iPhone 12? Here’s a Peek at What the iPhone 13’s Camera Might Look Like
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We haven’t even seen the iPhone 12 yet, but it seems that at least some leakers are already getting ahead of the game by looking to next year’s “iPhone 13,” offering up a few new details on what Apple’s next next-generation smartphone could look like.
We already have a pretty good idea of what the camera system on this year’s iPhone 12 will look like, thanks in part to Apple’s recently released iPad Pro, which built on last year’s iPhone 11 square camera bump design while adding in a LiDAR scanner where the iPhone 11 Pro gets a telephoto lens.
So there’s every reason to believe that the iPhone 12 Pro this year will also gain the new LiDAR scanner, adding it to the now familiar three-lens iPhone 11 Pro configuration. In fact, we’ve known for a while that a new LiDAR sensor was coming to the iPhone soon, so if anything it’s a surprise that it came to the iPad Pro first.
However, now the same leaker who most recently shared some schematic on the iPhone 12 camera layout is back to offer some insights on what’s next for Apple’s camera improvements in the 2021 iPhone lineup.
Four Cameras, Lots of Megapixels
An anonymous and occasional Apple leaker on Twitter, @choco_bit, who also recently shared predictions on Apple’s 2021 Lightning connector plans, has offered up some diagrams of an actual quad-camera layout — that is, four actual camera lenses, and not just the LiDAR scanner sitting in the fourth position.
In fact, according to the diagrams, the LiDAR scanner will exit the camera bump, taking up a spot just below, while a fourth camera will be added in the form of an anamorphic lens that provides an ultra-wide 2.1:1 aspect ratio.
While it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that Apple would be planning a transition to four-camera system, the camera specs that @choco_bit offers are downright startling, considering how conservative Apple tends to be when it comes to pixel counts.
According to the information provided, Apple’s primary shooter will get a bump to a staggering 64 megapixels, while the new anamorphic lens, designed for cinema-style video capture, will join it. Meanwhile, the telephoto and ultra-wide angle lenses will get a bump to 40 megapixels.
If this all sounds too good to be true, that’s probably because it very well may be. Even the leaker adds that their information should be taken with a “Huuuuugggeeeee amount of
[The information provided in this article has NOT been confirmed by Apple and may be speculation. Provided details may not be factual. Take all rumors, tech or otherwise, with a grain of salt.]