iPhone 16 ProMax might have a 300mm optical telephoto lens


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Jul 31, 2004
Ben's Branch, Stephen Creek
"The label of 'super' or 'ultra' telephoto is usually afforded to cameras with a focal length over 300mm, drastically magnifying and pulling in distant subjects. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro models' telephoto camera has a focal length of equivalent to 77mm..."

Wow. If true, that would be pretty remarkable. Will have to wait and see what they are able to actually produce, the iPhone 16 is still a year away (iPhone 15 is expected to launch this fall). But there has been a lot of talk about this new "periscope" design, which allows the use of longer focal length lenses and bigger sensors. And Apple's computational photography technology is already very impressive.

So, Apple has already killed the handheld GPS and emergency satellite communicator. Now they're coming for your spotter scopes! :D (To be fair, Android phones are also getting the same kind of upgrades).