Kuo on it again about iPhone 15 pro max camera len. Apple may have been one of the first contemporary smartphones to include a telephoto lens, but it will be one of the last to include a periscope-style camera. Apple’s first periscope, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, will be released next year, but only on the iPhone 15 Pro Max (in other words, the smaller iPhone 15 Pro will stick to a classic tele lens).
The periscope will have a 6x magnification and a 12MP 1/3″ sensor with sensor shift stabilization, according to Kuo. Previous speculations stated 5x magnification, but the ultimate figure has yet to be determined (the iPhone 15 series is over a year away). 6x magnification is double that of the iPhone 13 Pro duo’s 3x lenses.
There is a history of the largest iPhone obtaining the greatest camera hardware, with the most recent being the iPhone 12 Pro Max, which was the only one with a 2.5x magnification lens and a bigger sensor in the primary camera.
Periscope modules, by definition, take up more space than a standard tele lens, and the tiny iPhone Pro isn’t all that huge – current expectations are for a 6.1″ display. No Android phone in this size class (and there aren’t many) has a periscope; manufacturers save those for their best and largest models.
Nonetheless, Kuo believes Apple will make it work, and that both iPhone 16 Pro versions in 2024 would have a periscope. According to patent papers, the business has been working on an unconventional design with two prisms.
The iPhone 14 series will be available later this year. The Pro models – and just the Pros – are slated to receive a 48MP primary camera upgrade, while the vanilla variants will remain at 12MP. The front-facing camera is also in need of an update (autofocus).