The iPhone 15 Pro upgrade is the reason you'll be able to retire your DSLR camera for good.
According to a credible analyst, Apple's iPhone 15 Pro, which will be released in 2023, will include a periscope lens.
Nobody has ever mentioned that the iPhone 13 Pro's cameras aren't all that great. Apple has combined three powerful lenses, as well as a slew of software wizardry, to create the best smartphone camera on the market.
But technology is always improving, and Apple is planning something big: the iPhone 15 Pro, due out in 2023, will include a periscope lens with up to 10x optical zoom. According to analyst Jeff Hu (via MacRumors).
So, DSLRs, take note: Apple is vying for the photography throne.
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According to Hu, the periscope camera system – which uses angled mirrors to reflect light into the camera sensor – would offer significant advantages over the current (already excellent) three-lens system on the iPhone 13 Pro, which offers up to 3x optical zoom (or 6x depending on how you count it).
A proper zoom lens has long been one of T3's wishes for the new iPhones, and it's encouraging to see Apple getting closer to making it a reality. Rumours about the inclusion of a periscope lens have also been circulating for some time, indicating that this prediction has legs.
Other smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and Huawei's P40 Pro+, already include a periscope lens with 10x optical zoom.
While the iPhone 15 series is still more than a year away, here's what Apple has planned for 2022.