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Entire iPhone 15 lineup's camera specs detailed in last-minute leak

iPhone 15 Pro Max getting big camera bump

A new camera spec roundup confirms many of the rumored features coming to the iPhone 15 lineup, like periscope zoom and 48MP Main Cameras for all.

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro will be announced in a matter of days, but the rumors won't stop for anything. The latest last-minute leak alleges to have a full spec sheet of camera information for every iPhone 15 model.

According to information obtained by MacRumors, most of the rumors about the iPhone 15 cameras will prove accurate. Details about the 48MP sensor for the standard models and a periscope lens for the iPhone 15 Pro Max are all here.

There doesn't appear to be anything entirely new in this leaked data, but it does confirm multiple rumors in one space.

iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max (Ultra)

The iPhone 15 Pro Max will continue to have three cameras in a slightly larger camera bump. The camera bump size change is likely necessary to fit the rumored periscope zoom lens.

iPhone 15 Pro to have periscope zoom lens
iPhone 15 Pro to have periscope zoom lens

The Main Camera is a 48MP sensor, like in the iPhone 14 Pro, with the same Sony IMX-803 image sensor and f/1.78 aperture. Apple is increasing the specs for the Telephoto camera to a 12.7MP, f/2.8 sensor, and Ultra Wide to 13.4MP and f/2.2 sensor.

The Telephoto lens type and layout are also changing. It will use a periscope lens system for increased zoom capabilities — moving from 3x to a zoom between 5x and 10x.

This large system requires essential space within the device to fit. Apple rearranged the components in the iPhone 15 Pro Max to make a periscope lens work, but it isn't possible for the smaller iPhone 15 Pro.

The report suggests as Ming-Chi Kuo has previously that the periscope lens will arrive in both high-end iPhones in 2024. The iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Ultra would allegedly be larger at 6.3 inches and 6.9 inches, respectively, thus having space for the feature.

The iPhone 15 Pro gets the same camera system upgrades as the iPhone 15 Pro Max, minus the periscope telephoto lens. The slight boost in resolution for the Telephoto and Ultra Wide cameras will result in improved image quality.

iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus

There's less to discuss for Apple's standard iPhone cameras, but the updates are significant. The Main Camera is being bumped up to a 48MP sensor, though it won't be the same one used by the iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro.

iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus to have 48MP Main Camera
iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus to have 48MP Main Camera

Like with the iPhone 14 Pro, the 48MP sensor will still take 12MP photos using pixel binning. The Apple ProRAW format won't be available in the non-pro device, but third-party apps can unlock RAW 48MP image capabilities.

Apple has allegedly tested two types of sensor systems for the iPhone 15 — stacked and standard. It isn't clear if this made it to final production models, but if it does, it will improve readout speeds and low-light images.

The report states the Ultra Wide camera is unchanged at 12MP and f/2.4 aperture.

Find out on September 12

Apple is holding its Wonderlust iPhone 15 event on September 12. All will be revealed then, so readers won't have to wait long to determine how accurate this report is.

Alongside the iPhone 15 lineup, Apple is expected to reveal the Apple Watch Series 9 and an updated Apple Watch Ultra. New USB-C accessories could also make an appearance.