Rumors about the lineup of the iPhone 15 have been circulating lately, and those rumors have revealed a number of tempting improvements.
Tech journalist Jeff Pu claims that the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models from Apple would feature a titanium frame, solid-state buttons with haptic feedback, and an increased RAM capacity.
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In a research note he wrote for an investment company based in Hong Kong named Haitong International Securities and which was published today on MacRumors, Jeff Pu detailed his expectations for the iPhone 15 product lineup.
As reported on MacRumors, Jeff Pu specifically anticipates that the Pro models will contain a titanium frame, solid-state volume and power buttons, and two extra Taptic Engines for haptic feedback,.
In addition, he predicts that the RAM of the Pro models will be increased from the iPhone 14 Pro models’ 6GB to 8GB in the next generation.
It is important to keep in mind that various sources, including the leaker known as “ShrimpApplePro” as well as the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, have already highlighted these features for the iPhone 15 Pro models.
According to what Jeff Pu claimed, the iPhone 15 Pro models would be powered by an A17 Bionic chip that was manufactured using TSMC’s 3nm technology.
In the meanwhile, he believes that the A16 Bionic chip and 6 gb of RAm will be used in the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus models.
According to him, all four models would come equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon X70 5G and LTE modem as well as an USB-C port.
As has been widely speculated, Jeff Pu believes that the telephoto lens of the iPhone 15 Pro Max would include periscope technology, which will result in a greater optical zoom than is now available.
In addition, according to Jeff Pu, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus would both have a rear camera lens with a resolution of 48 megapixels, just like the iPhone 14 Pro models.
There are still some details, such as the series’ prices, that need to be confirmed.
On the basis of recent supply chain checks and Jeff Pu’s opinions regarding the technology industry, Pu continues to have concerns regarding the stock prices of a number of the companies that are a part of Apple’s supply chain.
The industry professional believes that Apple’s product momentum has “become feeble,” and he forecasts that the company will ship fewer iPhones, Macs, Apple Watches, and AirPods in 2023 compared to the previous year.
Even though Pu has a sketchy track record when it comes to predicting Apple’s future plans, a significant portion of the information that he shared today concerning the iPhone 15 models was something that was previously anticipated.
Another recent leak from Naver user yuex1122 suggests that the tech giant is also rethinking its strategy for marketing and selling the iPhone 15 series. This information was revealed just a few days ago.
Despite Apple’s expected price reductions for standard iPhone 15 models, Forbes reports that the iPhone Mini 15 could not be making a comeback anytime soon.
Additionally, there have been reports that the price of the iPhone 15 Plus will be reduced, which has sent shockwaves through the pricing of the iPhone 15, the iPhone 14, and even the entry-level model of the iPhone SE.
So, it would make a lot more sense for Apple to just drop the Plus model and release an iPhone 15 Mini along with the iPhone 15.
This would make it possible for Apple to decrease the price of the base model, expand the price gap between the base model and the various versions of the iPhone 15 Pro, and keep the prices of the other variants the same.
As is usual, you should take this information with a grain of salt. Although Jeff Pu’s track record isn’t perfect, it seems plausible that Apple will unveil the next generation of iPhones in September of 2023. In addition, Jeff Pu claimed that the Cupertino-based tech giant may be planning to release new, more affordable AirPods in the form of a “Lite” model in the year 2024, in addition to a high-end Apple Watch with a display made of micro-LEDs.