The iPhone 13 will most likely be revealed later in the year and, of course, the internet is buzzing with rumors and more or less reliable leaks. The latest one suggests that the device will see some big improvements in the camera department.
Allegedly, all the models in the iPhone 13 series will come with the sensor-shift OIS tech. We’ve had a previous report a while ago that stated the iPhone will get much better as far as voice coil motors go, so this new leak stands in line with previous ones.
VCMs (Voice Coil Motors) helps the camera’s focus function, allowing it to lock on the subject and move more precisely.
High demand for sensor-shift stabilization
The sensor-shift stabilization, also known as In-Body Stabilisation (IBIS) helps the camera sensor reach optimum stabilization: by using a floating sensor, it makes up for any movement that might be happening within the camera when the user is using the phone. By creating this counterbalance, videos will be free of shakes and look smoother than those that do not have OIS applied.
Of course, it also contributes to taking photos that are properly in focus, getting rid of that shaky hand’s effect we’ve all been guilty of at some point or another.
The sensor-shift stabilization is not new, as Apple has introduced alongside last year’s iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max but this new form of OIS, at least according to industry sources, will increase demand for VCMs as early as June.
The same sources state that the companies that make the components have been told to increase their capacity by 40% in order to be prepared for the high iPhone demand.
Other iPhone 13 rumors
It is expected that the iPhone 13 will have a solid number of camera upgrades, including a change in the aperture on the ultra-wide camera, a boost from 2x to 2.5x in the telephoto range as well as the addition of a LiDAR scanner to the basic iPhone 13, a feature that has so far been reserved only for the Pro line.
The iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max both support Dolby Vision recording which most likely means that the iPhone 13 will also have the same feature, though we are not sure if it will see any type of upgrade.
In addition to that, both the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max are rumored to feature Samsung’s 120Hz ProMotion displays and will have the 5nm A15 chipset under the hood.
The iPhone 13 is expected to make an appearance sometime in September but we will definitely come across more leaks and rumors until then so don’t worry – we’ll keep you updated!