This year’s iPhone 15 lineup is likely to have Apple’s first smartphone to feature a periscope lens, although speculations claim that it will only be available on the most expensive iPhone 15 Pro Max. A recent report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo states that it is currently anticipated that this exclusivity won’t alter in the near future.
This year’s first iPhone with a periscope lens is likely to be the iPhone 15 Pro Max. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will use the technology with a 1/3″ sensor that has a 12-megapixel resolution, an f/2.8 aperture, sensor-shift stabilization, and up to 6x optical magnification.
According to initial reports, Apple would include it in the less costly “Pro” phone in 2024. Right now, it doesn’t appear to be the case. Regardless of whether it is referred to as the “iPhone 16 Pro Max” or “iPhone 15 Ultra,” Kuo claims that the top-tier iPhone 16 model will only have a periscope lens in 2024.
There are two possible explanations for Apple’s decision. It’s possible that Apple sees the periscope lens as a way to distinguish the iPhone 16 Pro Max from the iPhone 16 Pro, giving people a reason to spend more money on the high-end model. It could also be a technical or engineering limitation.