According to a new report coming from the supply chain, Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed that the iPhone 13 Pro Max will have a better primary lens than the rest of the line. This means that the wide-angle camera will have a slightly wider aperture than the iPhone 13 and other devices.
There is no doubt that Apple wants to differentiate the iPhone 13 Pro Max as much as possible from the rest
As with the current version of the iPhone 12 Pro Max, Apple wants to establish a fine line between its largest model and the others. Currently, the wide angle is ƒ / 1.6 which it will change for this year going to ƒ / 1.5 in the Pro Max model.
The report quotes (via 9to5Mac Y MacRumors) that Sunny Optical, the lens supplier, will have to pass the quality check on the aforementioned lens. At the latest, starting the second quarter until the month of May, Sunny Optical has to ship the new wide-angle lens to LG Innotek for the total assembly.
Something that has contributed to Apple being encouraged to change these small details is that they are their own designers, that is, the slow ones are designed by those from Cupertino and manufactured by Sunny Optical.
Greater aperture, greater passage of light
Given this rumor, we can assume that Apple will mention in its next presentation that the iPhone 13 Pro Max will allow a higher percentage of light input. The difference in the real world will not be as much as it may sound in the presentation itself.
Another major improvement over the camera will fall on the ultra wide angle lens. It will go from ƒ / 2.4 to ƒ / 1.8. This will help your night photos, they will look sharper and with less noise. On the lenses, there is data that indicates that Apple will increase the number of items. From 5 to 6 elements that will contribute to reduce distortion in terms of camera shake. Lastly, the ultra-wide angle lens is expected to adopt autofocus as it is currently fixed focus.