One of the biggest early rumors surrounding next year’s iPhone 15 Pro is that it might get several new camera upgrades. This includes a new telephoto camera, a periscope, and a new “8P” lens, or eight main camera elements. Now, industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo chirp (Opens in a new tab) Saying that the iPhone 15 Pro may not get this lens element upgrade.
Just last week, we heard from TrendForce (Opens in a new tab)Another industry analyst said, the iPhone 15 series will finally switch to USB-C ports and the Pro models will get an increase in RAM and will go from 6GB to 8GB next year. TrendForce also mentioned the use of a new type of main camera lens that Apple could adopt on the upgraded 8-element (8P) camera.
More elements in the lens can absorb more light into the lens and reduce image distortion, which may be necessary for wide-angle lenses. However, it can also be more complicated, and the mounting elements in the lens have their own pros and cons.
Given that Apple just moved to a 7P element lens for the iPhone 14 Pro, it may not be moving to an upgraded lens soon. Ming Chi Kuo didn’t give a reason though in his tweet and only said, “It’s not likely to come true.”
I think the rumored iPhone 15 Pro series adoption of the 8P lens likely won’t materialize.October 30, 2022
In an effort to widen the gap between the Pro and base iPhone models, it looks like Apple may be keeping some top upgrades for its Pro hardware and maybe even the new iPhone 15 Ultra model. This includes a new periscope telephoto lens that will rely on a prism that reflects light to different internal lenses at 90 degrees to the camera sensor. This will result in a longer lens and advanced optical zoom.
There has been some talk that the periscope camera could be the iPhone 15 Pro Max-only feature in an effort to sell the model. But other rumors claim that the iPhone 14 Pro Max could be replaced by the iPhone 15 Ultra next year, so we’ll have to see how it plays out.
Shadow leak (Opens in a new tab) Also on Twitter, he recently said that the periscope camera could have a hybrid lens design, rather than using purely plastic parts to achieve what is claimed 5x or 6x magnification. Some lens elements have a plastic-coated glass core, far from only plastic, which is the industry standard.
Aside from vying for a position on our list of best camera phones, iPhone 15 Pro could become even more powerful and efficient 3nm chipset like that. It will be some time before we see the iPhone 15 series in action. Until then, you can check out our website iPhone 14 Plus vs iPhone 14 Pro Max Comparison to see which large screen iPhone might be right for you.