Apple is working on the iPhone with the periscope, but it will be a long wait

Apple could integrate the periscope zoom on an iPhone but the timing could still be long: here's when it will arrive according to the latest news leaked on the net

Many consider iPhones among the best smartphones for the photographic compartment, despite being equipped with sensors with a much lower amount of pixels than the competition. As for magnification capabilities, so far Apple's iPhone 13 series models have not gone beyond 3x optical zoom.

In the future, following the lead of other manufacturers, the company may introduce a periscope lens, which would allow to increase up to ten times this capacity, making the iPhone camera even more amazing. A report from MacRumors gives us some hints about the wait time and the version that could start adopting this solution. This would have benefits, not only on the photographic quality, but also on the design of the device, which would no longer need annoying protruding lenses that ruin the geometries. Meanwhile, it's good to recap what we can expect from iPhone 14.

iPhone with periscopic: when and on which models

According to market analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, we will be able to appreciate the first iPhone models with periscopic zoom from 2023. This would mean that the happy novelty will come only on Apple's iPhone 15 series devices and 2022 smartphones will continue to use an optical zoom in the order of 3x.

We've already had the chance to appreciate the periscopic zoom on smartphones like Mi 11 Ultra and ZTE Axon 30 Ultra, two devices that are anything but cheap and that also give us an idea of how much an iPhone integrating the same technology could cost. As a result, it's pretty obvious to expect periscope zoom to come only on the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models, i.e. the 2023 top of the line devices from the bitten apple.

iPhone 14: what camera will it have

In recent days Jeff Pu, another analyst considered quite reliable in his predictions on Apple products, has speculated that iPhone 14 Pro could use a 48-megapixel camera and be able to record movies in 8K, against the 4K achieved by the 12-megapixel cameras of the current iPhone 13. Accompanying the main sensor, there should also be two secondary lenses of 12 megapixels each, with ultra-wide and telephoto capabilities.

In addition, according to what Kuo also says, Apple should also start using pixel binning, a system that serves to merge pixels to get better images. This solution would allow you to take brighter photos in low light conditions, i.e. at dusk and at night, while maintaining a high level of quality for daytime ones.

In addition to these features, it will be possible to take better shots thanks to a new chipset and software updates that will come with the new iOS 16 operating system. It's still to be seen if the notch will disappear and if, as a result, there will be changes for the front-facing camera as well.