iPhone 13 specs: Kuo updates predictions on ultra-wide camera upgrades; Jon Prosser says 120Hz refresh rate is ‘100%’ happening
Renowned industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has updated a previous prediction about the iPhone 13 cameras, now suggesting that upgraded lenses will not be limited to the Pro models. Meanwhile, leaker Jon Prosser has reiterated that the rumored 120Hz refresh rate is very likely launching later this year, at least for some devices.
Kuo updates iPhone 13 prediction on camera specs
Back in November, Kuo noted that Apple could upgrade the ultra-wide camera lens on the iPhone 13 Pro models. However, his latest investor note for TFI Securities (via MacRumors) indicated that there is more reason to believe that the camera upgrade could extend even to the base models.
Kuo reportedly noted that the verification of the iPad 5P lens from Apple’s China-based supplier Sunny Optical has “gone smoothly.” As a result, Sunny Optical is now believed to be more likely to provide 7P wide-angle lenses for the iPhone 13 series in the second half of the year.
It can be recalled that Barclays analysts have recently predicted that all iPhone 13 devices are getting improved ultra-wide cameras. The lenses are also expected to have a wider aperture, allowing for more light to pass through when capturing pictures in low-light situations. Over the last few years, massive improvements in low-light pictures have been mostly focused on the Pro models, so it is going to be interesting how these changes will improve the overall selling point of the non-Pro iPhone 13 models.
Prosser: iPhone 13’s 120Hz refresh rate is ‘100%’ possible, at least, on the Pro models
Even before releasing the iPhone 12 lineup, Apple was rumored to add a 120Hz refresh rate to its premium smartphones. Since it launched ProMotion support on iPad Pro, Apple fans have been counting the days to see it happen for iPhones as well.
Prosser, one of the reliable leakers out there, told followers in the latest Front Page Tech video that the 120Hz refresh rate adoption is “100%” happening. He said that the deal with manufacturers to supply 120Hz-capable displays has been “done,” but he does not expect the change to happen to the base models.
iPhone 13 is not expected to launch until September. It is then quite surprising that this much information has already been leaked. Prosser suspects that Apple’s new policy of enforcing work-for-home arrangements due to COVID-19 made it easier for the information to leak earlier than usual.