iPhone 12 Will Reportedly Feature Improved Autofocus, 2022 iPhone Will Get Periscope Lens

We’re just a couple of months or so away from Apple finally taking the wraps off the iPhone 12 and according to supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, we have improved camera autofocus to look forward to.

According to Kuo, Semco and Sunny Optical will supply the kit for the iPhone 12 cameras, with the former’s ball-based voice coil motor set to improve focus over the previous spring-based design.

The same company will also reportedly bring a new periscope telephoto lens to the iPhone in 2022, too.

That alone is a big deal, with a periscope system allowing the camera to be mounted differently, potentially preventing the need for it to stick out from the back of the handset while also increasing zoom range capabilities.

Apple is largely expected to announce as many as four new iPhones in September or October. Two iPhone 12 handsets will come in 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch sizes, while the latter will also be joined by an iPhone 12 Pro model. A massive iPhone 12 Pro Max will also be available with a 6.7-inch screen.

While Apple would normally announce the iPhone lineup in the beginning of September, it’s thought the availability of the new models could be delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. In that case, it’s unknown whether Apple will delay the announcement, too.

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