As rumored earlier by Barclays analysts, some iPhone 13 models are likely to receive improved low-light performance on the ultra-wide camera. This is due to an upgraded aperture from f/2.4 to a wider f/1.8. A wider aperture allows more light to pass through the lens, improving on one of the ultrawide’s biggest flaws.
Respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo indicated in his recent investor note that supplier “Sunny Optical” has successfully verified their iPad 5P (5 elements, with the P standing for plastic) lens, meaning the chance of Apple utilising their 7P wide-angle lens for the iPhone 13 is now much more likely.
However, there is conflicting information as Barclays analysts believe the improvements will be coming to the entire iPhone 13 lineup, while Kuo believes that these upgrades will only be shipped to the Pro models, and then expanded in 2022 to the entire iPhone 14 lineup.