Periscope camera exclusive to Ultra iPhone models through 2024

iPhone 15 Ultra to gain periscope lens

A new note from Ming-Chi Kuo states that Apple will include a periscope camera in only one model through 2025 — the iPhone 15 Ultra and iPhone 16 Ultra.

Apple has been rumored to include a super zoom, or periscope camera in its premium iPhones for years. It seems the iPhone 15 Ultra will finally get the feature, and it will remain exclusive to Apple’s largest and most premium model through the iPhone 16 cycle.

According to a tweet from Ming-Chi Kuo, the supply chain had expected the periscope camera to come to both iPhone 16 Pro models in 2024, not just the Ultra. No reason was provided for this change, but it is expected this will hurt revenue projections for the companies that provide the lenses.

The iPhone 15 Ultra is a name placeholder for the future 6.7-inch premium iPhone. Apple’s naming schemes shift from time to time, and it is expected that the iPhone 15 Ultra is going to replace the iPhone 14 Pro Max in the lineup. So, this rumor suggests only the large pro iPhone will get the periscope camera through the next two cycles.