Apple wants to acquire an additional lens module specialist for the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s new periscope camera. Thus the company may bring on another supply partner for the device before it goes on sale.
It is anticipated that Apple will incorporate a periscope camera system into the iPhone 15 Pro Max that will be released this year. An angled mirror faces in the direction of the image sensor on the camera. It reflects light that comes in via the telephoto lens.
Users can zoom in further without experiencing any blurriness or other quality loss because of a change in the direction light travels. This allows a longer “folded” telephoto arrangement to be installed within smartphones. The system is anticipated to incorporate a 5-6x optical zoom into Apple’s next premium iPhone model (the iPhone 14 Pro now supports up to a 3x optical zoom).
According to previous rumors, Largan Precision was supposed to be the only company that would supply the periscope system. When they were originally introduced in 2019 by Huawei’s P30 Pro smartphone, the periscope lenses manufactured by Largan were the first to hit the market.
Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO), according to industry sources quoted by DigiTimes, has been identified as an additional module provider. According to the sources cited by the newspaper, GSEO provided periscope lenses to a Japanese handset manufacturer in 2021.
Apple industry analyst Kuo believes that both models of the iPhone 16 Pro released in 2024 will use the same or a similar periscope lens to the one used exclusively in the iPhone 15 Pro Max. This would be in keeping with Apple’s ongoing practice of differentiating its standard and Pro models by reserving certain higher-end hardware features for the Pro models.