Waiting for iPhone 15? If you want THIS feature, then you won't get it

Apple fans are waiting for iPhone 15 launch because of some truly fascinating features it is expected to bring. However, they may not get what they want.

| Updated on: Apr 21 2023, 20:57 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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Neither iPhone 15, nor iPhone 16, it is likely that iPhone 17 Pro will get this special tech. (Pixabay)

We are just a few months away from the launch of the iPhone 15 lineup and the constant flow of leaks and rumours is creating a buzz around the next iPhone flagship. However, despite being tipped to get several new features and upgrades, the iPhone 15 lineup will miss out on one of the most-awaited features. Sadly, you will have to wait until the launch of the iPhone 17 series to witness this special under-display tech. As per a report by MacRumors, display analyst Ross Young suggests that the iPhone 17 Pro is set to debut the under-panel Face ID technology, a first for any iPhone model.

It must be noted that this update contradicts previous predictions that the iPhone 16 Pro models of 2024 to be the first to feature under-panel Face ID technology. However, 2025's iPhone series, basically the iPhone 17 Pro models are now tipped to get under-panel Face ID tech along with a punch-hole design for the front-facing camera. Earlier, Young suggested that the postponement was caused by "sensor issues."

Apart from that, what is likely coming on iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus is the pill-shaped cutout with Dynamic Island, just like the Pro models. As per Young's prediction, the iPhone 16 series will continue with the pill-shaped design next year. As a result of this change, the two display cutouts on the Dynamic Island, which are currently present, will seemingly persist unaltered throughout three subsequent "Pro" iPhone models.

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This implementation is anticipated to continue until the "Pro" iPhones of 2027, which will have the camera moved under the display, resulting in a completely edge-to-edge screen. Moreover, the regular iPhone 17 models will incorporate ProMotion, a technology that is presently restricted to Apple's premium devices, Young suggested.

BIG iPhone display upgrade by 2025

Young also suggests that Apple is set to go all LTPO in 2025, with even base models getting 120Hz refresh rate display. Currently, only the Pro models of the iPhone 14 series feature a 120Hz refresh rate.

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First Published Date: 21 Apr, 20:56 IST
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