iPhone 17 Pro Max Could Feature Impressive 48MP Periscope Telephoto Camera

iPhone 17 Pro Max Could Feature Impressive 48MP Periscope Telephoto Camera

Right now, the buzz in the iPhone world is all about the upcoming iPhone 16 set to drop in 2024. But, hold onto your hats because there’s already chatter about what’s cooking for the iPhone 17, particularly when it comes to the cameras on the iPhone 17 Pro Max.

According to the grapevine, spilled by industry analyst Jeff Pu (thanks to MacRumors), the iPhone 17 Pro Max is gearing up to sport a 48MP periscope telephoto camera in its rear camera lineup. Well, it’s getting fine-tuned for shooting videos tailored for the Apple Vision Pro.

We’ve all seen those cool videos shot on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max in Apple’s mixed reality headset. The 3D effects are mind-blowing, right? Now, get ready for an upgrade in the video quality game in the years to come.

As for the nitty-gritty details, Pu didn’t spill the tea on what exactly we can expect from the fanciest iPhone of 2025. And, no word on how the Pro Max version might stand out in the camera department compared to its iPhone 17 siblings.

Let’s talk camera specs for a sec. The current star of the show, the iPhone 15 Pro Max, boasts a 48MP main camera, a 12MP periscope telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom, and a 12MP ultrawide camera on its back. The iPhone 15 Pro is pretty much on par, except it rocks a standard 12MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom.

Now, the gossips about the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max suggest a 48MP ultrawide camera is on the horizon for next year. If that holds water, the iPhone 17 Pro Max might just blow our minds with not one, not two, but three 48MP cameras at the back – that’s some serious camera game.