Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max 5

  • An Apple analyst claims the iPhone 16 Pro will get a “tetraprism” zoom lens.
  • Apple announced the tetraprism zoom lens as an exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
  • The new lens will bring the Pro and Pro Max closer in line with each other.

It’s not uncommon for Apple to give its Pro models a feature — like Dynamic Island — and have it go to the base and Plus models a year later. It’s a little less common, however, for a Pro Max-exclusive feature to trickle down to the Pro model. But it looks like that could be the case with the “tetraprism” zoom lens in the iPhone 15 Pro Max.

During Apple’s “Wonderlust” event, the company announced that the iPhone 15 Pro Max would get what Apple calls a tetraprism zoom lens. This zoom lens is designed to mimic the results you would get from a 120mm lens of a full-frame camera and is being used for the Pro Max’s 5x telephoto camera.