According to the Korean news agency The Elec, Apple has finally signed a cooperation agreement with one of the companies to supply the iPhone 15 series periscope camera. Korean company Jahwa Electronics is said to have pledged $ 155 million to build production lines for optical image stabilization modules. They have started working together for periscope cameras. Apple often asks its suppliers to create production lines exclusively for the company to supply the required parts. It is said that after the preparation of Jahwa Electronics's new product lines, Apple officials should confirm its quality, and apparently this process will take about a year.
It should be noted that these optical image stabilization modules actually contain an autofocus system And such modules are very important for periscope cameras. It was initially rumored that Apple intended to use a periscope camera for the iPhone 14 Pro models, but the company's executives have decided to offer such a feature in 2023. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of periscope cameras, we must first define the periscope itself. The periscope consists of mirrors or prisms that refract light at right angles so that people can see objects above and below their line of sight. Such a device has been used in vehicles such as tanks and submarines for decades.
The phone has a very small body, it is not practical to use conventional telephoto cameras to provide better zoom. That's why companies can offer users a 5 to 10x optical zoom using periscope cameras. To do this, the lenses are mounted vertically on the body instead of on top of each other in the same direction as the back panel. Therefore, using a prism, light travels 90 degrees to the sensor, passing through different lenses. As the higher the zoom, the greater the amount of hand-shake, the better the quality of the anti-shake system for these cameras.
Years ago, Huawei was the first company to use this feature on a flagship phone. And then other companies, such as Samsung, began using these types of cameras. Now, after a few years of waiting, it seems that Apple intends to use this camera for the iPhone 15 Pro models. Given that we are more than a year away from the introduction of these phones, we still can not speak with certainty about their specifications.
Fortunately, in recent months, there have been many reports about the features of the iPhone 14 series. For example, as you probably know, the iPhone 14 Pro models will be marketed without a notch, and instead Apple plans to use a display hole for both models. Also, we should not miss the use of these 48 models of 48-megapixel main camera. In general, Apple intends to widen the gap between standard and Pro models.
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