A recent rumor from a leaker on Weibo suggests that the pricing of the flagship iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra will increase.
Apple wants to establish a larger gap between its various models, particularly to justify the inclusion of some premium features on its most expensive models, and one of the ways it plans to do this is by raising the prices of its most expensive models.
A recent claim that was published on Weibo suggests that both the iPhone 15 and the iPhone 15 Plus will be equipped with the Dynamic Island and the same 48-megapixel camera that was introduced on the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max last year. On the other hand, the two most expensive iPhones in the upcoming series will be eligible for a variety of big upgrades as well.
There is speculation on Weibo that Apple would raise the prices of the iPhone 15 Pro and the iPhone 15 Ultra. If Apple makes this decision, it will likely have been a long time coming given the rise in the cost of individual components and the fact that the most expensive iPhone models will have more features to offer customers this year. On the Chinese microblogging network known as “Technology window,” it is stated that the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will be equipped with a 48MP camera and a Dynamic Island, but it does not list the upgrades that will be arriving with the iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Ultra.
Interestingly, earlier sources have discussed these changes in greater depth, which would ultimately push Apple to raise costs. These upgrades would ultimately force Apple to raise prices.
The following are some reasons for Apple’s alleged decision to raise the prices of the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro & Ultra
It is possible that the iPhone 15 models will be the first to have an A-series chip developed on the next-generation 3-nanometer node that is used by Apple supplier TSMC. It is anticipated that the new chip technology based on 3nm will improve processing performance by 10 to 15 percent while simultaneously lowering power consumption by up to 35 percent.
TSMC is going to create this new CPU by employing the new engraving method that they recently developed. However, you should be aware that the cost is quite high. The price of an N3 wafer with a 3 nm engraving is rumored to be significantly more than that of a wafer produced using the existing technology. As a consequence of this, there will be a price rise of 25% in comparison to the cost of a chip with a 5 nm engraving. As a consequence of this, an increase of this kind can very simply show on the invoice that the customers pay.
According to a Twitter leaker that goes by the moniker “ShrimpApplePro”, reports that the iPhone 15 which will be released in 2023 and will have a chassis made of titanium and will include curved rear edges, which will replace the current design, which is squared off.
According to Macrumors, the back edges of the iPhone will be rounded off in a manner that is similar to the case on the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro versions that were released in 2021. Analyst Jeff Pu also thinks that Apple will adopt a frame made of titanium for its next iPhone.
According to a report by the Taiwanese research firm TrendForce, the iPhone 15 Pro versions may be equipped with an additional 8GB of RAM. The RAM in the currently available iPhone 14 Pro variants is 6 GB.
There are rumors that the iPhone 15 Pro models will use the same LPDDR5 memory that is in the current iPhone 14 Pro models, and that there will be no significant updates coming until the iPhone 16, with Apple planning to upgrade to LPDDR5X memory in 2024. If these rumors prove to be true, then there will be no significant updates until the iPhone 16.
It is possible that the volume and power buttons on the iPhone 15 Pro models will be made of solid state, much like the Home button on the iPhone 7. The iPhones that are now on the market employ a mechanical button. The solid-state button would use haptic feedback to mimic the feel of pressing a button instead.
There have been a number of reports that Apple is working on a “periscope” telephoto lens technology, and it is possible that Apple will launch this type of lens in the Upcoming iPhone 15 Pro and Ultra says Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.