After an expert revealed that LG’s periscopic lens for iPhone 15 will be limited to the Pro Max (or Ultra) model of the smartphone, many could expect an extension of the third camera on all iPhone 16sa bit like this year all iPhone 15s are expected to receive the Dynamic Island of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
Unfortunately, however, things appear to be otherwise. The analyst specialized in the Apple world Ming Chi KuoIndeed, he explained that only iPhone 16 Pro Max (or Ultra) will have a periscope lens, exactly as it should already happen for this generation with iPhone Pro Max (or Ultra). This year, in fact, the two base models of the iPhone 15 (iPhone 15 “vanilla” and iPhone 15 Plus) will keep only two cameras, while the iPhone 15 Pro should have an additional telephoto lens and the iPhone 15 Ultra will have the latter instead , a periscope lens.
So it seems that the iPhone 16 line will also keep unchanged this breakdown of the cameras on the four smartphones that will make it up. Specifically, Kuo explained that “only the most high-end model of the new iPhone 16, arriving in the second half of 2024, could have a periscope camera, and not the two “Pro” models, as the market expects”.
Finally, the analyst confirmed that iPhone 15 Ultra will also have a periscope lens exclusively, which therefore will not be replicated on the iPhone 15 Pro. Furthermore, according to Kuo, the third camera will be one of the selling point main features of the iPhone 15 Ultra, which should also justify the significantly higher price than the other iPhone 15s.
However, it should be noted that, according to reports from The Elec, the iPhone 16 Pro will also have a periscope camera. In short, it seems that i two reports clash with each other quite evidently, although in both cases they are usually very reliable sources: only time will tell which of the two provided an accurate “tip” and which did not.