Sneak Peek! Leaked renders show iPhone 16 Pro Max and iPhone 15 Pro Max

Although the release of the iPhone 15 family is a few months away, a sneak peek, along with the iPhone 16 Pro Max, has surfaced online.

| Updated on: May 23 2023, 19:15 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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iPhone 15 Pro Max could get a periscope camera. (Representative Image) (Unsplash)

Although the release of the iPhone 15 family is a few months away, a sneak peek at the iPhone 16 Pro Max has just become possible. It is anticipated to launch in the fall of 2024. While rumors suggest Apple will retain the Pro Max branding for this year's models, there is a possibility of a massive change next year. Apple may introduce an entirely new iPhone called the iPhone 16 Ultra and that too as a replacement for the iPhone 15 Pro Max, according to 9To5Mac reports. However, iPhone 16 Ultra may well not replace the Pro Max and instead come in as a standalone entity. Kind of a 5th iPhone in the lineup consisting of iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, iPhone 16 Pro Max and iPhone 16 Ultra.

The latest leaked CAD-based renders reveal a side-by-side comparison of the iPhone 15 Pro Max and the future iPhone 16 Pro Max or Ultra. This visual representation provides a clear demonstration of the expected size increase for the iPhone 16 Ultra, which has been the subject of recent rumors.

The iPhone 16 Ultra's 6.9-inch screen is projected to be taller than it is wide, but it will still have a slightly wider profile. Estimates suggest that the width of the iPhone 15 Pro Max will measure around 76.7 mm, while the iPhone 16 Ultra is rumored to reach 77.2 mm. This places the latter at the outer limits of comfort for most individuals, showcasing Apple's continued push for further expansion.

Reportedly, the iPhone 15 Pro Max will stand approximately 159.8 mm tall, while its successor will grow to 165 mm. This represents a notable shift, particularly for Apple.

The smaller iPhone 16 Pro will also experience a size increase compared to the iPhone 15 Pro, but this alteration is justified due to the inclusion of a periscope zoom lens.

The iPhone 15 Pro Max already accommodates a periscope zoom lens within its body, raising questions as to why the iPhone 16 Pro Max needs to be even larger. However, this is still in the early stages of the rumor-mongering activity and the iPhone 16 series launch is over a year away, and as such, more information is expected to surface in the future.

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First Published Date: 23 May, 18:20 IST