Our modern smartphones are already very capable when it comes to photography. IPhones, for example, make it easy to take great shots. And the iPhone 13 could do even better.
With each new generation of smartphones, its share of novelties. Apple is obviously familiar with this. Certain axes are always improved from one year to the next, in quite variable proportions. The iPhone 13, could take a giant step forward when it comes to low-light photography. Why ? How? ‘Or’ What ? Explanation.
The iPhone 13 could have an improved ultra wide lens
The native iPhone Camera app currently has Night Mode which allows you to take brighter shots when the camera software detects the scene is a little too dark. An appreciable feature compared to the use of a flash, a fortiori of a flash like those which are integrated in our smartphones and which often offer photos of very questionable quality.
with an aperture going from f / 2.4 to f / 1.8
That being said, according to Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis and Thomas O’Malley, it looks like the iPhone 13’s camera has a hardware upgrade that would make the phone much better in low light. The two men say Apple could change the aperture of its ultra-wide lens from f / 2.4 to f / 1.8.
This would represent a considerable leap in terms of openness. Usually, for traditional purposes, such a change in aperture is very important, and greatly increases the price of the accessory. For those who don’t know, the aperture determines the amount of light that enters the device. A camera with a large aperture lets in more light, which greatly helps with the brightness of the shots in less lighted situations.
This means, in theory at least, that an iPhone 13 thus equipped would be better equipped than its predecessor to take good shots in low light. Analysts say these changes would be passed on to all four iPhone 13 models, which contradicts the predictions of renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who recently hinted that only Pro models would benefit from the improvement. To be continued !
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.