Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max will use Sony’s new 48MP sensor

Apple is set to unveil the next-generation iPhone 15 series this autumn, and aside from offering new features and some forward-looking changes, the most significant difference may be the introduction of the USB-C port, replacing the Lightning port that has been in use for a decade, fueling anticipation among users. The iPhone 15 Pro Max is the top-tier model, and Apple will incorporate more differentiated designs to set it apart from other models and justify a higher price point.

According to Wccftech, the iPhone 15 Pro Max will not only be the only model to feature a periscope-style zoom lens this year, but it will also adopt a new 48-megapixel Sony sensor, rumored to be larger than the main camera sensor of the same resolution on the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

It is understood that Apple will use the Sony IMX903 in the iPhone 15 Pro Max, replacing the previous IMX803. The sensor’s size is 1/1.14 inches, closer to 1 inch but still slightly smaller than the sensor of the Xiaomi 13 Ultra. However, it is larger than the 1/1.28-inch sensor found in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

With the change in sensor size, the rear camera protrusion on the iPhone 15 Pro Max should be more pronounced, which means that the iPhone 14 Pro Max’s case may not fit this year’s flagship model. It is well-known that having a larger sensor offers inherent advantages, such as allowing more light to enter and capturing more detail even in low-light conditions.

It is rumored that the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s periscope-style zoom lens can support up to 6x zoom, providing users with a powerful imaging system. Combined with the new iPhone model’s hardware and software enhancements, this should deliver a superior photography experience.