All new ‘iPhone 13’ models said to feature sensor-shift OIS

According to DigiTimes’ supply chain sources, all new iPhone 13 models will feature sensor-shift OIS (optical image stabilization), not just the flagship Pro Max model.

iPhone 12 Pro Max features sensor-shift OIS
iPhone 12 Pro Max features sensor-shift OIS

Apple engineered iPhone 12 Pro Max with a stabilizing solution that moves just the sensor, keeping it even steadier than before. That’s game-changing sensor-shift OIS.

Julian Ho and Willis Ke for DigiTimes:

As Apple will continue to incorporate the auto focus (AF) function into camera modules for new iPhones, VCM (voice coil motor) makers in Taiwan and China expect their shipments to ramp up steadily through November, the sources said…

The VCM makers mainly deliver shipments for Android handsets in the first half of the year, but such shipments are expected to be surpassed by those for iPhones in the second half, given that all new iPhones will feature the sensor-shift OIS (optical image stabilization) function, the sources said, adding that the makers have been told to raise capacity by 30-40% to meet strong demand for iPhones.

Currently, only iPhone 12 Pro Max adopts sensor-shift OIS technology, and demand for VCMs to support the function will grow 3-4 folds after all new iPhones incorporate the capability, the sources said.

MacDailyNews Take: The sensor-shift optical image stabilization on our iPhone 12 Pro Max units works like magic.


  1. Since January of 2020, Taiwan has been in the calm eye of the global covid super-typhoon. All that changed 3 weeks ago. The situation on the ground is deteriorating. Hospitals in and around Taipei are already at capacity and sending covid patients to central Taiwan for treatment. Taiwan is one of the LEAST vaccinated countries in the world no thanks to China blocking their access vaccines for commie political reasons. US support (that’s you Biden) is nowhere to be seen. Surely the rapidly growing pandemic in Taiwan will have a negative impact on Apple’s supply chain (and overall global chip supply).

    1. So, what do those one star votes mean? You like delays to Apple products? You are glad Covid is finally devouring one of the last safe locations on the planet? You want China to continue blocking a free and democratic society from access to Covid vaccines? You are certainly welcome to you opinon(s), but I just have to wonder what your one-star votes mean. Have a nice day!

  2. Biden is fucking up yet again? You don’t say!! Thanks libturds! You are too fucking stupid to see the damage you have done.

    We have a racist, corrupt, dementia patient as President
    An ex call girl is VP
    An obese, transvestite is head of health and human services
    A crack head’s buddy is head of DEA
    Hunter’s other buddy is now in Dept of Justice
    The guy who is sleeping with the Chinese spy is with Homeland Security
    We lost 40,000 jobs in the first week
    They tried to force a President to leave office by impeaching him after he left office.

    Genius, just genius.

    1. You mean the iPhone cameras (and other components such as… oh, I don’t know, maybe the A15 chip and the M1 chip and the M1X chip) that are ALL made in Taiwan? I guess talking about the possibility of iPhone 13 production delays due to possible component shortages or manufacturing & assembly slowdown due to the ominous Covid situation in Taiwan isn’t relevant. Me bad.

      Are you aware of rumors that Apple may purchase vaccines for TSMC employees and their family members because Taiwan is being denied the vaccine? But, I guess I won’t mention it since it isn’t about cameras.

      1. The possible connection between the Taiwanese Covid-19 outbreak and the timely production of camera modules is relevant, as was your comment. The six comments bashing liberals that did not mention either cameras or Taiwan were not relevant and were deservedly downvoted.

    2. That’s entertaining, coming from you. Now run along and simp for JOEY, the elected US democrat Senator who voted, on record and alongside racists and segregationists, to keep Blacks segregated from whites. Heck, Joey might just as well praised a former KKK Exalted Cyclops as his “friend, mentor and guide” after that same KKK leader voted against the Civil Rights Act. Oh? JOEY did that too. Yep. FIFTY YEARS of systemic racism, and JOEY’s still at it today.

    3. Hey brainless, down-votes for telling the truth about Libtards is a badge of honor!

      In that Leftist propaganda mind of yours, you actually believe that voting here is 100% honest, beyond reproach, never manipulated and clean as the white driven snow? Talk about naïveté.

      Only Libtards like yourself can’t handle the truth. Your consistent high star ratings as with all Leftist posts, contrasted with low star ratings for all conservative posts, is consistent, day after day and speaks VOLUMES.

      You relish and enjoy the voter FRAUD that inflates the already oversized ego of yours. Meanwhile, the HONEST critical thinkers could not care less about trivial manipulation…

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