The next-generation iPhone 16 series has already started surfacing online. In the past month, Apple announced the latest-generation iPhone 15 series. Therefore, next year’s iPhone leaks and rumors are too early to take seriously. An Economic News Daily report sheds some light on the iPhone 16 Pro’s telephoto camera in a new development.

According to a report, Largan will exclusively manufacture telephoto lenses for the iPhone 16 Pro. Compared to traditional glass, the camera lens will feature molded glass that is thinner and lighter. As a result, the protruding camera bump thickness could be reduced and some weight could be saved. The magnification distance will also be improved. Both the iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max will feature molded glass lenses. The company is already preparing for next year’s Pro models and hogging the supply chain with orders.

According to previous reports, the iPhone 16 Pro may adopt the tetraprism telephoto lens found on the iPhone 15 Pro Max. Largan also produces this complex lens. The phone has a longer focal length and optical zoom capability without becoming thicker. Since molded glass lenses are thinner and lighter, they are ideal for this application. In addition, they offer more magnification in a smaller package.

As a result, the iPhone 16 Pro will have the 120mm zoom lens capability of the iPhone 15 Pro Max. We’ll have to wait and see if the Apple will stick to 24mm and 120mm focal lengths while utilizing thinner lenses.