Edited by: Bharat Upadhyay
Last updated: January 18, 2023, 2:23 PM IST
US-based tech giant Apple is likely planning to bring the periscope camera lens system to the iPhone 15 Pro Max models only. According to a new report, the Pro Max variant will be the only Apple smartphone of 2023 to get a periscope camera. A periscope lens provides optical zoom capabilities.
Apple plans to make a “Folded Zoom” periscope telephoto lens exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro Max this year, reports The Elec, a South Korean publication. The report confirms analyst Ming Chi-Kuo’s earlier predictions, who had previously suggested that the periscope camera would remain exclusive to the larger of the two Pro iPhone models this year
The US-based tech giant is seeking new suppliers for the OIS actuators that will be used in the periscope lens destined for this year’s iPhone 15 Pro Max. The brand will rely on Korean companies LG Innotek and Jahwa Electronics to supply the actuators. The report also claimed that Apple will then make the periscope lens system a feature of both iPhone 16 Pro models in 2024.
Periscope camera lens
In a periscope system, light entering the telephoto lens is reflected off a tilted mirror toward the camera’s image sensor. The change in the direction light travels allows for a longer “folded” telephoto setup in phones, allowing users to zoom in further without any blur.
iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max: what to expect
Reports have suggested that there will be more differentiation between the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has said the iPhone 15 Pro Max could potentially be rebranded as iPhone 15 Ultra, just like the Apple Watch Ultra.
Gurman also said that all four iPhone 15 models – iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max – are expected to have the Dynamic Island feature. All four models are expected to retain the screen size and form factor of the current lineup
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