iPhone 13 Lineup to Feature Upgraded Ultra-Wide Camera System: Ming-Chi Kuo

Supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that iPhone 13 lineup is now much more likely to get a big upgrade to its Ultra-Wide camera through a new 7P Ultra Wide lens.

A new report from MacRumors notes that thanks to the lens verification improvements and pretty intensified competition in Apple’s camera supply chain, we can now expect an improved Ultra-Wide camera on the iPhone 13 series.

The analyst says that China-based lens manufacturer Sunny Optical has completed Apple’s validation process on the existing iPad Pro camera lens. This lens is expected to ship in what remains of the first calendar quarter, and total about 15 percent of Apple’s full demand for the product.

What is specified, however, is that the successful verification of Sunny Optical’s iPad lens means “that the probability of shipment of the 7P wide-angle lens for the new 2H21 iPhone has greatly increased.” Within the supply chain, Kuo states that Sunny Optical’s greater competition will put pressure on suppliers like Largan.

Apple is projected to take the wraps off new iPhones this September, and this time there’s a good chance we won’t have to deal with any delays.

Kuo previously said Apple wants to launch all iPhones at the same time, so the company is now focusing more on the pre-launch phases of the iPhone 13 development, all in an attempt to make sure no delays are experienced.