iPhone 16 Pro And Pro Max Both To Include Apple’s 5x Periscope Lens
The iPhone 15 Pro Max was the first iPhone to sport a 5x optical zoom, something that is only made possible by the new tetraprism lens that bends light similar to conventional periscope cameras used on Android phones.
However, the size of the lens is thought to be the reason that it’s only available in the bigger iPhone 15 Pro Max, not the iPhone 15 Pro. However, a new report claims that will change next year.
That report comes via the supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who says that Apple will bring the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s tetraprism camera lens to the iPhone 16 Pro.
Ming-Chi Ming-Chi Kuo was writing in a larger Medium blog post when he said that it’s thought that the move to an improved camera will see significant growth.
Apple is expected to include a tetraprism camera in the iPhone 16 Pro, leading to a 160% YoY growth in iPhones with this camera in 2024.
However, it isn’t yet clear whether we can expect Apple to improve the camera itself, but the report does not appear to specify whether there is a change over the previous 5x zoom currently used in the high-end iPhone.
What we do know is that Apple is unlikely to announce the new iPhones until September 2024 which means that we could well see plenty of leaks between now and then. Other improvements are also thought to be coming to next year’s iPhone 16 Pro including a display size increase from 6.1 inches to 6.3 inches.