Ming-Chi Kuo, one of the most authoritative Apple insiders and an analyst at TF International Securities, a financial services group in the Asia-Pacific region, has revealed new details about the iPhone 13 lineup, which will be released next fall.
According to Kuo, the 2021 iPhones will retain the new form factor and dimensions of the iPhone 12 line. At the same time, one of the iPhone 13 Pro line innovations will be a new ultra-wide camera with f/1.8 aperture and autofocus (versus f/2.4 with a fixed focus on iPhone 12). The new camera will allow to capture more light and take sharper shots at close range.
At the same time, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini will receive the same ultra-wide cameras as the current generation of iPhones. The updated ultra-wide-angle module will become the standard for the entire line only in 2022 with the release of the iPhone 14.
Also, Min-Chi Kuo said that the 2022 iPhone might have a periscope telephoto lens that can significantly increase the iPhone's optical zoom capabilities.
According to Kuo's previous insights, the iPhone 13 will be the first iPhone without any connectors, a 120Hz ProMotion display (like the iPad Pro), and a new generation of Touch ID that will be integrated into the display or power button. Thus, while future innovations will visually correspond to the design of the iPhone 12, they may come with significant hardware changes.