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In 2024, the iPhone 16 Pro is planned to use a periscope

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The iPhone 16 Pro could be set to Periscope in 2024, following an exclusive debut on the iPhone 15 Pro Max later this year.

This is a new claim made Elect, a South Korean website with a decent track record of local supply chain reporting. In this case, we are talking about LG Innotek and Zihua Electronics, which, according to all, will supply Apple with scaling drives in the assembled state.

We have reported earlier on claims that Apple’s 2023 iPhones will see the adoption of a so-called periscope lens that allows for much deeper camera zoom than usual. We could be looking at 5x and 10x zoom instead of the iPhone 14 Pro’s 3x zoom.

Despite​​​​this progress, it was generally assumed that this new periscope lens feature would be missed by the smaller flagship iPhone 15 Pro this year. It’ll likely be an exclusive to the super-sized (and super-expensive) iPhone 15 Pro Max — or, if other rumors go, the newly renamed iPhone 15 Ultra.

If you’re a fan of small phones and worried that this might be a size-related limitation, the latest report should put your mind at ease. It says that while Apple does only ship one periscope component to the iPhone 15 lineup, it will use two in the iPhone 16 lineup in 2024, bringing the iPhone 16 Pro into the equation.

We’re excited to see what Apple does with this periscope lens technology. As is often the case, we’ve already seen this applied in the Android phone market, and to brilliant effect in the case of Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and Oppo Find X2 Pro before that.

Announced four years ago, Oppo’s ahead-of-its-time periscope system is pictured above. It will be interesting to see if Apple can arrive late but add something extra as it usually does.

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