Currently, eyes are rather on the next smartphones that Apple will announce this year, namely the iPhone SE 3 but also the iPhone 14 which should, as is now a habit, be presented next September.
But that does not prevent us from thinking about future years and some experts are already working on the iPhone 15, which is scheduled for release at the end of 2023. According to analyst Jeff Pu, the Pro model in this range will thus be equipped with an objective with periscopic lens with a 5x optical zoom.
Better zoom quality?
The Cupertino company would be in full negotiation with the company Lante Optics which would then become its main supplier for this part in this new phone. Samples have already been sent to Apple and a final decision should be made by May. The stakes are high for the company and no less than 100 million components could be ordered.
Remember that this technology should make it possible to obtain a much better zoom than with current devices. Apple would thus catch up with its competitors such as Samsung and Huawei, which already offer high-quality optical zooms, explain our colleagues from 9to5mac.
Note that this is not the first time that rumors have reached us regarding the integration of a periscopic lens on the iPhone 15. Thus, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo mentioned the same idea earlier this year. The latter is often very well informed and does not talk in the air, which gives weight to this idea.