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Wear Although the iPhone 14 has not been released yet, information about the iPhone 15 Pro is gradually appearing. Recent rumors say that the iPhone 15 Pro is likely to be equipped with a periscope lens. Previously, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had speculated about this possibility.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo initially claimed that the iPhone 14 Pro would have a periscope camera, but later countered that the feature would make its debut on the iPhone 15. Since then, Apple even has patented periscope camera system.
Periscope system. (Image source: MacRomors)
The structure of the periscope camera system, the sensor is placed in a plane perpendicular to the back of the phone instead of on a parallel plane. And a mirror is used to reflect light from the scene towards the camera sensor.
The mechanism of optical zoom is a multi-section lens assembly that is vertically stacked in planes parallel to the image sensor. After being reflected by the mirror, light rays pass through the lens and are projected onto the sensor.
The new iPhone 13 Pro Max is only capable of 3x optical zoom with a telephoto lens.
A significant advantage of the periscope system is that complex lens assemblies such as those for telephoto lenses can be tucked into the compact body of the phone. The periscope camera will allow high optical reception so that users can capture sharp images from a distance with high clarity.
Equipping a periscope lens on a smartphone camera is not new. It is too late for Apple to use this technology to equip the iPhone 15 Pro. Because now some Android smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra or Huawei P30 Pro already have periscope cameras. And iPhone users just stop at experiencing the camera with the 3x optical zoom capability that the telephoto lens brings.
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