The iPhone 15 Pro Max will probably be the first and only iPhone of 2023 equipped with a periscopic lens
Mingchi Ku, a well-respected analyst, says the iPhone 15 Pro Max will be Apple’s first and only 2023 iPhone to come with a telephoto camera based on a periscope mechanism. . Periscope cameras, which are now present in high-end Android phones, greatly improve the phone’s ability to zoom optically (without quality loss).
The first rumors about the use of a periscope camera in the iPhone were published in early 2020. At that time, Ming-Chi Kuo was the first leaker to mention this feature in Apple iPhones. Ku initially said that the periscope camera in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, but later changed its prediction and considered the periscope camera to be exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro models. Jeff Po, a seasoned analyst, has also confirmed this claim by Ming-Chi Kuo.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo’s claim, Apple will release four iPhone models in 2023: iPhone 15 and iPhone 11. 15 Pro with a 6.1-inch screen and iPhone 15 Max and iPhone 15 Pro Max with a 6.7-inch screen. In a new article published on Medium has published that it now believes the periscope camera will be exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro Max. This means that the Pro model will still be equipped with a normal telephoto lens.
In a periscope camera, the light entering the telephoto lens is reflected by the prism towards the camera sensor. Changing the path of light allows phone makers to increase the telephoto lens’ ability to zoom without increasing the diameter of the camera too much. In fact, this makes the focal length of the lens much longer than normal.
Apple is expected to use the periscope camera of the iPhone 15 Pro Max in 2023, often through two companies Largan and Genius provide.
Android phones started using periscopic lens years before iPhone. For example, the Galaxy S22 Ultra phone, which is the latest flagship of Samsung, thanks to the periscopic lens with 10x optical magnification and 100x magnification Digital equality is achieved.
Thanks to the periscope lens, Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro Max can compete with the best on the market in terms of magnification. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the periscope camera of the iPhone 15 Pro Max is supposed to have a 1.3-inch 12-megapixel sensor and a f/2.8 aperture lens and achieve 5-6x optical zoom. It is also expected that this camera will have a Sensor-Shift stabilization system. In normal cameras, stabilization is done through the lens, but in the Sensor-Shift system, the sensor itself moves.
According to official information, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max They have 3 times optical zoom.
- iPhone 15 Pro will likely have a periscope camera with 10x optical zoom
- Apple will probably replace the display cutout with a hole in all iPhone 15 models.
- Contrary to initial predictions, the iPhone 14 Pro will not have a periscopic lens with 5x zoom. The Pro Max in 2024 will use the same periscope lens as the iPhone 15 Pro Max or a similar lens.
In this year and in the coming years, Apple plans to increase the difference between the regular models and the iPhone Pro models. It is expected that this year in the iPhone 14 series, the screen equipped with a hole, the main camera of 48 megapixels and the new A16 processor only in the models Peru should be used. It is also expected that the wide and telephoto lenses in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max phones will be improved compared to the previous generation. Ming-Chi Kuo says that the telephoto camera in these two phones will use a 7-segment lens instead of a 6-segment lens.
Mingchi Ku has emphasized on his initial predictions that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will benefit from a 48 megapixel main camera. He says that the Pro models can record 8K video.
If Apple follows the tradition of the last few years, it will unveil the latest iPhone series phones in the last days of summer and then release them in the fall.