TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has launched a brand-new research study note, seen by MacRumors, that information his expectations for next year’s iPhone lineup, tentatively called “iPhone 13,” including some favorable shipment predictions based on a number of elements.
According to Kuo, the iPhone 13 will come in the very same 4 model sizes as this year’s iPhone 12, but with some significant enhancements to the camera innovation. Specifically, Kuo states the Ultra Wide electronic cameras on the 2 high-end models will be significantly upgraded to f/1.8, 6P (six-element lens) with autofocus. All the existing iPhone 12 designs are equipped with f/2.4, 5P(five-element lens )Ultra
Wide electronic cameras with fixed focus. Looking further ahead, Kuo states he also expects all the new 2022 iPhones (tentatively called the iPhone 14 series) to be geared up with the exact same enhanced Ultra Wide camera with f/1.8, 6P and autofocus. Kuo specifies that Largan is likely to become the significant provider of voice coil motors (VCM) for the improved Ultra Wide electronic cameras. It is anticipated that Largan will acquire about 70% of the VCM orders for the iPhone 13 under the benefits of vertical integration of lens production and VCM, versus 50% of the iPhone 12 series’ Ultra Wide angle lens.
Kuo believes that deliveries for the iPhone 13 will increase year-on-year and provides a positive outlook for the supply chain due to several aspects, including a more robust 5G facilities in 2H21, a return to the conventional September timeframe for iPhone mass production and sale, and the abovementioned substantial camera enhancements to iPhone 13.
iPhone 13 rumors from other sources have actually been thin on the ground, although the notch on Apple’s 2021 “iPhone 13” lineup may be smaller sized, according to one leaker. Show analyst Ross Young has likewise claimed the 2021 gadgets will come in the same sizes as the iPhone 12 models, and will sport 120Hz-capable ProMotion screens, enhanced cam sensors, and sub-6GHz 5G connection.