DigiTimes Korean Edition, citing an industry source, said Apple plans to add a periscope camera to future iPhones.
What is known
Unfortunately, there is not much information about this. According to an insider, the supplier periscopic sensors may become a Korean manufacturer Samsung Electronics. Whether it will be installed in the iPhone 13 lineup is not yet clear. Perhaps the company will first study the technology, test it, and only by 2022 will it release smartphones with such a camera to the market.
As a reminder, the current iPhone 12 line has a telephoto lens with optical zoom support of just 2.5x. In comparison, competitors such as the Huawei P40 Pro, Huawei Mate 40 Pro, Vivo X50 Pro +, OPPO Find X2 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra use periscope sensors with optical zoom up to 10x.