• A report claims that next year's high-end iPhones will have sensor-shift stabilization technology
  • This feature aims to achieve what optical image stabilization (OIS) does, but does it in a different way
  • The new feature might work together with OIS to produce better quality images

Next year's high-end iPhone models will have an additional feature that will allow users to take great quality photos without blur even if the photo was taken while moving, among other uses.

Apple has made huge strides in the mobile photography game with this year's iPhone models. The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max all feature Night Mode and Deep Fusion – computational photography features that allow the device to produce great quality images whether taken during late afternoon, late at night, or in the wee hours of the morning where it's still dark.

Despite all the praises and the acclaim that this year's iPhones have received in terms of mobile photography, Apple shows no signs of stopping in looking for ways to improve the iPhone's camera. Now, a report from Digitimes (via 9To5Mac) reveals that Cupertino might be adding sensor-shift stabilization technology to next year's iPhones, particularly the high-end models.

Apple has included optical image stabilization (OIS) features in the iPhones for a while now. This year's iPhone models, for one, have telephoto and wide-angle lens with OIS features. OIS allows users to take great quality photos by making up for the movements made by the human hand. It shifts the lens to compensate for hand movements made when taking photos.

Sensor-shift stabilization technology, on the other hand, will move the sensor inside the iPhone's rear camera module. It is also designed to achieve the same results as that of OIS, but does it in a different way. This feature might be used to compensate for the lack of OIS on the ultra-wide angle lens on this year's iPhone lineup.

BGR noted that it's still unclear if sensor-shift stabilization technology provides more benefits compared to OIS. It is pretty interesting, however, to see how the two features work together to produce images with greater clarity, even if the user moves while taking the shot.

As mentioned, this feature is expected to come with the higher-end iPhone models next year. Various analysts give mixed predictions as to the number of iPhones that will be released next year, but one thing is for sure: Apple will surely take its mobile photography game to another level.

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