Updated below 01/10. This post was originally published on his January 7th.
The iPhone 15 Pro features have been leaked by Haitong International Securities analyst Jeff Pu, but the real surprise is Apple’s massive iPhone 15 camera upgrade.
In a research note seen by McRumors, Pu doubles with multiple upgrades expected for the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max (which may be rebranded as “Ultra”). These are all things we’ve seen before. titanium chassis When solid state volume button, 3nm A17 chipQualcomm Snapdragon X70 Modem, USB-C port and jump from 6GB to 8GB of RAM.
It’s good to have an important source back leak we’ve seen elsewhere, but the real head-turner is that the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will be upgraded to a 48-megapixel primary camera like the iPhone 14 Pro model. This is Pu’s claim.
Pu says this will be a three-stake sensor like its Pro predecessor. Pu also says that the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus models will move to his USB-C. This was originally thought to be a Pro-only upgrade.
But the surprise ends here. According to Pu, the standard iPhone 15 model will again have an older generation chipset (in this case his A16 on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max) and no telephoto lens.
Update 01/09: Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman used his latest version. power on newsletter We reveal details about the iPhone 15 lineup, as well as corroborating information from other smaller leakers.
Gurman says he expects the design of all standard iPhone 15 models to be upgraded, with the pill cutout and Dynamic Island becoming universal across the range. Dynamic Island’s success is due to its fluidity, which greatly benefits from high refresh rate displays.
Until now, ProMotion has remained a Pro-only feature, despite being widely adopted by its considerably cheaper Android rivals. So will this iPhone 15 upgrade finally bring both standard models into the display game?
Additionally, Gurman claims that the iPhone 15 Pro model will come with a titanium frame (first revealed By LeaksApplePro in October), solid-state haptic volume buttons (shrimp apple pro, October), as widely speculated, all models will switch from Lightning to USB-C.
Update 01/10: Momentum is building around Apple’s redesign of the iPhone 15 series.New Supply Chain Report Saw by Elec “Apple has confirmed that it will apply the Dynamic Island camera window to all four iPhone 15 series scheduled for release in September.”
The report claims that Samsung Display’s Vietnam factory will be a key production partner in enhancing this design, and has ordered equipment from Phil Optics to make it happen. Samsung has come under pressure from LG and BOE over the last year as Apple seeks to reduce its reliance on Samsung.
The report also says that Apple is already working on a major display upgrade called “Under Panel Face ID,” which will be coming to iPhone 16 models next year. can hide the Face ID cutout under the display. This will halve the size of the current pill-shaped cutout, leaving more space for the Dynamic Island.
Apple has been working on the under-display optics for some time. Apple filed his first “Under Panel Camera” (UPC) patent in 2019, August 2021.
Some Android phones already have an under-display front camera, especially the Galaxy Fold 4, but for now there’s still a big trade-off in camera performance. Something could be a deal breaker for Apple, famous for its practice of not releasing new technology until it believes it’s mature.
Apple has to strike a delicate balance this year.of latest price leak Despite this, Apple insists it won’t cut prices on the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. Overwhelming sales slump of iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 PlusInstead, it will boost demand by increasing the prices of the iPhone 15 Pro and Ultra, widening the gap between the standard and Pro models.
This is a dangerous ruse and Apple needs to have a proper value proposition. A 48-megapixel sensor and USB-C are welcome on the standard iPhone 15 model. but for my money The design also needs to change.