In an investor note obtained by MacRumors this past weekend, Ming-Chi Kuo said the high-end models of the upcoming iPhone 13 lineup, i.e. the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, will be featuring an upgraded ultra-wide camera with autofocus.
Currently, the high-end iPhone models, the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max, have a fixed focal ultra-wide camera. Compared to a fixed-focused lens in ultra-wide mode, autofocus on an ultra-wide lens would help ensure your subject is more clear with sharper images overall, regardless of the distance between you and your subject.
Kuo has also stated that the iPhone 13 could feature other camera improvements, including improved low-light performance.
Good news for those who don’t go the “Pro” route: speaking more in longer terms, Kuo also share some additional info on the iPhone 14 slated for 2022. According to Kuo, Apple plans to expand autofocus for the ultra-wide camera to all four models of the iPhone 14 lineup.