Apple’s iPhone 15 camera plans: Periscope zoom references come to fruition Fox News

Camera systems in iPhones have been top-notch for years. The reason for this is, in addition to the optical material, also the sophisticated “computer photography” of Apple, which, thanks to the performance of the internal A-chips, makes it possible to obtain very high quality images. However, the further development of classic smartphone cameras is increasingly reaching physical limits due to the thinness of the housing. Periscope technology, which allows telephoto and zoom lenses to be used in the smallest of spaces, can help.

iPhone 15 with zoom and periscope technology?
Some Cupertino patent applications and analyst reports hinted some time ago that Apple might already equip the iPhone 14, which is due to arrive this year, with such a camera system. However, Jeff Pu of Haitong International Securities has repeatedly denied these speculations based on information from the supply chain, most recently at the end of March this year (see ). Indications that the penultimate generation of Cupertino smartphones will have a zoom lens with periscope technology are now becoming more concrete. According to The Elec, Apple has likely already reached an agreement with the supplier for a component essential to such systems.

Contract with suppliers supposedly sealed
According to the news portal, the South Korean company Jahwa Electronics has announced that it will invest 191 billion won (about 143 million euros) in new production facilities for lens systems with optical image stabilizers. These are almost indispensable for smartphone telephoto and zoom lenses. The capacity expansion is expected to be completed in March 2022. Apple typically stipulates in contracts that suppliers can use the individual production lines exclusively for the California company’s purposes. It can therefore be assumed that the new factory will produce the components necessary for the alleged fivefold zoom of the iPhone 15. According to The Elec, delivery should begin in the second quarter of next year.

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