This year, Apple included a 12-megapixel telephoto camera with capacity for a 3x optical zoom on the iPhone 15 Pro.
The iPhone 16 series is anticipated to launch in the next year, but a number of leaks have already started to appear online, providing us with a preview of what to expect from Apple’s upcoming flagship devices. The analyst Ming-Chi Kuo most recently restated his prediction that Apple’s tetraprism telephoto lens with enhanced zoom capabilities will be included in both the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max. This year, the iPhone 15 Pro Max from the Cupertino company comes with a new tetraprism lens technology that supports a 5x optical zoom. Conversely, the smaller iPhone 15 Pro is capable of 3x optical zoom.
In a fresh blog entry on Tuesday, an analyst from TF International Securities asserted that Apple would incorporate a tetraprism camera into the upcoming iPhone 16 Pro model. Apple only included the iPhone 15 Pro Max, a single model in the iPhone 15 lineup, with a new telephoto lens that has a 120mm focal length and an optical zoom of up to 5x. The 12-megapixel telephoto camera on the iPhone 15 Pro has a 3x zoom. This aligns with Kuo’s earlier assertions.
According to Kuo, the iPhone 16 Pro’s tetraprism camera would cause Apple’s smartphone sales to soar by 160% annually by 2024 when it is implemented on both models. The lens manufacturer Largan is the only source of the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s quadruple reflex periscope camera lenses, and only 40% of these were produced. According to Kuo, Largan’s yield rate has recently increased dramatically to at least 70%.
In addition, he claims that in terms of worldwide shipments of smartphones with periscope cameras in 2024, Apple and Huawei will be the two fastest-growing brands. In 2024, Largan will be Apple and Huawei’s main source of periscope lenses. Periscope cameras will also be included in Huawei’s P70, P70 Pro, and P70 Art, which are anticipated to go into production in the first part of 2019.
In addition to cameras, the iPhone 16 Pro variants may also include improved displays. The iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max may have 6.86- and 6.27-inch screens, respectively, according to a new claim from Apple. Low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) technology-based 120Hz screens may be used in the Pro variants. According to reports, the 6.12-inch and 6.69-inch screens on the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus models will continue to have a refresh rate of 60 Hz.