iPhone 16 Pro gets much improved telephoto lens (with these features)

Apple is making improvements to the iPhone 16 Pro camera, especially the telephoto lens is getting much better. These are the changes you can expect!

iPhone 16 Pro Camera

The iPhone 15 Pro Max is Apple’s first phone with a tetraprism lens. This lens allows for much further optical zoom, you can zoom in up to 5x without loss of quality. With the iPhone 15 Pro this is up to 3x, with the iPhone 15 (Plus) even only up to 2x. According to rumors, the telephoto lens of the iPhone 15 Pro Max will also come to the iPhone 16 Pro this year. So you no longer need a larger iPhone to zoom in up to 5x.

Also read: iPhone 16 gets many features of the iPhone 15 Pro: these are them

Apple is expected to give the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max the same telephoto lens this year. You can then optically zoom in up to 5x with both iPhones. That is especially good news for users who do not want a large smartphone, because you no longer have to get a Pro Max model to use the tetraprism lens. It is also cheaper, for example, the iPhone 15 Pro Max was a lot more expensive than the iPhone 15 Pro.

iPhone camera

New manufacturer for the telephoto lens

According to rumors, new evidence has surfaced that the telephoto lens will also be coming to the iPhone 16 Pro. Apple has started a partnership with Largan Precision and Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO), a Taiwanese company that produces camera lenses. Largan was responsible for supplying the tetraprism lens on the iPhone 15 Pro Max, but production of it will have to be significantly increased for the iPhone 16 series.

It is therefore a logical step that Apple divides the production of the telephoto lens for the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max between two manufacturers. The Pro models are likely to become more popular than the regular iPhones again, which means that many more telephoto lenses will have to be made this year. The collaboration with GSEO confirms this, making it all but certain that the iPhone 16 Pro will get a tetraprism lens.

iPhone 16 pro telephoto lens

Digital zoom on the iPhone 16 Pro is even better

The new telephoto lens lets you zoom in optically up to 5x on the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max, but the digital zoom goes much further. With the iPhone 15 Pro Max, you can zoom in digitally up to 25x. You will lose quality, but you can zoom in much further than with previous iPhones. This digital zoom function will probably also come to the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max.

Also read: All iPhone 16 models will get an A18 chip (and that’s very important)

Apple will present the iPhone 16 in September, then we will also know exactly what functions the telephoto lens of the iPhone 16 Pro (Max) will get. In any case, it is clear that the iPhone 16 Pro and the iPhone 16 Pro Max will be a lot bigger than the current Pro models, which means that we will see the largest iPhones ever this year. Do you want to know more about the next iPhone now? Then read everything about the iPhone 16 here and view all the rumors about the iPhone 16 Pro (Max) here!

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