One of the marquee features on the iPhone 15 Pro Max is the new periscope camera with 5x optical zoom. The new 120mm equivalent lens brings an innovative tetraprism design with a bright f/2.8 aperture and 1.12µm pixels behind a 12MP sensor. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that the periscope sensor will make its way to the smaller iPhone 16 Pro next year bringing parity with the Pro Max model.
iPhone 15 Pro Max tetraprism periscope
As per Kuo, Apple is facing challenges with iPhone 15 Pro Max production largely because of the rising production costs and low yield rates associated with the new zoom lens which is exclusively supplied by Largan Precision Co. Based on recent reports, iPhone 15 Pro Max is in high demand which may lead to significantly longer wair times compared to last year’s iPhone 14 Pro Max. Kuo expects the iPhone 15 series to reach 80 million shipments by the end of the year.