Models made from diagrams intended for accessory manufacturers show that the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s photo sensors will be significantly larger than on the previous generation. The lens footprint increases significantly as does the thickness of the photo sensor module. This new leak seems to confirm information that has surfaced in recent weeks.

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The specialized YouTuber EverythingApplePro has got its hands on the first models of the iPhone 13 Pro Max. This type of template is generally intended for manufacturers of accessories upstream of the output of the devices. They make it possible to design covers and supports adapted within minimal margins of tolerance to the form factor of the new iPhones.

This type of object is expected to have all dimensions faithful to the device it is supposed to represent.. And if there is something that is immediately obvious, it is the size of the photo sensors and the thickness of the module. The iPhone 12 Pro Max already had photo sensors and larger lenses than the other models.

The iPhone 13 Pro Max will have truly XXL photo sensors

These larger sensors let in more light resulting in brighter shots and less noise-stinging in low light conditions. It looks like Apple will re-employ the same tactic with the iPhone 13 Pro Max. For several weeks speculation has been rife on the technical sheet of these photo sensors. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimates Apple will move from 1/2 ″ to 1 / 1.7 ″ sensors – all with photosites dropping from 1.7 to 2 µm in size.

However, this info should be taken for what it is worth in the absence of official data. Moreover, Ming-Chi Kuo also predicts that the iPhone 14 in 2022 will have sensors with photosites of 2.5 micrometers thanks to a technique of fusion of adjacent pixels, as Samsung does for example with nonacell technology.

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These more muscular photo sensors will also be thicker. In fact the “bump” of the photo sensors will become even thicker, going from 2.79 mm on the iPhone 12 Pro Max to 3.69 mm, a difference of 0.9 mm all the same. Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 13 in September 2021.