Apple is trying to improve optical zoom performance in iPhone 13
Just weeks after the iPhone 12, reports of Apple’s next-generation smartphones began to surface one after another. According to DigiTimes, Apple wants to partner with South Korean companies on periscope cameras to improve the optical zoom performance of the iPhone 13.
Samsung’s periscope camera coming to iPhone 13
The source claims that South Korean giant Samsung should become Apple’s key partner. The company has previously used periscope cameras in its flagship smartphones; for example, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has implemented a 100x zoom, which in fact turned out to be unusable for real use. There are already quite a few phones on the market with similar cameras, including the Huawei P40 Pro, Vivo X50 Pro +, OPPO Find X2 Pro, Huawei Mate40 Pro so on.
Earlier, the South Korean giant acquired the company Corephotonis, which has developed a scaling technology for smartphones. Before that, an Israeli company had sued Samsung and Apple for patent infringement on telephoto zoom technology. Now the company is owned by Samsung, so the patents belong to it. Experts believe that now Apple will have to cooperate with Samsung.
However, there are no reports so far that Apple and Samsung have signed an agreement on the supply of appropriate components for the iPhone 13.