Apple would improve the ultra-wide-angle device, thanks to autofocus

Apple would add autofocus on the ultra wide-angle module of the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. A function that could suggest the arrival of a macro mode.

Bloc photo de l'iPhone 12 Pro

IPhone 12 Pro photo block // Source: Arnaud Gelineau, Frandroid

Smartphone users are now familiar with the principle of autofocus. By pressing an area of ​​the image on the smartphone screen, the focus will be in a different place, making it sharper, while areas closer or further away will be more blurred. A good way to choose which area of ​​the image should be highlighted.

This autofocus was already available on iPhones with the main camera, wide-angle and telephoto. However, the ultra-wide-angle module did not take advantage of it until now. This should change with the next iteration of smartphones from Apple. According to information from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, generally very well informed about the plans of the American manufacturer, Apple is indeed preparing the arrival of autofocus on the ultra wide-angle camera of the iPhone 13.

Until now, the iPhone’s ultra-wide-angle photo module did not offer autofocus on the ultra-wide-angle module. It must be said that due to the smaller size of the photo sensor and the low aperture offered, the bokeh blur was not particularly present. From then on, a fixed focus was sufficient, especially since these modules are mainly used to take pictures of landscapes or wide or long distance elements.

An autofocus that could be used for a macro mode

Another lead for the integration of autofocus on this sensor can be the arrival of a macro mode on the iPhone 13. Indeed, premium Android smartphones generally use the ultra wide-angle module, coupled with an autofocus. , to take pictures at a very short distance.

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Autofocus would not however make its arrival on the entire iPhone 13 range, but only on the two most premium models, the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

However, it will take patience before discovering these two new phones. Apple should indeed present its smartphones at the start of the next school year, as is the case every year.

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