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This article was published on June 28, 2021

The iPhone 13 Pro will reportedly get ultra-wide autofocus for better landscape shots

The new lens will use six elements

The iPhone 13 Pro will reportedly get ultra-wide autofocus for better landscape shots
Ivan Mehta
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Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh." Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh."

The iPhone 12 series had its share of camera improvements, including ProRAW and a LiDAR sensor for Pro models. However, the overall imaging quality didn’t see as much of an improvement as in the iPhone 11 over the iPhone Xs.

This year, Apple is planning to switch things up with its camera set up and introduce autofocus in the ultra-wide-angle sensor. According to renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the company will introduce this functionality in the Pro models launching this year, and bring it to non-Pro models in 2022.

The wide-angle lens and the telephoto lens on the Pro models already have an autofocus feature, helping you to capture photos by concentrating on a single object in the frame. This new addition to the ultra-wide lens will assist you snap better landscape photos.

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Kuo also added that the ultra-wide sensor will get a hardware refresh and use six elements, instead of five. This should result in improved low-light photos in the ultra-wide mode.

We’re months away from iPhone 13’s formal launch, but leaks have already suggested that this year’s Apple flagships will get bigger batteries and support for a 120Hz refresh rate display. Can we get USB-C charging too? Or is it too much to ask for?

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