iPhone 15 Pro may not get a new periscope lens
One of the biggest new iPhone features coming out next year, the periscope camera lens will apparently be gone. to the flagship iPhone 15 Pro in 2023.
We’ve heard strong reports that Apple is working on a periscope lens for the 2023 class of iPhones (note: not for the upcoming iPhone 14 lineup) that will allow you to get a lot closer.
However fresh post Analyst Ming Chi-Kuo claims that only the iPhone 15 Pro max will get a periscope lens. This is taken from Kuo’s supply chain sources, so while there isn’t enough official confirmation, it’s likely a lot more than just gossip.
After posting the above tweet, Kuo then issued an important caveat that only the iPhone 15 Pro Max would benefit from the jump in 2023. Indeed, if you’re looking for a compact iPhone with enhanced zoom capability, Kuo points out that you’ll have to wait until late 2024 and the iPhone 16 Pro.
Kuo also provides more technical details about the periscope zoom system itself, which will apparently be the same for the iPhone 15 Pro Max, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max. It will be a 1/3-inch 12-megapixel sensor with f/2.8 aperture, support for sensor shift and 5-6x optical zoom.
In recent years, Apple has received praise for leveling the offering between the Pro and Pro Max models. Choosing between the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max is a simple matter of choosing your phone’s screen size, as well as the accompanying battery life considerations.
It looks like next year’s model will at least require Pro fans to make significant compromises with their £1,000 phone.