Apple Might Have Found Its Supplier For A 2023 Periscope Camera iPhone
Rumors of Apple planning to make use of a new periscope camera for a future iPhone have been circling for a couple of years at this point and the suggestion now is that the company will announce something next year.
If Apple is indeed going to sell an iPhone with a new periscope lens-powered camera, the company has reportedly already found a supplier.
According to a new report by The Elec, Apple has tapped South Korean firm Jahwa Electronics to become the supplier for new parts required for the camera.
The deal is said to be worth around $155 million. The deal will see Jahwa Electronics build new production lines for Apple’s new optical image stabilization actuators.
As MacRumors points out, those actuators are likely to be used in a periscope camera array.
The OIS actuators, which combine OIS and autofocus functions in one, are likely to be for telephoto cameras in 2023 iPhones. The Elec previously linked the components to a periscope camera system, allowing for increased optical zoom.
Rumors initially suggested Apple could bring a periscope lens to the iPhone 14 Pro devices this year, but it now appears that 2023 will be the year we see the improved zoom capabilities arrive. A periscope lens would allow for much improved optical zoom levels, something that Samsung has already done with its own flagship devices.