A periscope lens may be coming to the iPhone after all. This week, Jahwa Electronics announced plans to invest 191 billion won in new manufacturing facilities for new models.
Optical image stabilization (OIS) actuators manufacturer Jahwa presently provides Samsung’s Galaxy S22 OIS actuators.
Earlier this year, Apple visited the Jahwa Electronics OIS module plant in South Korea. According to TheElec, Jahwa Electronics has likely gained a new client in the form of Apple with a proposal of this magnitude.
The supplier is expected to begin supplying Apple with OIS actuators from its new facility next year, according to the story.
To meet Apple’s requirements, the new facilities are expected to be used only by the iPhone manufacturer. The iPhone’s telephoto lens will benefit from these OIS actuators.
Cheongju, South Korea, and Vietnam will continue to be the supplier locations of choice for Samsung.
Periscope camera systems utilizing foldable zoom technology might be built using these components, according to TheElec last year.
It’s like a periscope-type telephoto camera with a folding zoom. iPhones may have fewer camera bumps if this technique was used.
The iPhone 13 sparked the first whispers of a periscope lens on the iPhone. Periscope lenses may still be a ways off, even if they are in the works.
Famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo projected that the periscope lens will appear on the iPhone 15 in 2023.