Technology, Process and Cost Comparison

Smartphone Camera Module & CIS Comparison 2024, Vol. 1: iPhone Evolution

By Yole SystemPlus

4 years’ technical and cost evolution of ultra-premium iPhone cameras, featuring the 15 Pro Max Periscope.


Key Features

  • Detailed photos
  • Precise measurements
  • Module cross-sections
  • Sensor cross-sections
  • Sensor measurements
  • Manufacturing process flow
  • Supply chain evaluation
  • Manufacturing cost analysis
  • Physical comparisons
  • Cost and price comparison

What's New?

iPhone 15 Pro Max

  • Mostly retained the cameras from the 14 Pro Max, but with a novel Periscope module. The Periscope is the first folded optic from LG Innotek and uses a 5-bounce tetraprism and the new IMX913 CIS.

Product Objectives

  • Continuing our series of camera module (CM) and CMOS image sensor (CIS) comparison reports, we summarize the results of detailed physical and costing analyses to offer insight into the evolution of iPhone photography and selfie cameras. We present a synthesis of physical analysis for the last 9 years of ultra-premium iPhone cameras and detailed physical and costing analysis of the cameras in the iPhones 12 – 15 Pro Max.

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