The rumor mill for upcoming iPhone models is always active, and even though we still have a few months to go before the release of the iPhone 15, there are already rumors circulating about the iPhone 16 series. One recent rumor suggests that the iPhone 16 Pro may feature a fairly large screen, while another rumor focuses on a new camera lens.
Camera details of iPhone 16 Pro
According to a report from @数码问话站 (Digital Chat Station), Apple has reportedly worked with Sony to customize a 48-megapixel 1/1.14″ IMX 903 sensor, which is larger than the camera sensor used in the iPhone 14 Pro Max. This sensor is said to be under consideration for implementation in next year’s iPhone 16 Pro series. The rumored camera configuration for the iPhone 16 Pro includes a 1/1.14″± super outsole, a 1MG+7P molded glass-plastic module, and a periscope super telephoto combination.
In terms of the current iPhone models, the iPhone 15 Pro Max, set to be released this year, is expected to feature the same 48-megapixel 1/1.28-inch main camera as the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The notable difference is the introduction of a periscope zoom lens, which is rumored to be exclusive to the highest-end iPhone 15 Pro Max model. This strategic move would create differentiation within the iPhone 15 lineup.
The periscope zoom lens technology allows for optical zoom capabilities of 5-6x, which is a significant improvement compared to the current iPhone models that can achieve only up to 3x optical zoom. This suggests that the upcoming iPhone models will feature a major camera upgrade. Additionally, there have been rumors of other noteworthy features, such as the potential inclusion of a USB-C interface.
While these rumors provide an exciting glimpse into the potential features of the iPhone 15 and 16, it’s important to note that they are still speculative and should be taken with a grain of salt. As always, Apple keeps its product details closely guarded until the official announcements are made closer to the release dates.