The iPhone 15 Pro Max will get the biggest upgrade in years: what we're talking about
The most expensive of the new iPhones that Apple will unveil on September 12, the iPhone 15 Pro Max, is likely to get the long-awaited periscope camera, which will take the ability to take zoomed-in photos to the next level. Analysts say that the probability of such a camera is close to 100%.
As Tomsguide writes, this camera is already being called the most important reason to upgrade to the new iPhone 15. True, its availability only in the most expensive version will clearly discourage some of those who want it.
iPhone 15 Pro Max: what is the periscopic camera
The periscopic camera lens uses mirrors to reflect the image from the camera aperture to its sensor on the side of the camera. Because the distance between the sensor and the aperture has been increased, it is possible to mount larger lenses that improve the optical power of the zoom.
Similar cameras have been used for several years in phones from Korea's Samsung, as well as some other flagship Android smartphones. In particular, thanks to the periscope camera, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra has a 10x optical zoom.
Which iPhone 15 models will get a periscope camera
Most likely, only the most expensive of Apple's flagships, the iPhone 15 Pro Max, will get a periscope camera. In this case, this model may hit the market in somewhat limited quantities, as there are problems with the supply of parts for the camera on the market.
Experts assume that it is the appearance of this camera, as well as an increase in internal memory up to 2 TB will be a kind of justification from Apple because of the price increase of 100-200 dollars.
What the iPhone 15 Pro Max periscope camera can do
According to rumors, the camera in the iPhone 15 Pro Max will be capable of 6x optical zoom. Right now, the iPhone 14 Pro is capable of squeezing out a 3x zoom. However, there is a possibility that it could have a 10x zoom as well. It is also speculated that the periscope camera may get an interchangeable lens to provide multiple levels of optical zoom.
The camera itself is rumored to be equipped with a hybrid lens made of glass and plastic. This will balance cost and weight. However, it will not affect the quality that all-glass lenses provide. All other iPhone cameras use plastic lenses.
It is speculated that since the new technology will require a bit more space in the iPhone 15's body, Apple will apparently have to reposition the ultra-wide-angle and telephoto lens to accommodate the new sensor. The camera size itself may also be increased, but very slightly, by about 5%.
Earlier OBOZREVATEL told about where and when to watch the presentation of the iPhone 15.