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Apple reaches an agreement with a Korean company for a periscope telephoto lens

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According to The Elec, Apple has reached a partnership with a lens component supplier to use a periscope telephoto lens on the iPhone that will be released next year. Recently, South Korean company, Jahwa Electronics said it plans to spend 191 billion won (about $156 million) to build a factory. This factory will specifically produce the new Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) components. According to earlier sources, Apple visited Jahwa Electronics’ new facility in the first half of 2021. This has been sparking speculations that the company will invest in the development of its OIS components.

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The reports also claim that the OIS element integrates anti-shake and autofocus functions. Furthermore, this feature can also perform optical zoom. Popular Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo once said that the iPhone 14 Pro may use a periscope telephoto lens. However, there are also reports that this lens will appear in the iPhone 15 Pro.

The principle of this periscope telephoto lens is that light is reflected by a tilted mirror onto the camera’s image sensor. The telephoto module can change the direction of light travel, allowing the light to “fold” longer inside the phone. Thus, the zoom effect will be excellent and the image output will not be blurry.

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A few days ago, the appearance and most of the parameters of the iPhone 14/14pro series have been exposed. We can see that the iPhone 14 series does not surprise people so much. Even if it cancels the notch, it is nothing special. Judging from the current news, the standard iPhone 14 version still maintains the notch design. However, the iPhone 14 Pro series will use the “pill” plus a “dot” design. However, the pill will take up a large proportion of the screen this time.

According to The Elec, Samsung Electronics and OTI Lumionics are now working on a new generation of under-display cameras. This feature will make its way into Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro lineup next fall. As we all know, Apple currently installs various sensors in the “notch” at the top of the phone on its iPhone. This includes the TrueDepth camera for Face ID.

For the iPhone 15 series, the under-screen Face ID will be under the screen. The sensor will be hidden when the user is not using it and this gives users a real sense of visual experience. On the camera unit, it will be slightly different. It will no longer be a square unit, and the cameras will be separate – wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle range.

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