The upcoming Apple iPhone 13 series Pro models are likely to get several updates in the camera section. As per the latest reports, Apple iPhone 13 Pro and Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max will feature upgraded ultra-wide lenses in their rear cameras. A report by DigiTimes stated that the ultra-wide lens of the new iPhone models, expected to be launched in the second half of 2021, is going to adopt the sensor-shift optical image stabilization (OIS) technology along with automatic focus (AF).
With sensor-focused OIS’s help, the device shifts the sensor itself instead of the lens, thus producing sharper images. Understandably, Apple aims to provide better image quality with its next flagship, but as per the reports, this feature will not reach the base models.
The portal cited industry insiders for reporting that several Japan-based voice coil motor (VCM) suppliers have asked their contract makers in Taiwan to expand production by 40 percent by the end of June or early July this year.
The VCM suppliers in question are also responsible for supplying the motors used in iPhone 12 Pro Max. Hence, it is being speculated that the increased demand is for the upcoming iPhone.
As MacRumors pointed out, iPhone 12 Pro Max was the first iPhone to come with sensor-shift optical image stabilization for the wide lens. The iPhone 12 Pro, on the other hand, came with standard dual optical image stabilization for both the wide and telephoto lens.