Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone 15 series will take smartphone photography to new heights with its cutting-edge camera technology. Apple’s iPhone 15 and 15 Plus models are expected to sport impressive 48-megapixel cameras, delivering superior-quality images for everyday users, according to recent rumors.

It is expected that the standard models will feature an advanced 1/1.5-inch stacked CMOS image sensor (CIS), which is designed to capture more light and deliver enhanced color representation in low-light conditions. Even in challenging lighting conditions, this improvement will undoubtedly result in better photography results.

Non-Pro models feature the exciting 2X mode, which simulates the perspective of the human eye and enhances portrait photography. Users will be able to capture more lifelike and less distorted images with this feature, making photography more enjoyable.

Although the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus models have a smaller sensor than the Pro versions, their 1/1.5-inch CIS still represents a significant 27% improvement over the iPhone 14 models. The average user can expect remarkable improvements in image quality, even though professionals might not notice any difference in specific photography scenarios.

On Twitter, RGcloudS leaked a new hybrid lens design for the iPhone 15, combining a single glass element with six plastic elements. The new design, with its f/1.7 aperture, promises to improve low-light photography by absorbing 20% more light than the iPhone 14 Pro. Non-Pro models could potentially have a reduced aperture due to the hybrid lens, but the A16 Bionic chip should compensate for any loss of performance.

The decision to upgrade the camera on the standard models is reportedly based on Apple’s learnings from the iPhone 14. Despite lacking telephoto lenses for optical zoom or LiDAR scanners, the non-Pro iPhone 15 still offers a stunning photography experience for those who prefer non-Pro models.