The year 2023 has only just begun, but there have already been rumors circulating regarding the next iteration of the iPhone, which is anticipated to be released at some point during the end of this year. Now, an analyst named Jeff Pu from Haitong Intl Tech Research has stated that significant camera changes are anticipated for all iPhone models this year, particularly for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, which are considered to be in the middle of the range.
The Apple iPhone 15 and the Apple iPhone 15 Plus
In a report that was received by 9to5Mac, Jeff Pu reported some of his expectations for the iPhone 15 models based on supply chain sources. These expectations were detailed in the report. Although the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus were a letdown because they had hardware that was essentially identical to that of the iPhone 13, Apple is reportedly working on some significant improvements for the iPhones that will be released this year.
For instance, both the iPhone 15 and the iPhone 15 Plus are rumored to contain a three-stacked sensor with a wide lens that has a resolution of 48 megapixels. At the moment, only the iPhone 14 Pro models come equipped with a camera that has 48 megapixels. Despite this, the iPhone 15 models that fall into the middle of the price range will not contain a telephoto lens for optical zoom or a LiDAR scanner.
In addition to having a more advanced camera, according to Pu, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will utilize a USB-C port rather than Lightning and will be powered by the same A16 Bionic chip that is found in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. This gives credibility to speculations that have surfaced in the past and indicate that the iPhone 15 will feature the aforementioned changes.
On the other hand, given that Apple aims to steer users toward the more expensive iPhones, it is only logical to expect that the iPhone 15 Pro models would receive improvements of an even higher caliber. Apple will integrate for the first time a 12-megapixel periscope lens that will enable optical zoom from even greater distances in the larger iPhone 15 Pro Max (which some reports indicate will be dubbed iPhone 15 Ultra). This lens will be included in the device for the first time.
According to a rumor by Ming-Chi Kuo, the new periscope lens will offer an optical zoom of 6x, while Apple will reportedly continue to keep the telephoto lens, which offers an optical zoom of 3x. In addition, it is anticipated that both models of the iPhone 15 Pro would be equipped with a brand-new A17 chip manufactured using 3-nanometer technology, 8 GB of RAM, USB-C, and a titanium frame rather than a stainless steel one.
It was also mentioned by Pu that the virtual volume and power buttons on the iPhone 15 Pro will offer haptic feedbacks, just as the Home button on the iPhone SE. The display sizes of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro will be the same as those of the previous generation: 6.1 inches for the standard model and 6.7 inches for the Pro model.
Additionally, the expert claims that Apple intends to deliver the iPhone 15 to retailers on September 23.