A 6X Periscope Lens
What We Heard: Reports go back to last year that the iPhone 15 Pro lineup would add a periscope telephoto lens with a higher zoom factor. More recent reports narrowed that down to the iPhone 15 Pro Max, but most predicted that the periscope lens would have a 6X optical zoom.
What We Got: We’ll admit we’re nitpicking a bit here, but the lens we actually got has only a 5X zoom and isn’t technically a “periscope” lens in the truest sense of the word. Instead, Apple created a unique tetra-prism design that bends the incoming light rather than reflecting it.