Reports about Apple launching the iPhone 15 Pro in 2023 with a periscope cam are nothing new. However, the latest info, coming from analyst Jeff Pu, stated that Cupertino is testing prototypes and component samples of 5x telephoto lenses. A final decision on who will be the manufacturer is expected in May 2022.
When the components are approved, they will be included in the “high-end models of the 2023 iPhone lineup”, which should mean the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. The likely maker of the lens will be Lante Optics, and expectations are 100 million units to be made just for Apple.
Periscope lenses aren’t new with a bunch of Android smartphones having one of those – they allow the optics assembly of longer telephoto cameras to be placed horizontally and thus fit in modern slim phones.
While Android phones have adopted the technology for several years, Apple is traditionally trying to perfect a feature before implementing it, and first, we have to see its take on pixel-binning with the upcoming 48 MP camera in the 2022 class of iPhones.