The new periscope camera with 5x optical zoom is one among the iPhone 15 Pro Max's standout features. The revolutionary tetraprism design of the new 120mm equivalent lens features a brilliant f/2.8 aperture and 1.12 m pixels beneath a 12MP sensor. According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the periscope sensor will appear in the iPhone 16 Pro next year, bringing it into parity with the Pro Max variant.
According to Kuo, the production issues with the iPhone 15 Pro Max are primarily due to the new zoom lens's high production costs and low production rates, which are supplied solely by Largan Precision Co. According to recent sources, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is quite popular, which could result in noticeably longer wait times than with the iPhone 14 Pro Max. By the end of the year, 80 million iPhone 15 series shipments are anticipated, according to Kuo.