iPhone 16 series: Know what is coming

iPhone 16 series is set to be very different from all previous iPhone series.

| Updated on: May 18 2023, 18:41 IST
iPhone 15 Pro Max CHALLENGES Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra with this MAJOR camera upgrade
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1/5 Apple is expected to announce its new iPhone 15 lineup at the September event, and the leaks and rumours have been coming thick and fast. As per the latest detail, Apple's iPhone 15 Pro Max will be competing with the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in terms of camera performance. A recent report has revealed that the iPhone 15 Pro Max could get an optical zoom lens with 5-6x zoom capabilities. (HT Tech)
iPhone 14 Pro Max
2/5 According to a report by MacRumours, the periscope camera on the iPhone 15 Pro Max could have almost double the optical zoom as the current iPhones. Just a few weeks ago, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed that Apple had chosen parts manufacturer Largan to make the periscope lens for the iPhone 15 Pro Max. (HT Tech)
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3/5 MacRumours now report that this new periscope camera, which would be built into the telephoto lens, could offer 5-6x optical zoom, which is almost double the 3x zoom offered by the current iPhone 14 Pro Max. It is an exclusive feature that will be limited to the iPhone 15 Pro Max only, according to reports. (HT Tech)
iPhone 14 Pro Max
4/5 Advantages of Periscope camera: By redirecting light from the camera's aperture to align with the phone's body, periscope lenses enhance the camera's zooming capabilities without adding thickness to the camera module. This is particularly important for phones to remain pocketable and easy to carry. (HT Tech)
iPhone 14 Pro Max
5/5 The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra takes advantage of this technology to offer a stunning 10x zoom via a folded periscope lens. According to reports, the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s periscope lens could feature 5x or 6x zoom, which beats the current 3x magnification offered by the current flagship iPhone models. (HT Tech)
iPhone 16
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iPhone 16 series is expected to launch next year. (Unsplash)

The leaks and rumours about the iPhone 16 lineup have started pouring in and amazingly, they are generating absolutely the same kind of hype as the iPhone 15, which is to be launched in September 2023. The iPhone 16 series launch is expected in 2024. Last year, we have seen that Apple had made significant upgrades to iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max in terms of the new chipset, large camera sensor, and new Dynamic Island features while leaving the non-Pro models with minimal upgrades. Similarly, iPhone 15 series is expected to follow the footsteps of the iPhone 14 series in terms of stuffing Pro models with new and exclusive features and leaving the vanilla models with minimal changes.

Now, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed that iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max will get the Periscope camera upgrade, unlike the iPhone 15 series. Leaks suggest that only the iPhone 15 Pro Max will feature the new Periscope camera lens.

With iPhone 16 Pro models set to get bigger in size, Apple's engineers will be able to incorporate a periscope lens in it. These enhanced zoom cameras, provided by Cowell E Holdings, are expected to deliver optical zoom capabilities of 5-6x.

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Moreover, the iPhone 16 Pro model will get a bigger display than the iPhone 15 Pro. DSCC analyst Ross Young recently stated that the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max are anticipated to feature screen sizes of 6.3 inches and 6.9 inches, respectively. On the other hand, the non-Pro iPhone 16 models are expected to retain the old, smaller, display sizes.

However, it must be noted that iPhone 16 series is still over a year away, hence you should wait for more concrete information from Apple itself.

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First Published Date: 18 May, 18:13 IST