The next generation iPhone 12 range coming in the fall of 2020 is not out yet, but Fudge (@choco_bit), a leaker that sometimes shares information about upcoming Apple devices, today offered information about what Apple has in store for the 2021 iPhone 13’s camera setup.
A simple design drawing shows a unit 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 recording (2.1: 1)
- 40-megapixel .25x min ultra wide-angle lens with optical reverse zoom
- LiDAR 4.0
The doctor says the information should be taken with a “Huuuuugguggeeeeee amount of 🧂”, which suggests the source of the rumor is questionable or it is too early for the camera setting to be changed. Apple is making plans for iPhones well in advance of the release of a new device, but plans are changing and adjusting and there is a whole way to go before iPhone 13’s final design needs to be nailed down.
The rumored iPhone 13 camera is very different from what’s in the iPhone 11, and while Apple is making major camera improvements every year, the company has so 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 wide-angle camera and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera.
There have been some rumors that the PiPhone 12 models coming 2020 could get a 64-megapixel wide-angle camera along with a telephoto lens that supports 3x optical zoom (up from 2x), but we have been a bit surprised by the camera technology.
Most rumors have focused on the introduction of 3D camera technology into the iPhone 12, which is expected to be similar to the LiDAR Scanner feature that Apple introduced in the iPad iPad Pro models in 2020.
By 2020, higheriPhone 12 models with higher end are expected to continue to include settings of three-lens cameras, while the lower endiPhone 12 models will continue to offer dual-lens camera extensions. The 2021 iPhones will probably be similar, with the best camera technology reserved for the more expensive devices.