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Next year’s Apple iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are rumoured to feature some different camera updates. This is because Apple will further differentiate between Pro and non-Pro models. A new report today from analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo says one of these rumoured updates won’t materialize. A tweet by Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that the iPhone 15 Pro series will not feature the new “8P” lens. The “8P” here refers to the number of elements in the lens. The lens comes with eight plastic lenses. The iPhone 15 Pro has one more optical element relative to the iPhone 14 Pro. There are pros and cons to adding components to a lens. However, when manufacturers take an existing lens design and add components, it usually reduces distortion. This is especially important in wide-angle lenses.
While the iPhone 15 Pro models may not get this new camera upgrade, the iPhone 15 Pro Max will come with an even bigger change. This device will use a new periscope lens. The new periscope lens will reportedly be exclusive to the larger-screen version of the iPhone 15 Pro. There are also reports that the Pro Max model may be called iPhone 15 Ultra.
iPhone 15 Pro Max periscope lens
The periscope lens relies on a prism to reflect light to multiple internal lenses that are 90 degrees from the camera sensor. This allows the lens to be much longer than a telephoto lens, allowing for better optical zoom. The telephoto lens on the iPhone 13 Pro models only offers 3x optical zoom and 15x digital zoom. For comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra features a periscope lens. This lens enables 10x optical zoom and up to 100x digital zoom. Rumour has it that Apple may opt for 5x optical zoom. More specifics on Apple’s implementation of the periscope lens on the iPhone 15 Pro Max, or iPhone 15 Ultra, are unclear. But ideally, it will bring the iPhones closer to what Samsung’s flagships already offer.
Phone 15 Ultra will use a more durable titanium shell
There are reports that next year’s iPhone 15 series will use the USB-C port instead. In addition, Apple will also use a titanium alloy middle frame in the iPhone 15/Pro series. A recent speculation claims that the iPhone 15 Ultra will eventually be…