If you’re the type to wait a few builds before upgrading, you might want to skip the Apple iPhone 14. While this year’s model may come with better battery life and a 6GB increase in RAM (among other upgrades), it may not be. of an upgrade as important as the iPhone 15 Series.
According to Kuo Ming-chi, Apple will use a periscope design for the iPhone series telephoto camera starting in 2023. Specifically, the iPhone 15 Pro Max will sport a periscope camera instead of a telephoto camera. This periscope camera houses a 12MP sensor, which is expected to be a 1/3″ sensor with sensor-shift stabilization. By the way, similar rumors have been popping up since 2021, the most recent involving a new periscope camera vendor.
[Analysis] Apple’s camera supply chain will enter a two-year high-speed growth cycle thanks to the iPhone 15’s adoption of a high-ASP periscope design @mingchikuo https://t.co/CfUiUe7JQH
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) July 14, 2022
On top of that, Apple might opt for glass lenses instead of plastic ones. This means that the cost of the iPhone 15 series could see a significant increase (depending on supply chain yields). A periscope lens module is also more complicated than a telephoto lens, which could contribute to a price increase.
Overall, we can expect the iPhone 15 series to be more expensive. However, it could also be the superior upgrade option over this year’s iPhone 14 series. Prefer to wait for the iPhone 15 series before upgrading? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned to TechNave for more news like this.