31 December 2020
Apple iPhone models coming in 2021, presumably called the iPhone 13 may see big upgrades around the camera. According to a research note given by the famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and obtained by MacRumors, the top two iPhone models of 2021 will see camera improvements.
The two models presumably called the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will have an improved f/1.8, 6P (six-element lens) with autofocus instead of the f/2.4, P (five-element lens) ultra-wide lens present on the current iPhone 12 range.
Looking further ahead, Kuo believes all the new 2022 iPhones, presumably called the iPhone 14 series will be equipped with the same improved ultra-wide camera. He goes on to mention that it appears Largan is likely to become the major supplier of voice coil motors (VCM) for the improved ultra-wide cameras. Kuo believes Largan is likely to get as many as 70% of orders for the iPhone 13 series.
Kuo also provides an early prediction on the shipments for the iPhone 13 in his investors’ note. According to Kuo, the improved camera system will help in accelerating the shipments for the iPhone 13. He also believes that 5G infrastructure will be more robust in the coming year, so this could also be a big contributor to the increased number of shipments.
Kuo also believes the iPhone 13 will come in the same four model sizes as this year’s iPhone 12.
Apple iPhone 12 series went official last month only and we have started getting insights on the successor already. Recently, Display analyst Ross Young also claimed that the 2021 devices will come in the same sizes as the iPhone 12 models. He also added that the upcoming models will spot 120Hz ProMotion displays, improved camera sensors, and a sub-6GHz 5G connectivity.