Apple equips the iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max with a periscope camera
According to rumors, the iPhone 15 Pro Max will be the first iPhone to be equipped with a periscope camera. Now, Korean media has claimed that both Pro models in 2024, i.e. iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max, will be equipped with a periscope camera.
According to the report of The Elec, Apple wants to use the “Folded Zoom” periscopic camera in the iPhone 15 Pro Max, which is not a new topic. In fact, “Ming-Chi Kuo“, a well-known analyst of Apple products, had already mentioned the exclusive use of the periscope camera in the iPhone 15 Pro Max model. But today’s report went beyond this and said that both iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max will be equipped with this technology.
Periscope camera in iPhone 16 Pro models
In the periscope system, which has been around for a long time in the Android world, light enters the telephoto lens and is reflected on an angled mirror towards the camera sensor. Changing the direction of light while moving leads to longer optical zoom without quality loss.
According to The Elec, Apple is looking for new suppliers for the optical image stabilization actuators used in the periscope camera for the iPhone 15 Pro Max. Apparently, Apple is partnering with LG Innotech and Jahwa Electronics to replace Japan Apples and Mitsumi.
Both LG Innotech and Jahwa have collaborated with Samsung to develop ball-like actuators. These types of actuators work better for periscopic modules. For example, Galaxy S22 Ultra provides users with 10x optical zoom with this technology.
It seems that the exclusive use of this camera in the iPhone 15 Pro Max is another way for Apple to differentiate between the Pro and Pro Max models, and for this reason, the highest member of the iPhone 15 family should have a high price. However, this spell will apparently be broken to use a periscope camera in 2024, and both iPhone 16 Pro models will be equipped with this technology.