Apple’s next-gen iPhone might boast an much more succesful optical zoom function.
Whereas the iPhone presently maxes out at 3x optical zoom, the rumor mill has it that the iPhone 15 Professional Max digital camera will function a so-called “periscope lens” that might enable for as much as double the optical zoom.
Final July, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated a periscope lens could be unique to the high-end iPhone 15 Professional Max and allow 5-6x optical zoom. Periscope expertise could be constructed into the Telephoto lens and permit for as much as 6x zoom when capturing photographs with the rear digital camera, with none blurriness or discount in picture high quality.
With a periscope lens, mild absorbed by the picture sensor is bent of “folded,” which permits for a higher distance between the digital camera parts throughout the compact design of a smartphone. The expertise is already current by some Android manufacturers like Samsung, Google, and Huawei, with telephones just like the Pixel 7 Professional and Galaxy S23 Extremely providing between 5x and 10x optical zoom.
Such a function would additionally current a big digital camera improve for the iPhone, though it’s unknown whether or not this function will seem on this yr’s iPhone 15 Professional Max or subsequent yr’s iPhone 16 Professional Max.
Apple is predicted to announce the iPhone 15 lineup in September.
Keep tuned for added particulars as they turn out to be out there.