Report Suggests iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max to Feature 5x Optical Zoom

Apple is once again reported to be bringing its tetraprism camera with up to 5x optical zoom to both the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max this year, a feature that has widely been rumored to be coming to the 6.1-inch iPhone 16 Pro after launching exclusively on the larger 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Pro Max last year. In a report focused on the wider smartphone camera lens market, TrendForce said “Following the successful launch of the iPhone 15 Pro Max with its exclusive tetraprism telephoto zoom lens, the industry is expected to see an increase in the adoption of periscopic lens modules. Apple plans to bring this advanced hardware upgrade to the iPhone 16 Pro, making it accessible to more users in the Pro series.”

The 5x optical zoom camera on the iPhone 15 Pro Max incorporates a folded glass structure utilizing a tetraprism design, enabling multiple reflections of light. Consequently, users shoot with 5x optical zoom, a notable improvement from the 3x zoom in the preceding iPhone 14 Pro Max.