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Kuo: Only The iPhone 15 Pro Max Is Getting A Periscope Lens

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Apple may have had one of the first modern smartphones with a telephoto lens, but it will be one of the last to adopt a periscope style cam. 

Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst, has clarified some claims about Apple's first Periscope. 

First, it will be coming to the iPhone 15 Pro Max next year. In other words, it will remain the same telephoto lens as the iPhone 15 Pro.

Kuo claims that the Periscope will feature 6x magnification, a 12MP 1/3" sensor, and sensor-shift stabilization. 

Although 5x magnification was previously rumored, it's possible that this number is not finalized (the iPhone 15 series is more than a year away). 6x is twice the magnification of the iPhone 13 Pro, which has 3x lenses.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max was the largest iPhone to receive the best camera hardware. It is not unusual for the largest iPhone to get the best camera hardware.

Periscope modules take up more space than regular tele lenses, and the iPhone Pro isn't giant. 

Current expectations are that the iPhone Pro will still have a 6.1" display. Unfortunately, a periscope is unavailable on Android phones in this class. 

Still, they are often reserved for the best and most expensive phones. Kuo believes Apple will still make it work and that the iPhone 16 Pro models of 2024 will include a periscope. 

As shown in patent filings, two prisms are used in the company's unusual design.

The iPhone 14 series will be released later in the year. Pro models, and only Pro models, will be upgraded to a 48MP primary cam, while vanilla models will remain at 12MP. 

Autofocus is also due to be upgraded for the front-facing camera.