Both iPhone 16 Pro Models to Get Periscope Lens Next Year: Report
For those who aren’t familiar, a periscope system in a telephoto lens bounces the entering light off an angled mirror and towards the image sensor inside.
This allows for more optical zoom without causing image quality and detail integrity to degrade like with digital zoom.
Apple plans to introduce a “Folded Zoom” periscope telephoto lens as an exclusive feature in the iPhone 15 Pro Max this year, notes the report.
The Korean publication further adds that the lens will, however, be included in both iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max releasing in 2024, says MacRumors:
According to The Elec, Apple is tapping new suppliers for the OIS actuators that will be used in the periscope lens destined for this year’s iPhone 15 Pro Max.
Apple will rely on Korean companies LG Innotek and Jahwa Electronics to supply the actuators, replacing existing iPhone camera module actuator makers Japan Alps and Mitsumi.
Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra already features a 10x zoom periscope telephoto camera.