Noted Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo has said that he expects a high-end 6.7inm iPhone 12 to launch in 2020 with improved rear cameras. In a report seen by Macrumors, Kuo predicts that the largest screened iPhone will boast what is known as sensor-shift image stabilisation that could expand to the third wide angle lens on what we assume will be the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The wide angle lens on the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max doesn’t have stabilisation, so image results are handicapped compared to the phones’ main and telephoto lenses. Sensor shift tech would mean that stabilisation would apply across all three lenses in photo and video modes.
Apple says it improves the cameras on its iPhones every year but with such an accomplished mobile photography set up in the iphone 11 range, it’ll be hard to convince regular consumers to upgrade this year. This stabilisation could be the hook, as niche as it seems now.
While there are two other iPhone models expected this September, Kuo reckons this feature might be saved for the 6.7in model only. We would be sceptical of this unless Apple is looking to split its line up differently. If it goes for iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, we wouldn’t expect the Max to gain any hardware advantage over the smaller Pro.