Periscope telephoto lens, only for the iPhone 15 Pro Max?

The noose is tightening on rumors of an iPhone model that would receive a “periscope” type photo module for the first time.

As already mentioned in previous rumors, the iPhone 15 line will be the first to be equipped with a periscope-type camera lens, a technological advancement initially introduced on the Huawei P30 Pro in 2019. Indeed, Apple often takes its time to bring to the iPhone functions already available from the competition.

Periscope lens exclusive to iPhone 15 Pro Max

Taiwanese analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told us that the novelty would only arrive on the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. But he recently revised his predictions, the module would finally only arrive on the large iPhone 15 Pro Max, probably due to the space required for installation in the device. As a reminder, a periscope type lens has mirrors placed specifically to obtain a greater focal length without taking up too much space. It thus allows devices such as smartphones to achieve more efficient optical zooms, without increasing the size of the photo module too much.

Finally, Ming-Chi Kuo adds that the iPhone 16 Pro planned for 2024 would be the first "small" smartphone from Apple to integrate a periscope lens. By then, miniaturization processes will indeed have evolved.