There are rumors that Apple will introduce a Telephoto camera embedded in its smartphones in the second quarter of 2023. This news comes from one of the sources of the Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and autofocus technology industry in South Korea.
Apple has partnered with and has reached an agreement with the South Korean technology company for the latest investment. As quoted from GSM Arena, Apple has spent 155 million US dollars with a company called Jahwa Electronics.
The collaboration they did was to build a new manufacturing facility given the size of that investment and that Apple often asks its suppliers to build production lines just for its needs.
This is a strong indication that the two companies are starting to work together. Interestingly, Jahwa Electronics is apparently an OIS supplier to Apple’s competitor, Samsung. The development of new camera hardware from Apple is planned to produce a telephoto unit and is expected to start the installation for the iPhone 15.
Apple has confirmed that it is working on a camera with a zoom capability that is more sophisticated and better than the previous generation.