Apple Reportedly Finds Periscope Telephoto Lens Supplier for 2023 iPhones

Apple is believed to have struck a deal with a new supplier of telephoto lens components for a periscope camera system in future iPhones, reports The Elec.
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On Wednesday, South Korean firm Jahwa Electronics said it plans to spend 191 billion won ($155 million) on building plants to produce new optical image stabilization (OIS) actuators.

According to an earlier report by The Elec, Apple visited Jahwa Electronics' new facilities during the first half of 2021, and it is "likely" that the investment is being made so that Jahwa can begin supplying Apple with OIS actuators from next year.

Apple usually asks suppliers to build production lines exclusively for its own parts and components, but the new facilities set to be built in Gumi would require Apple's approval once they're finished, and the whole process would take a year from now to conclude.

The OIS actuators, which combine OIS and autofocus functions in one, are likely to be for telephoto cameras in 2023 iPhones. The Elec previously linked the components to a periscope camera system, allowing for increased optical zoom.

Rumors about the iPhone getting a periscope lens have been circulating since early 2020, with reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo the first to mention the possibility. Kuo initially said that a periscope lens would be an iPhone 14 Pro feature, but now says he expects the lens type to arrive with the iPhone 15 Pro, a prediction that analyst Jeff Pu has also made.

In a periscope system, light entering the telephoto lens is reflected by an angled mirror towards the camera's image sensor. The change in direction in which the light travels allows for a longer "folded" telephoto setup inside phones, enabling users to zoom in further without any blurriness.

Top Rated Comments

Apple fan from Korea Avatar
8 months ago

I don't care bout gigapixels.
I don't care bout zoom
I don't care about tele
I don't care about 25 lenses

If it was me camera bumps would never been a thing in the 1st place.
Some people do.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
44267547 Avatar
8 months ago

Does a bump off-put buyers or something?
Only on here.

I mean, like 99% of consumers are using cases, so the bump is negated and it’s a non-issue.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Shanghaichica Avatar
8 months ago

They should find a different use for that lens apart from 100x zoom. The minuscule number of times anyone needed that kinda zoom does not justify the investment.
10 x and 30x are plenty useful.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
8 months ago
Sweet! It looks like it’s all coming together for the future iPhones.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Guacamole Avatar
8 months ago

To me, I’ll probably skip the ‘14’, (As it’s likely an ‘S’ year) and hold out for this feature, as the Periscope lens alone is worth the upgrade to have this advantage. Everything is lining up for this to be the big debut in 2023.
but the 13 was already a S year
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
subjonas Avatar
8 months ago
I want a periscope camera in my SE 2016 please. ?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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