It’s being reported that this year’s iPhone 13 Pro may support an ultra-wide lens with an autofocus feature. Although Apple has yet to announce its new line of flagship devices, it’s expected that the iPhone 13 and its Pro and Pro Max options will be announced later this year.
News of the iPhone 13 Pro’s ultra-wide lens and its autofocus support comes by way of 9to5Mac who reports that TF International Securities Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new research note. Kuo states that he expects Apple to launch its iPhone 13 Pro with the enhanced camera and feature.
Currently, the ultra-wide camera lens supported on the iPhone are fixed-focus. With the transition to autofocus, those using the iPhone 13 Pro could manually adjust what the camera focuses on. This will be similar to how the wide-angle and telephoto lenses operate.
Kuo’s research note also reportedly discusses how the iPhone 13 Pro’s ultra-wide lens will have six elements rather than five. As a result, users may see that the lens is capable of capturing images and video with higher quality. This may assist in bringing the ultra-wide lens up to par alongside the wide-angle and telephoto lenses. Additionally, Kuo believes that although the improvements will only be seen on the Pro model later this year, Apple may utilize the upgrades and implement them into all models of the 2022 iPhone lineup.
Apple has yet to hint at when we can expect an official announcement of the iPhone 13. Typically, the company hosts an event around September or October and showcases the new devices prior to release.