A periscope folding zoom camera is said to be included in Apple’s upcoming smartphone, the iPhone 15 Pro Max, however, it will only be available in the most expensive iPhone model.
According to AppleInsider, the tech giant had previously been expected to add a folding zoom camera system in the iPhone 14 range. The leading mobile camera module supplier LG Innotek and camera module components manufacturer Jahwa Electronics will both provide this system for the iPhone 15 Pro Max. Both will supply 70% and 30% of the components to Apple.
A folding zoom camera system is likely to not make a visible difference to the exterior of the iPhone, and will not necessarily reduce the camera bump. Instead, it could make use of a mirror or prism that is expected to function like a periscope and would allow the system to use the entire length and width of the iPhone.
According to the report, the system is anticipated to make its debut in the iPhone 15 premium model in 2024 and is also expected to appear in the iPhone 16 Pro Max and iPhone 16 Pro.
The report also revealed the price of the iPhone 15 Ultra, which will be USD 200 above the previous model, making it USD 1,299.
Meanwhile, according to a report from earlier this month, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max versions are expected to have new features including solid-state buttons with haptic feedback, a titanium frame, and more RAM. It is also rumoured that the camera of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will see certain upgrades.