We all know Apple likes to take things slow when implementing new features on its phones. One of the best examples of this statement is the displays that iPhones have these days, which feature OLED technology and can hit a refresh rate of 120Hz.
But today’s news has nothing to do with the iPhone display, but rather with the iPhone camera system. For the past few years, Apple has been criticized for not including a more capable telephoto lens in its high-end phones. Specifically, a telephoto lens capable of zooming more than just 3x, as is the case on the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max.
Well, the good news is that Apple has finally found a periscope telephoto lens parts supplier. The report comes from The electwhich says the company allegedly chosen by the Cupertino-based company is South Korea-based Jahwa Electronics.
What is a periscope camera?
A periscope camera is a camera with a periscope lens. But what is a periscope lens? Well, to put it simply, it’s a set of mirrors specifically angled to achieve a longer focal length without taking up too much space.
A periscope lens allows a small device like your phone to get more optical zoom from its camera system, without the need for protrusions or additional third-party hardware. It does this by redirecting light so it can travel farther before hitting the image sensor.
Apple is preparing its first periscope camera
When will we see an iPhone with a periscope camera?
Previously, analysts such as Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that 2022 would be the year we finally see a periscope zoom telephoto lens on iPhone Pro models.
Now, however, Kuo and another famous analyst by the name of Jeff Pu claim that will happen in 2023 with the iPhone 15 Pro models. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait any longer than that.