A periscope camera uses a prism to bounce light from the lens through the folded lens and onto the image sensor. The camera has to be folded to fit in the limited internal space of the smartphone. A periscope lens allows you to take pictures with your phone using higher optical and digital zoom levels than otherwise. Kuo’s tweet contradicts information recently published by The Elec that said the periscope camera will be available on both the iPhone 16 Ultra/Pro Max and iPhone 16 Pro.
Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple will only offer a periscope camera on the iPhone 15 Ultra and iPhone 16 Ultra models
Kuo tweeted, “Only one/top model of the new 2H24 iPhone 16 series may have a periscope camera, not the two models the market expects. Expect demand for lens upgrades.” This is detrimental to Largan and Genius because it falls below … As mentioned earlier, it is not surprising that the new iPhone 15 2H23 (either 15 Pro Max or 15 Ultra) will feature a periscope camera at the top of the line. In 2023-2024, the market expected that demand for lens upgrades would increase with more iPhone models featuring periscope cameras.”