iPhone 16 Pro Max may house a periscope camera

Apple is reportedly planning on including a new periscope camera in iPhone 16 Pro Max. This lens will allow users to take photos and videos from a much wider angle than ever before. However, it appears that Apple may be limiting the use of this lens to the iPhone 16 Pro Max only. If rumours are to be believed, Apple may limit the periscope lens technology to the Pro models due to the space that the hardware requires. Similarly, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo took to Twitter where he mentioned that periscope lens technology will be exclusively seen in the rumoured iPhone 16 Pro Max model. (4/5)As previously predicted, the highest-end model of the 2H23 new iPhone 15 model (15 Pro Max or 15 Ultra) will… https://t.co/J8AgZMY5UD— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) 1675185037000Kuo tweeted: “My latest survey indicates only one/highest-end new iPhone 16 model in 2H24 will have the periscope camera, not the two models the market expected.”Therefore, the contribution of the periscope camera to the demand for lens upgrades may be lower than the market consensus.”Read AlsoApple continues to work on classical music appThe iOS 16.3 software update is in the final stage of beta testing and is expected to be released to the public next week.Read AlsoApple iPhone 15 Ultra price leaked: What to expectApple might be looking to promote the iPhone 15 device as the finest of everything. This might be the cause of such a big price hike. The smartphone is also likely to have a premium titanium body, more RAM and a quicker CPU. The titanium body will not only offer a premium look to the iPhone 15 UltraKuo’s information contradicts a recent report from The Elec, which mentioned that “Folded Zoom” periscope lens would be available in both the ‌iPhone‌ 16 Pro and the ‌iPhone‌ 16 Pro Max next year.The analyst also mentioned that previously it was predicted that the iPhone 15 Pro Max “will adopt the periscope camera”.”The market expected that adding periscope cameras to more iPhone models would drive demand for lens upgrades in 2023-2024,” Kuo added.What is a periscope lens?Periscope lens allows the light to reflect through an angled mirror towards the image sensor located in the camera. The directional shift allows for a “folded” telephoto lens system for improved optical zoom capabilities without the blurriness that comes with digital zoom.However, the Periscope lens technology is already used by smartphone manufacturers like Samsung. Meanwhile, the ‌iPhone 15‌ Pro Max is likely to offer up to 6x optical zoom, an improvement over the current 3x optical zoom in the iPhone 14 Pro models.For the last few years, the Pro and Pro Max iPhones have offered similar features, and battery life has been the main distinguishing feature between the devices aside from display size. Limiting periscope zoom technology to the Pro Max will likely frustrate those who like to have the latest technology but who do not care for the larger 6.7-inch size.It remains to be seen if Apple will change their mind and make this lens available on other iPhones as well.Also watch:iOS16.2: iPhone users wait for 5G is over