Apple is believed to have struck a deal with a new supplier of telephoto lens components for the Periscope camera system in future iPhones, according to reports. electricity.
South Korea’s Jahwa Electronics said Wednesday that it plans to spend 191 billion won ($155 million) on building factories to produce new optical image stabilization (OIS) drivers.
According to a previous report by electricityApple visited new Jahwa Electronics facilities during the first half of 2021, and the investment is “likely” so that Jahwa can begin supplying Apple with OIS players from next year.
Apple usually requires suppliers to build production lines exclusively for its parts and components, but new facilities to be built at Gumi require Apple’s approval once completed, and the whole process will take a year from now to complete.
OIS triggers, which combine the two OIS and autofocus functions in one, are likely to be for telephoto cameras in the 2023 iPhone. electricity The components were previously linked to a periscope camera system, allowing for increased optical zoom.
Rumors about the iPhone getting a periscope lens have been circulating since early 2020, and famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was the first to mention the possibility. Kuo initially said that a periscope lens would be a feature of the iPhone 14 Pro, but now he says he expects the type of lens to arrive with the iPhone 15 Pro, a prediction made by analyst Jeff Pu as well.
In a periscope system, light entering the telephoto lens is reflected by an angled mirror toward the camera’s image sensor. The change in the direction in which the light travels allows for a longer “folded” zoom setup inside the phones, allowing users to enlarge the image without any distortion.
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