Apple launched the iPhone 15 Pro Max with one of the most significant camera upgrades compared to prior releases. The latest flagship features improved camera hardware and software optimizations that reflect improved photo and video quality. The iPhone 15 Pro Max features 5x optical zoom capabilities that can jump up to 25x with the help of digital zoom. Now, Apple plans to further improve the cameras on the iPhone 16 Pro models with a tetraprism telephoto lens.
Prominent industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo states that the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro models will launch with the company's tetraprism telephoto lens. The new lens will allow for better zoom capabilities on both 'Pro' models of the iPhone 16. Note that the iPhone 15 Pro Max features a tetraprism telephoto lens that enables 5x optical zoom, but the feature was ditched for the smaller iPhone 15 Pro.
This is the first time Apple introduced significant hardware changes in the camera department for only the bigger iPhone 15 Pro Max. However, the iPhone 16 Pro models will be streamlined with the same camera lens on both variants. It was previously reported that Apple decided to house a tetraprism on the iPhone 15 Pro Max due to access space. The smaller iPhone 15 Pro did not have ample room to be equipped with a tetraprism telephoto lens for 5x zoom.
The iPhone 15 Pro potentially utilizes the same telephoto sensor that Apple debuted with the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Henceforth, it is only capable of 3x optical zoom. Yet, the lack of internal space could not be the only factor in ditching the tetraprism telephoto lens on the smaller iPhone 15 Pro. However, it is reported that the iPhone 16 Pro will feature a slightly bigger form factor than the iPhone 15 Pro, which couldRead more on wccftech.com