Apple won’t use Samsung for components for an iPhone with a ‘periscope’ lens

 Apple will exclude Samsung from its supply chain for a “folded” zoom camera modules for 2023 iPhones, reports The Elec, quoting unnamed sources.

The article says the tech giant wants to avoid any patent issues with Samsung regarding “periscope” lens. Apple has filed for, and been granted, multiple patents regarding such technology. 

In July, the tech giant was granted a patent (number 11,061,213) for a “folded camera.” It involves a “foldable” iPhone with a periscope lens.

A folded camera refracts light like a periscope and has lenses and sensors placed horizontally and not vertically. There are have been numerous reports that Apple plans to introduce such a iPhone. And the company has filed for and/or been granted several patents regarding such a smartphone.

Periscope lenses allow for greater optical zoom by bouncing light inside the phone off a mirror before passing it through another smaller lens which can be moved closer and further away from the sensor, amplifying the light even more.

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