Apple iPhone 13 Pro will have a more prominent rear camera module
This makes sense considering that the iPhone model features significantly better camera performance this year.
A silicone cover revealed that the iPhone 13 Pro easily has the biggest camera module of any iPhone already had. This makes sense considering that the iPhone features significantly better camera performance this year.
Attach the cover of the iPhone 13 Pro on a iPhone 12 Pro gives us an idea of how big the difference is. Based on the image shared by the Apple Insider as seen above, it is safe to assume that the iPhone 13 Pro will have a camera module larger by about a third. Coincidence, because the size of the notch on the front has also been reduced by a third.
Announced this Tuesday, the iPhone 13 Pro brings in a number of updates in the chambers. The main camera has a new larger sensor with a wider f/1.5 aperture for a 2.2x improvement in low-light shots.
The ultra-wide sensor has also seen some upgrades and now has an f/1.8 aperture. This is much larger than the f/2.4 equivalent of the iPhone 12 Pro. Finally, the 12MP telephoto lens got a boost from a 2x optical zoom in the iPhone 12 Proand a 3x optical zoom on the iPhone 13 Pro.
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There are no crazy megapixel numbers with any of the sensors this year either, as all the cameras in the Apple iPhone 13 Pro have 12MP sensors, including the selfie sensor, just like its predecessor.
Still, the camera upgrades are significant enough to warrant a much larger camera module. Additionally, the depth of the camera module has likely been increased, causing it to protrude further than ever before.
This is probably because of a new sensor shift stabilization technology in the wide-angle camera, which makes it possible to stack two sensors diagonally instead of their usual vertical layout.
The iPhone 13 Pro starts selling for $999 and pre-orders for the new iPhone will begin today at 5:00 AM Pacific Time, followed by an official launch on September 24th.