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Rumor | iPhone 15 Ultra and 16 Ultra will launch with periscope telephoto cameras, whereas the 16 Pro will not

An "iPhone Ultra" render. (Source: 4RMD)
An "iPhone Ultra" render. (Source: 4RMD)
The iPhone 15 series is thought to go Ultra for the first time in 2023, in a way that may or may not replace the current Pro Max top-end option. The new type of Apple flagship is also projected to debut with periscope zoom lenses; however, if there are those looking forward to an iPhone 16 Pro with the same spec, they can apparently forget it. Keeping the feature exclusive to the "16 Ultra" is predicted to make suppliers as unhappy as consumers through to 2024.

The top-end iPhone of 2023 is thought to debut as the "15 Ultra" (or, possibly, simply the "iPhone Ultra") with pretty much every predicted upgrade that has missed even the 14 series thus far, a titanium frame, sapphire-enhanced display and extra rear cameras included. The series-first 4th lens is projected to introduce first-gen Apple periscope zoom tech to the world, moreover.

The threat of sky-high price hikes implied by such potentially significant 15 'Ultra' upgrades might prompt some consumers - even typically top-end shoppers - to hold out for a cheaper, yet still Pro, model to which the same possibly quad rear camera system has trickled down. However, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, they will be kept waiting.

The renowned industry analyst forsees only 1 2024 iPhone variant with a "periscope camera", however much the market might prefer there were 2. Therefore, if this really is the year of the 15 Ultra, it follows that only the 16 Ultra will inherit its new type of lens.

Apple's rumored product line-up plans are slated to prove as "detrimental" to the businesses of suppliers such as Genius and Largan as they might to current Pro Max fans' wallets for the next 2 years.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-02- 3 (Update: 2023-03- 3)