As per some industry reports, Apple is apparently aiming to bring sensor-shift optical image stabilisation to the entire iPhone 13 series. According to a DigiTimes report, next-generation iPhones scheduled to unveil in the second half of 2021 would all come with sensor-shift stabilisation technology. On the wide lens of the iPhone 12 Pro Max, the Cupertino-based tech giant first introduced sensor-shift stabilization. In place of the lens, the technology stabilises the camera’s sensor. As per Apple’s website, so far, sensor-shift stabilisation was only on DSLR cameras. Apple claims that this is the first time it’s been adapted for the iPhone.
It further says that whether you’re shooting video of your kids as you chase them around the park or holding your iPhone out of the window on a rough road, users will get more detailed stabilisation than ever. Apart from this, the iPhone 13 series is also tipped to get Direct Time-of-Flight (D-ToF) technology. A US-based company called II-VI would be providing these sensors. The company would be entering Apple’s supply chain for its next-generation iPhone models. The iPhone 13 series may be identical to the iPhone 12 series phones. The series is likely to come with a 5.4-inch iPhone 13 Mini, 6.1-inch iPhone 13, 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max.
With autofocus, the Ultra-Wide cameras on the two high-tech models would be pointedly upgraded to f/1.8, 6P (six-element lens). As of now, all the current iPhone 12 models are equipped with f/2.4, 5P (five-element lens) Ultra-Wide cameras with fixed focus.