The iPhone 15 series is expected to go official in September, but before that, rumors about next year’s iPhone series are already circulating online. The alleged iPhone 16 series may offer significant camera upgrades and the iPhone 16 Pro Max could feature a super telephoto camera. Apple packages improved camera modules on iPhone models every year. The company is expected to pack a periscope camera on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max this year. The non-pro models in the iPhone 15 series are also said to get a 48MP primary rear camera sensor.
The tipster, a well-known digital chat station, recently published the alleged specifications of the unannounced iPhone 16 Pro Max on Weibo. According to him, the upcoming flagship phone will have a super telephoto camera. Superzoom lenses have a focal length of over 300mm. The current iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, and iPhone 13 Pro models have a focal length of about 77mm, so the 300mm focal length would be a big upgrade over the previous models. Super telephoto cameras are widely used for sports and wildlife photography. It will also help in portrait photography.
The tipster also claims that the iPhone 16 Pro Max will have a larger camera sensor that could be as large as 1/1.14 inch. In comparison, the current iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max feature a 1/1.28-inch sensor.
Apple’s upcoming iPhone 15 Pro models are expected to feature a periscope camera as well. According to a previous rumor, the periscope lens will allow up to 5-6x optical zoom. So it is likely that the iPhone 16 series will appear next year with a more advanced camera system. However, the launch of the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max is easily over a year away, so this speculation can be taken with a pinch of salt.
Meanwhile, Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 15 series of smartphones, which will likely include the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max, in September. All models in the series are said to come with Dynamic Island. The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are expected to run on the A16 Bionic chip, while the Pro models are expected to run on the A17 Bionic SoC. The non-pro models are expected to have a 48MP wide camera sensor.