This week, Apple has been busy introducing the new generation of iPhones to the world. Specifically, we’re talking about the iPhone 15 and all the models arriving later this year. Here is all the information about the new phones.
Well, during the presentation, Apple mentioned that they had opted for the same configuration of three cameras on the back. However, this time the company presented it in a different way, a way that seemed to imply something else.
Instead of just talking about how the 48-megapixel camera on the iPhone 15 Pro can shoot at different focal lengths, Apple discussed how the phone has a total of seven cameras.
How Apple fooled us into thinking they had 7 cameras
This is because the 48-megapixel main sensor can shoot at 48mm, 35mm, 28mm, and 24mm. Meanwhile, the telephoto lens can go up to 120mm, and the third lens can do macro or 13mm, in this case.
Now, all of this sounds great, but it’s just a marketing tactic because it’s not really the case.
Now, the iPhone 15 Pro is equipped with a 48-megapixel camera that has a fixed focal length of 24mm. From there, all focal lengths are digital, not optical.
This means that 28mm, 35mm, and 48mm are all digital since the lens itself is not mechanically capable of moving. Even the 12-megapixel telephoto lens is actually 77mm instead of the marketed 120mm by Apple.
Now, we’re not going to take away all credit from Apple. If the new iPhone can prove that its digital zoom is nearly as good as optical zoom, then we’ll be in for some exciting technology.
Fortunately, the iPhone 15 Pro is equipped with a good 48-megapixel sensor, so customers will be able to take very good photos with their new phone, which will likely rank high in the list of best phones of the year. But is it much better than the iPhone 14?