Veteran Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed in his recent note to investors that the rear camera on Apple’s next-generation ‘iPhone 13’ launching later this year will feature the same wide-angle lens as the current iPhone 12 series, MacRumors is reporting.
The analyst claims that the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, and iPhone 13 Pro will feature the same 7P wide-angle lens with a ƒ1.6 aperture as their respective iPhone 12 counterparts.
Kuo further noted that the larger iPhone 13 Pro Max will have a ƒ1.5 aperture wide-angle lens, offering a slight increase compared to the ƒ1.6 aperture on the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
We expect Sunny Optical to successfully pass the quality verification of the 7P wide-angle lens order for iPhone 13. Because iPhone 13 mini, 13, and 13 Pro share the same f1.6 7P wide-angle lens (vs. 13 Pro Max’s f1.5 7P wide-angle lens), so Sunny Optical’s order is the most in-demand. We estimate that Sunny Optical will ship the 7P wide-angle lens of the iPhone 13 to LG Innotek as soon as May.
Kuo believes the mass production of the iPhone 13 camera system could begin as soon as May.