iPhone 13 to include improved optical zoom among other video improvements

The rumor: The 2021 iPhone will boast more expansive video capabilities, according to Mark Gurman (89.1% accurate, via Bloomberg).

  • Gurman says “more advanced video recording features” like upgraded optical zoom will be packaged as part fo the overall camera upgrades
  • Other rumors have suggested that Portrait Mode for video will finally debut on this year’s handsets

Our take: I’ve wanted to see better optical zoom on iPhone for years…even though it doesn’t sound like this will be the major pericope zoom upgrade rumored for 2023.