional rumors as we push move through the year.
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