Think the iPhone 11 Pro has an excellent camera? You haven’t seen anything yet, says a new report from EverythingApplePro and Max Weinbach. The latest tidbits to come out of the rumor mill suggests Apple may be upping the camera game again in the iPhone 12 Pro.
According to well-known leaker Max Weinbach, the iPhone 12 Pro may ship with a massive 64-megapixel rear camera setup that dwarfs the 12-megapixel lens on the iPhone 11 Pro. The iPhone 11 Pro already takes terrific photos, so it will be exciting to see what artists can do with a camera of that caliber.
Megapixels are important, but they are only a small part of the camera experience. Apple reportedly is increasing the aperture of the wide-angle camera to f/1.6 and incorporating a new and improved version of Smart HDR. This 35 percent increase will boost the amount of light captured by the sensor, while the new HDR will help balance it off.
Apple also may improve the focal length of its camera, allowing for an even closer-up macro mode. This new macro mode would enable you to get 2.2cm closer to an object then you can with the existing iPhone cameras. There is no mention of optical image stabilization, so this feature likely won’t debut on the iPhone 12.
Night Mode also may roll out to all the cameras on the phone, including the three rear lenses and the single on the front. This Night Mode expansion is dependent on Apple clearing up software discrepancies with the ultra-wide-angle sensor and the front selfie sensor.
Beyond the camera, the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max may ship with a bigger battery (4,400mAh) to help offset the expected power drain from the 5G connectivity. Verizon is excited by the 5G support, reportedly, and has asked Apple to build an exclusive iPhone branded with the carrier’s black and red colors. This probably won’t happen, says Weinbach.
Also, you should expect to see the controversial notch to remain on the iPhone 12. Debuting with the iPhone X, not everyone appreciated the dip in the display. Like it or not, we probably will have it for another year. The notch likely will disappear when Apple refines its rumored periscope lens, which would allow Face ID to be integrated into the top bezel. With Face ID in the bezel, the notch could be removed, but we may not see that advancement for a few more years.