2022 iPhone models could feature periscope camera lenses, says Kuo
Apple is reportedly approaching suppliers to discuss its plans for future iPhone camera enhancements, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who suggests at lease some of Apple’s 2022 iPhone models will offer periscope telephoto lenses.
Kuo believes Apple will use Korean camera supplier Semco for the alleged periscope telephoto lenses, the same supplier said to be working with Chinese lens supplier Sunny Optical who are joining forces for future iPhone camera production later this year.
Periscope lenses would allow Apple to compete with the likes of Huawei who offer 5x true optical zoom on their P30 Pro smartphone. It is said a new 10x optical zoom is also in development by the company.
We predict that Semco, the best Korean lens supplier, and Sunny Optical, the best Chinese lens supplier, will enter the Apple lens supply chain in 2H20 and 2021, respectively.