Reports suggest that the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro Max will possess a highly coveted feature that will not be available on any other model within the iPhone 15 lineup. According to an individual known as “Unknownz21,” who has gained credibility as a reliable leaker, the iPhone 15 Pro Max will exclusively feature a periscope lens camera.
A periscope lens camera utilizes a sophisticated system comprised of a prism and a series of lenses to enhance the device’s optical zoom capabilities. This innovative technology enables smartphones to achieve greater zoom levels without compromising the slimness of the device.
While speculation regarding the incorporation of a periscope lens in a future iPhone has been circulating for some time, this latest revelation asserts that it will only be present in the iPhone 15 Pro Max variant.
On a Monday, the aforementioned leaker, @URedditor, took to Twitter to share the news. They stated that they had received independent confirmation, effectively solidifying their claim.
Unfortunately, they did not elaborate further on the matter, adding that no additional details could be disclosed at that moment. In response to a question regarding potential changes to the camera layout, the leaker replied that there would be minimal alterations.
The notion of a periscope lens camera being reserved for the Pro models has been a subject of speculation for a while. Notably, in July 2022, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo hinted that the technology might be expanded to encompass the entire iPhone 16 lineup.
However, in January 2023, Kuo himself took to Twitter to revise his stance, stating that only the highest-end model within the iPhone 16 series would possess the coveted periscope camera.
Although @Uredditor, also known as “Unknownz21,” has a relatively brief track record as a leaker, their previous leaks have proven to be accurate. Notably, they obtained pre-release iOS 14 code and revealed the “Gobi” AR codes, which later became scannable App Clips.
Moreover, they have previously circulated rumours concerning the presence of a USB-C port on the iPhone 15 Pro, as well as the limitation of Wi-Fi 6E support to the Pro range.