Published on November 21, 2023, 3:08 am
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The iPhone 16 Pro is already creating a buzz with rumors suggesting that it will inherit the tetraprism camera from the iPhone 15 Pro Max. According to a supply chain report, Apple’s smaller pro models will feature the impressive 120 mm focal length camera in 2024, driving demand for this technology.
Supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared insights on Largan, the supplier of the tetraprism camera, and Apple’s orders for 2024. The inclusion of this camera in the smaller pro models is expected to result in a significant increase of iPhones equipped with the technology, with a projected year-over-year growth of 160%.
In his earlier report, Kuo predicted a lower increase due to lower yield rates from Largan. However, Apple has been working closely with the supplier to improve these rates – increasing them from 40% in Q3 of 2023 to an anticipated rate of over 70% by Q4 of the same year. This improvement has made the component more profitable to assemble.
It is worth noting that Largan also supplies periscope lenses to Huawei, and their use of this component is set to increase in 2024 as well.
Ming-Chi Kuo’s reputation for accuracy and his expertise in supply chain reporting lend credibility to this report. As such, it is highly likely that Apple will introduce the iPhone 16 Pro with its impressive features, including larger displays, new camera systems, and Wi-Fi 7 support when it is revealed in September 2024.
Overall, consumers can anticipate exciting advancements from Apple as they continue to push boundaries and deliver innovative technologies in their upcoming iPhone models.
Original article posted by Fox News