Every fall, Apple brings us a new generation of iPhones, which the company has been doing for many years in a row. This 2023 shouldn’t be an exception because next Tuesday, September 12, the Cupertino-based company will present the new iPhone 15. Among all models, the iPhone 15 Pro Max will be the top model and will bring a camera periscope lens. Its specifications have been announced.
Apple fans are excited to see what the company will reveal next week. Although we have talked about all the details that this new generation of smartphones will bring, it may end up surprising us with something new. If you’re one of those folks who aren’t up to speed on the new iPhone, we recently rounded up the novelties that it would bring. Here we have that 8 GB of RAM and the new A17 Bionic Chip as major novelties, but that’s not all.
iPhone 15 Pro Max periscope lens specs revealed
A decision Apple made with the iPhone 14 that caused some controversy was to focus on the Pro models. Let’s remember that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus were very similar to the iPhone 13, making it not a very interesting update for users. However, the stars of the show were the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, which brought with them a new chip and many more unique selling points.
Apple continues to adhere to this vision of giving higher priority to the Pro models, even if the iPhone 15 is not completely ignored in this case. However, our focus is on the iPhone 15 Pro Max because it brings something unique that no other model has: a camera with a periscope lens. This is why Apple could delay the iPhone 15 Pro Max by up to 4 weeks.
As for this fundamental part of the new top-of-the-line, all we knew was that we were going to achieve up to 6x optical zoom, much larger than usual. However, thanks to Fenibook on Twitter, we can now add more details. He uploaded a photo showing the specs of this much-anticipated periscope camera. As this is an image and it is in Chinese, we had to use an OCR and translator solution, so errors may occur.
The sensor has a larger size of 1/1.9 inch and 85 mm
According to the text, this is a great achievement from Apple since it has managed to improve the signal-to-noise ratio in low-light conditions. Now to the periscope camera of the iPhone 15 Pro MaxYour sensor is 1/1.9″ in size—significantly larger than the telephoto lens of the iPhone 14 Pro Max at 1/3.5. In addition, it is mentioned that the focal length is F/2.8, so here we have no changes compared to the previous generation. Well, a focal length of 85 mm is a notable increase over the 77mm from last year’s peak.
Curiously, towards the end of the text, we see a mention of how the opening has been reduced to 6 mm so you can see people better.” Ultimately, that’s all the Chinese filter offers, and as this new camera doesn’t deliver results, the truth is that we have high expectations. Apple has not disappointed with its iPhone cameras, and they generally occupy the highest spots, competing with the best Android phones. Now we only have to wait less than a week to know the official information and hopefully see how this camera performs in practice.