Thanks to the adoption of the periscope lens, future iPhone models will be able to perform a 10x optical zoom or better!
Analyst Jeff Pu again says that the iPhone 15 Pro models will be equipped with a periscope lens with a 5x optical zoom.
According to the analyst, Apple is in talks with Lante Optics, which is expected to be the leading supplier of periscope lenses to be used in 2023 iPhones. The report says the Cupertino-based company has already received component samples and a final decision should be taken by May.
If the components are approved, Apple will include the periscope lens in the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max . Jeff Pu says that if both companies enter into a deal, Lante Optics will likely supply more than 100 million parts to Apple, which will have a huge positive impact on the company’s revenues.
For those unfamiliar with the technology, periscope lenses rely on a prism that reflects light to multiple internal lenses at 90 degrees to the camera sensor. This allows the lens length to be much longer than a telephoto lens, which results in a better optical zoom. Samsung and Huawei already offer such technology in their smartphones, which allows up to 10x optical zoom and up to 100x combined zoom.
The iPhone 14 models, on the other hand, may be equipped with a 48-megapixel wide-angle lens camera capable of shooting 8K video .