Apple's Newest Addition: iPhone 20 Pro to Boast 120 mm Tetraprism Camera by 2026
The tech community is abuzz with news of Apple’s plans for the iPhone 16 Pro, set to be released in 2024. According to supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning a significant upgrade to the camera of the smaller iPhone 16 Pro. Specifically, the phone will feature a 120 mm tetraprism camera, a feature previously exclusive to Apple’s largest pro model.
This move is expected to generate high demand for the advanced camera technology. The iPhone 15 Pro Max, released in September, was the first to feature the 120 mm focal length tetraprism camera. However, Apple is now planning to extend this feature to its smaller Pro models by 2024.
Kuo’s insights into Apple’s plans come from analyzing the supply chain, particularly examining the orders placed with Largan, a crucial supplier of the tetraprism component. According to Kuo, Apple’s order for tetraprism cameras in 2024 could result in a remarkable 160% year-over-year growth in the number of iPhones equipped with this technology. This projection represents a significant increase from Kuo’s earlier forecast of 110% growth, mainly due to improvements in yield rates from supplier Largan.
Largan is not solely limited to supplying components to Apple, as it also provides periscope lenses to Huawei. With both tech giants relying more on Largan’s components, the demand for advanced camera technologies is expected to skyrocket in 2024.
The highly anticipated iPhone 16 Pro, rumored to be unveiled in September 2024, is expected to boast larger displays, new camera systems, and Wi-Fi 7 connectivity. These features are set to solidify its position as a leading smartphone in the market.
Given Kuo’s history of accurate supply chain reporting, these predictions carry significant credibility, making the iPhone 16 Pro one of the most eagerly awaited releases in Apple’s lineup.