Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro could launch with a 5x periscope camera


Apple reportedly is exploring a 5X periscope camera for the iPhone 15 Pro, according to 9to5MaciPhone 15 rumours and leaks have already started surfacing. Apple has been testing prototypes and component samples of 5X telephoto lenses for the iPhone 15 Pro. A final decision will be on the manufacturer, which is expected in May 2022.

According to 9to5Mac reports, analyst Jeff Pu claims the iPhone 15 Pro versions will include a periscope lens with 5X optical magnification. Apple is in talks with Lane Optics, which is likely to be the primary provider of periscope lenses for the iPhones that will be released in 2023.

Also, the reports say the Cupertino-based corporation has already received component samples, and a final decision is expected by May of this year. If the components are authorised, Apple will add the periscope lens to the high-end variants of the 2023 iPhone range, which we expect to be dubbed the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. If the firms reach an agreement, Lane Optics will most likely provide Apple with more than 100 million components. It will have a significant influence on the company’s revenue. It’s not the first time Apple’s iPhone has been rumoured to contain a periscope lens.

Periscope lens for 2023 iPhone 15 Pro edition

In an earlier report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple was working on including a periscope lens in the “2H23 iPhone” for improved optical zoom.

Periscope lenses rely on a prism that reflects light to numerous internal lenses at 90 degrees to the camera sensor for those who are new to the technique. It permits the lens to be much longer than a telephoto lens, resulting in much improved optical zoom. Samsung and Huawei already have similar technology in their smartphones, allowing for up to 100x optical magnification.

Though the iPhone 15 Pro has yet to be announced, rumours say that the iPhone 14 will include an updated camera with a 48-megapixel wide lens capable of capturing 8K video this year. The next-generation iPhone is expected to be unveiled in the fall.