An obvious iPhone 13 dummy leak suggests Apple plans to rearrange the rear-facing digicam format on some gadgets this yr.
It seems handsets with simply two digicam sensors — just like the common iPhone 13 and a doable iPhone 13 mini — might have their modules positioned in a diagonal orientation versus one above the opposite.
Apple sometimes makes considerably vital enhancements to iPhone digicam efficiency with each annual refresh. Current experiences have indicated we’ll see the identical from the iPhone 13 lineup this fall.
Whereas Professional fashions might get even higher Extremely Broad sensors with autofocus capabilities for the primary time, the extra reasonably priced iPhone 13 and 13 mini are additionally anticipated to see digicam sensor enhancements.
They might additionally get new rear-facing digicam layouts, if latest leaks are correct. However why?
iPhone 13 leak hints at new digicam format
iPhone 12, which additionally options two rear-facing digicam sensors — one Broad and one Extremely Broad — has its lenses positioned vertically. Earlier fashions, such because the iPhone 8 Plus, have their lenses positioned horizontally.
However with iPhone 13, Apple might place its two rear-facing cameras in a diagonal orientation for the primary time, in keeping with but extra leaked dummy models, this time shared on Chinese language micro-blogging web site Weibo.
This isn’t the primary time supposed leaks have hinted at this variation for iPhone 13’s cameras. Earlier dummy models, obtained by longtime leaker Sonny Dickson, additionally confirmed the identical design tweak.
In early June, we additionally noticed iPhone 13 CAD drawings, posted by Jon Prosser, that confirmed an identical digicam format.
Only for seems to be?
It’s unclear why Apple may prepare iPhone’s rear-facing digicam modules on this means unexpectedly. It’s unlikely that doing so would make any actual distinction to digicam efficiency.
It could possibly be that this design merely permits a greater match for the a whole bunch of miniature elements we see packed into iPhone nowadays. However it might even be for nothing greater than seems to be — a approach to make iPhone extra iconic.
A diagonal twin digicam format would make some iPhone fashions extra recognizable from the again, with third-party gadgets sometimes choosing the vertical or horizontal matches we’re all used to seeing.