iPhone 13 Pro Models to Feature Improved Wide-Angle Lens With Autofocus
TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released his latest investor note wherein he predicts the iPhone 13 Pro to feature an ultra-wide angle lens with autofocus support. A separate report also claims that Apple has starting pulling in orders from its suppliers for passive components that are needed for the production of its next-generation iPhone handsets.
Additionally, the analyst also claims that the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max ultra-wide angle lens may have six elements instead of five to improve the end result of images and videos. This will enable users to choose where to focus on, even when clicking a wide-angle photo.
Kuo’s note mentions that only the Pro models of this year’s iPhones will get the upgraded ultra-wide lens. However, he says that Apple is expected to bring the same improvements to all iPhone models with the next generation in 2022.
Separately, DigiTimes reports that the iPhone 13 production schedule seems to be on track with Apple pulling in orders for passive components from companies like Cyntec. This company is reported to be Apple's major supplier for power chokes on iPhones and it is likely to see a revenue growth by 25 percent YoY in Q2 2021. This is likely due to Apple expanding support for 5G mmWave to more regions. Component suppliers will also see orders from other Chinese handset makers as they gear up to launch more 5G phones in the second quarter.
The new iPhones are expected to be announced sometime between September and October of this year.