Is the iPhone 13 Going to Go Ultra-Wide?

iPhone 13 Camera News
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More news about the upcoming iPhone 13 is starting to leak—are we getting a new ultra-wide camera with auto-focus?

While some of us might be finally growing slightly restless with our iPhone 7s and its puny 28mm 12-megapixel camera, there is apparently a section of the Mac-loving world that is hungrily waiting for more news and specs to drop about the next Apple smartphone.

Certainly, the iPhone 12 (and iPhone 11, for that matter) boasts some terrific smartphone video functionality, but there is of course always room for improvement. (Did someone say 8K?)

One of those minor areas in which the iPhone 13 might improve upon its predecessor has to do with its ultra-wide capabilities and the fixed focus. However, news has been reported via MacRumors that there might be some big changes on the horizon…

Credit: MacRumors

An iPhone 13 Ultra-Wide Camera?

Firstly, as first found on Petapixel, these reports from Ming-Chi Kuo at MacRumors do appear to be quite credible. This is the same source that broke news on Apple’s iPhone developments in the past and has even reportedly been touting that the iPhone 13 wide-angle lens will be getting a tweak or two.

The big news here is that these reports are saying that the new iPhone 13 camera will finally unlock users from the fixed-focus functionality which the current iPhone 12 camera and lens are locked into.

We’re talking about full autofocus for the iPhone 13 with its ultra-wide-angle camera.

What's This Mean for Smartphone Filmmakers?

For smartphone filmmakers, videographers, TikTokers, and whatever the hell else these iPhone enthusiasts shoot with their smartphones, this should be quite revolutionary. 

It will certainly unlock plenty of new shooting possibilities as well as allow iPhone content creators to work in even tighter spaces and—for better or worse—with their cameras in selfie mode as they rely on autofocus to keep their shots looking great, no matter what they might be filming.

If these rumors turn out to be true, do you think you might be more interested in dropping your embarrassingly old iPhones now and picking up the new iPhone 13?

Or will you look to keep your smartphone in your pocket while on shoots and still use more traditional digital cameras for your video productions?

Let us know in the comments below!     

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I don't know why they keep going wider and wider... need more telephoto options.

June 29, 2021 at 7:07AM

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