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Kuo: solely the iPhone 15 Professional Max is getting a periscope lens


Apple could have had one of many first trendy smartphones with a telephoto lens, however it is going to be one of many final to undertake a periscope fashion cam. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has refined a few of the claims about Apple’s first periscope – it’s coming subsequent yr, however solely to the iPhone 15 Professional Max (in different phrases, the smaller iPhone 15 Professional will keep on with a basic tele lens).

Kuo says that the periscope can have 6x magnification and a 12MP 1/3” sensor with sensor shift stabilization. Earlier rumors claimed 5x magnification, however it’s doable that the ultimate quantity has not been nailed down (the iPhone 15 sequence is over a yr away). 6x is double the magnification of the iPhone 13 Professional duo, which has 3x lenses.

There may be precedent for the largest iPhone getting the most effective digicam {hardware}, the most recent being the iPhone 12 Professional Max, which was the one one with a 2.5x magnification lens and the one one with a bigger sensor in the principle cam.


The iPhone 13 Professional and 13 Professional max use a 77mm telephoto lens (3x magnification over the 26mm fundamental lens)

Periscope modules by their nature take up extra room than an everyday tele lens and the small iPhone Professional isn’t all that massive – present expectations are that it’ll keep on with a 6.1” show. No Android cellphone on this measurement class (not that there are various) has a periscope, makers have a tendency to order these for his or her greatest and largest telephones.

Nonetheless, Kuo predicts that Apple will make it work and that each iPhone 16 Professional fashions in 2024 can have a periscope. The corporate has been engaged on an uncommon design with two prisms as seen in patent filings.

Coming later this yr is the iPhone 14 sequence. The Professional fashions – and solely the Execs – are anticipated to be upgraded to a 48MP fundamental digicam, whereas the vanilla fashions keep on with 12MP. The entrance going through digicam is due for an improve too (autofocus).

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