Per famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is anticipated to launch its first iPhone with a periscope lens with this yr’s iPhone 15 lineup, though the lens itself could also be restricted to solely the highest-end iPhone 15 Professional Max.
A periscope lens is one which depends on a prism to replicate mild to a number of inside lenses at 90 levels to the digital camera sensor. This might enable the lens to be longer than a standard telephoto lens, which might supply significantly better optical zoom capabilities.
The iPhone 14 Professional and iPhone 14 Professional Max each characteristic a telephoto lens that provides 3x optical zoom and 15x digital. Samsung has already made the swap to a periscope lens in its flagship Galaxy S22 Extremely, which presents 10x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom.
It’s thought that the iPhone 15 Professional Max this yr could possibly be the primary iPhone to supply a periscope lens. Kuo has acknowledged that the implementation of the know-how will embrace a 1/3″ sensor that has a 12-megapixel decision with f/2.8 aperture, sensor-shift stabilization, and as much as 6x optical zoom.
Kuo has famous that he solely expects that the highest-end iPhone 16 mannequin in 2024 will supply a periscope lens, which can be provided within the “iPhone 16 Professional Max” or “iPhone 15 Extremely.”
Keep tuned for extra particulars as they turn out to be accessible.
By way of 9to5Mac and @mingchikuo