As the launch of the iPhone 13 lineup nears, so do the rumours. Popular tipster and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has shared in his investor note that Apple may continue to offer the same wide-angle lens as the one seen in the iPhone 12 series, claims a report by MacRumors.
The report suggests that the upcoming iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, and iPhone 13 Pro will feature the same 7P wide-angle lens with a f/1.6 aperture same as their respective iPhone 12 series handsets. Only the iPhone 13 Pro Max model is said to offer a f/1.5 aperture wide-angle lens, getting a marginal increase compared to the f/1.6 aperture on the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Further, Kuo also claims that Sunny Optical is set to be the new supplier for the 7P wide-angle lens and the mass production of the same is likely to begin by May.
“We expect Sunny Optical to successfully pass the quality verification of the 7P wide-angle lens order for iPhone 13. Because iPhone 13 mini, 13, and 13 Pro share the same f1.6 7P wide-angle lens (vs. 13 Pro Max’s f1.5 7P wide-angle lens), so Sunny Optical’s order is the most in-demand. We estimate that Sunny Optical will ship the 7P wide-angle lens of the iPhone 13 to LG Innotek as soon as May,” said Kuo in the investor note.
Earlier this month, Kuo also said that Apple plans to launch four models in the same exact screen sizes as the iPhone 12 models. Since the last couple of months, there have been reports about a lukewarm response to the cheapest Apple iPhone of 2020, iPhone 12 mini.