According to the report, the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max could be equipped with tetraprism telephoto lenses next year. Earlier this year, Apple launched the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, but only the latter was equipped with the company's improved telephoto lens, which offers 5x optical zoom – higher than the 3x optical zoom supported by the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The expected increase in the size of the iPhone 16 Pro models could allow for a better telephoto camera in the smaller model.
MacRumors account Apple plans to equip the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max with new tetraprism telephoto lenses in 2024, according to unnamed sources. Using a compact glass structure using a prism, Apple's best iPhone model can. Reflects light four times and provides better optical zoom on the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
However, incorporating this camera technology was said to be a challenge for Apple due to space constraints, which is why only the larger iPhone 15 Pro Max came with a tetraprism telephoto camera this year. If recent reports are to be believed, Apple plans to increase both the iPhone 16 Pro to 6.3 inches and the iPhone 16 Pro Max to 6.9 inches, from 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches, respectively.
Based on internal documents, the report also claims that the tetraprism module and camera design for the iPhone 16 Pro model appears to be similar to the iPhone 15 Pro Max. It is currently unclear whether the company plans to install the same camera on both iPhone 16 Pro models as the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
This is the third time such a statement has been made. TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in September — and again in November — that the iPhone 16 Pro will also have improved camera technology. Cuo previously predicted that Apple would not equip the iPhone 15 Pro model with the same telephoto lens as the iPhone 15 Pro Max.