While there’s little doubt that the iPhone 12 Pro will get some nice camera improvements, the leaks on exactly how nice have actually varied widely. What we do know is that any significant improvements will be limited to the iPhone Pro, with every report thus far saying the iPhone 12 is going to stick with the dual-lens configuration.
Max Weinbach of EverythingApplePro weighed in earlier this year suggesting that Apple will bump the main camera to 64MP, while later leaks shared diagrams of the somewhat obvious inclusion of a LiDAR scanner alongside the existing three lenses.
The leaks haven’t offered much other insight on what Apple might do with this year’s cameras, but a more recent leak has suggested that the high megapixel counts may be saved for the 2021 iPhone 13, which could also gain a fourth “anamorphic” lens for shooting cinematic videos.
Our take: Apple doesn’t usually chase high megapixel counts, so we wouldn’t count on seeing any huge jumps this year. The addition of a LiDAR scanner is pretty much a given for the iPhone 12 Pro, however, considering that it’s already arrived in the 2020 iPad Pro.