Apple iPhone 11 & 11 Max CAD-based renders
Apple isn’t expected to make any major changes to the front of its upcoming flagships, but the next-gen iPhones are set to receive some pretty major cameras upgrades in terms of both hardware and software. Today, a potential new feature has been revealed.
Night Mode for the camera that’ll rival Google’s Night Sight
According to tipster Max Weinbach who shared the information with YouTube channel EverythingApplePro, the Cupertino-based company is currently working on a new Night Mode for its iPhone camera app. The feature will reportedly turn on automatically when low-light conditions are detected, but a dedicated mode that’ll allow users to manually activate it could make the cut too.
Specific details about how Apple plans to achieve its improved photography results weren’t provided, but the feature will reportedly be on par with the best implementations currently available. Specifically, it’s said to be comparable to the Night Sight option offered by Google and the Night Mode feature available on Huawei’s most recent premium flagships. No specific launch timeline was provided for the feature, but Apple is said to be testing it on the upcoming iPhone 11 series, making a release this September alongside the new devices and the final version of iOS 13 extremely likely.
Apple has other hardware and software upgrades planned
Like last year’s models, the main sensor and telephoto camera will support optical image stabilization. However, despite attempts to do so, the super-wide-angle shooter found on the premium models isn’t set to do so. Apple, nevertheless, is reportedly continuing the concept’s development and should have it ready in time for 2020’s iPhone lineup.
Accompanying the new rear setups should once again be a quad-LED flash. This time around, though, the Cupertino giant is reportedly aiming to achieve a more advanced implementation that’ll be brighter and light up more surrounding area. Completing the photographic setup is set to be a huge upgrade to Apple’s image signal processor (ISP). What the upgrade entails hasn’t yet been revealed, but it should result in notably better images. Lastly, Apple is said to be preparing an improved Smart HDR feature that’ll be “better than anything Google or Samsung or Huawei have done before.”