The iPhone 12 has barely been out long enough to make an impression, but that isn’t stopping speculation from coming in surrounding Apple’s next flagship smartphone. Respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is already providing us with information on the iPhone 13, specifically pertaining to its display and camera.
Kuo predicts that the upcoming version of the iPhone will feature the same overall design and screen size as the iPhone 12. From a performance standpoint, the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are rumored to have an upgraded ultrawide camera, improving the f/2.4, five-element lens setup of the iPhone 12 to a six-element lens with autofocus. The enhancement is expected to result in better low-light photography.
In addition to the improved ultrawide camera, which Kuo believes will be standard across the entire iPhone 13 lineup, the Apple insider foresees a future version of the smartphone having a periscope telephoto lens to allow for increased optical zoom, likely in 2022. Such a design would seemingly see lenses being spaced out inside the body of the phone, with a mirror pointing them out the back.
Aside from the camera upgrade, Kuo predicts that the iPhone 13 will be entirely port-free and have 120Hz ProMotion displays, as well as a new version of Touch ID built into the display or power button.
This isn’t the first we’ve heard of Apple’s next iPhone, however. Back in May, a design leak revealed the rumored camera layout of the iPhone 13, which may have a 64-megapixel shooter with a wide lens and 1x optical zoom (6x digital zoom), a 40MP telephoto lens with 3x to 5x optical zoom (15-20x digital zoom), 40MP ultra-wide with 0.25x “optical reverse zoom,” and a 40MP anamorphic lens with a 2.1:1 ratio.
These are all mere speculations at the moment, as it will likely be many months before Apple officially speaks on the iPhone 13. In the meantime, you can read more about Ming-Chi Kuo’s predictions here.