Redesigned Selfie Camera, Smaller FaceID Chip on iPhone 13: Report

A new report alleges that Apple is not only planning to shrink the size of its FaceID sensor chip but also scale down the size of the large front-facing “notch” at the top of the display thanks mostly to a redesigned front-facing camera. Spotted by MacRumors, DigiTimes has reported that Apple plans to scale down […]

Redesigned Selfie Camera, Smaller FaceID Chip on iPhone 13: Report

A new report alleges that Apple is not only planning to shrink the size of its FaceID sensor chip but also scale down the size of the large front-facing “notch” at the top of the display thanks mostly to a redesigned front-facing camera.

, has reported that Apple plans to scale down the die size of the Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL) chips that are used in the FaceID scanner. The move is reportedly being made to help the tech giant reduce production costs as more chips can be produced on a single wafer, which in turn reduces the total number of wafers that have to be made.

DigiTimes also notes that redesigning the VCSEL chip may allow Apple to slide in additional features, but stopped short of speculating on what those features might be.

The new chip will most likely be used in the new iPhone and iPad devices releasing starting in late 2021, which most likely means the forthcoming iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro smartphones. It is also likely that the next generation of iPad and iPad Pro will feature the new chip.

In a previous report, DigiTimes stated that Apple will reduce the size of the iPhone’s now-iconic notch thanks to a redesigned front-facing camera module, and while it is possible that the size of the notch is shrinking also due in part to the new VCSEL chip, it is unclear if that is actually the case.

Well-known industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reports that the notch will shrink due mostly to a new front-facing camera module. Per :

For the coming iPhone 13 cycle in 2H21, we foresee a more tightly integrated version of the existing structured light system, which will enable the long awaited reduction in the notch. On the rear, we do not anticipate Apple to broaden the adoption of the Lidar 3D sensor beyond the Pro models.

For the 2H22 product cycle, we anticipate an architectural shift from structured light to time-of-flight, allowing for an even smaller footprint. Based on our industry conversations, we do not think structured light beneath the screen is likely to be ready for mass deployment in 2H22. We also view the adoption of fingerprint-under-glass, that likely is added in the 2H21 iPhones, as a structural headwind for additional 3D sensing content at Apple and could be the security feature of the future.

With this news, it appears that while no major image capture changes to the smartphone line are expected until 2022, the iPhone 13 will still see plenty to differentiate it from the current iPhone 12. Earlier this week, a report alleged that the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro would see notably larger rear camera modules, but while larger they would also not protrude as far out from the rear of the device. This report bolsters a previous rumor stating that changes to the rear camera arrays were likely on Apple’s next-generation device.

In a story from January, also reported that the entire iPhone 13 lineup would feature sensor-shift stabilization technology, a feature currently only available in the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

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Stunning Single-Shot FPV Drone Tour of Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium

Manchester City recently topped rival Manchester United to take the Premier League title and to celebrate the internal content team has published this 3-minute and 40-second single-shot first-person-view (FPV) drone video that tours the entire Etihad Stadium. Single-take drone videos are starting to balloon in popularity thanks to the smash success of first-person drone pilot […]

Stunning Single-Shot FPV Drone Tour of Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium

Manchester City recently topped rival Manchester United to take the Premier League title and to celebrate the internal content team has published this 3-minute and 40-second single-shot first-person-view (FPV) drone video that tours the entire Etihad Stadium.

Single-take drone videos are starting to balloon in popularity thanks to the smash success of first-person drone pilot Jay Christiensen. Christiensen stunned the cinematography community with his viral video sensation of a single-take bowling alley video in early March. Since then, he and his team have produced two more videos, one featuring the iconic Los Angeles diner Mel’s Drive-In and the other sponsored by the Mall of America that pays homage to The Mighty Ducks.

“This footage is 100% genuine, no camera tricks, no hidden edits, no CGI – a single take drone shot!” the club writes in a description of the video.

Manchester City’s single-take FPV drone video is pretty close to the level of Christensen’s work and is incredibly impressive in its own right given the amount of space the drone covers and how well it deftly moves through both wide open and tight spaces. The drone covers a huge amount of space both inside and out, which likely pushed the signal strength of the controller and drone to their limits. Similar to Christiensen’s video, the Manchester City content team dubbed audio over the original footage to give viewers something to listen to other than the loud whir of the drone’s propellers, though no people are visible anywhere, which is something that again separates this particular video from the ones that likely inspired it.

Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium was first opened to the public in July of 2002 as the home of the Commonwealth Games before it was converted into Manchester City’s home stadium in 2003. The stadium cost £112 million to build and seats over 55,000 fans.

Manchester City took the Premier League title in 2021 for the fifth time in nine years after rivals Manchester United lost to Leicester City earlier this week. Manchester City’s rise from forgettable outsider to one of the world’s most elite teams over the course of the last 20-plus years is one of the more impressive turnaround examples in the sport.

notes that the soccer club has not yet disclosed the identity of the drone pilot who captured the impressive celebratory footage, though it apparently has promised to post a behind-the-scenes video revealing as much and more in the coming days.

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