Subsequent 12 months’s Professional iPhones are each “anticipated” to have the “tetraprism” zoom lens Apple is utilizing for the 5x telephoto digital camera within the iPhone 15 Professional Max, in accordance with a brand new publish from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. That tetraprism optical system, which is meant to duplicate a 120mm lens of a full-frame digital camera, is unique to the iPhone 15 Pro Max, so if it involves the smaller iPhone Professional subsequent 12 months (which I’m guessing can be known as the iPhone 16 Professional), each the Professional and Professional Max could be on nearer footing.
120-millimeter lenses are sometimes lengthy, so as an alternative we created an progressive tetraprism design, constructed proper into iPhone. The sunshine rays are mirrored 4 instances by means of the glass construction, permitting the sunshine to journey for longer in a a lot smaller design. This creates sufficient separation between the lens and the sensor to allow the longer focal size.
The iPhone 13 Professional and iPhone 14 Professional had the identical digital camera methods, so it’s a little bit disappointing that Apple put a greater zoom lens on the iPhone 15 Professional Max this 12 months. I’m hoping that with the iPhone 16 Professional, Apple returns to function parity with its Professional iPhone cameras — however provided that the iPhone 15 Professional Max now starts at a higher price, I’ve a hunch Apple may proceed to seek out methods to separate the Professional from the Professional Max. (Which may give it all of the extra cause to name the Professional Max an “Extremely” cellphone, as it’s rumored to do.)