01/31 Updated below.This article was originally published on January 28th
Apple shocked iPhone fans last year with the degree of differentiation between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models. A new leak reveals that the iPhone 15 lineup will widen the gap between the two even more.
Integration with Apple leakers Unknownz21, MacRumors has revealed multiple specs and design differences between the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models, including information from leaked internal Apple documents. Unknownz21 has an incredible track record of having sourced early versions of iOS 14 months before his release.
The leaker’s latest information doesn’t look like it will work for budget-conscious iPhone buyers. MacRumors notes that Apple’s new 3nm A17 chipset will be exclusive to his iPhone 15 Pro model, as well as a redesigned chassis with solid-state power and volume buttons, according to the documents he obtained. Confirmed,” he said. Wi-Fi 6E is reserved for professional use, so phone connectivity is also different. Previous leaks did not make the distinction.
This latter point has been documented by Unknownz21, given its unprecedented nature (for example, all iPhone 14 models used Wi-Fi 6). He also called it the “tip of the iceberg” and made additional leaks, including full images, ahead of his EVT (Engineering Validation Test) phase of the series beginning in March.
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will be on par with their more expensive siblings, given that we already know from multiple leaks that the iPhone 15 Pro model will once again feature a better camera and a dedicated ProMotion display. There are very few places.
Update 01/30: More news has been announced about Apple’s 2023 iPhone plans, or what may or may not happen anymore. Well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revised his prediction that the foldable iPhone will arrive in 2023. state Apple has shifted focus in favor of the foldable iPad instead.
Kuo said Apple is making foldable iPads with carbon fiber kickstands, making them lighter and more durable. He also reveals that Apple has his Anje Technology, the supplier of this part. Kuo explains that a 2024 release is likely, but he is “positive” about this timeframe and the device’s ability to “increase shipments and improve the product mix.”
Bloomberg’s Marc Garman previously said, report Apple is working on a clamshell iPad design where the bottom half of the foldable iPad acts as a keyboard for typing. Gourmand predicts the release won’t happen until 2026, putting his two heavyweights in the sector at odds. Apple fans hope Kuo is right.
Update 01/31: Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed more information about Apple’s future iPhone plans.Featured Analyst State The iPhone 15 Pro Max (potentially “Ultra”) will be the only iPhone 15 model to feature a periscope camera, a feature that allows higher levels of optical zoom.
This confirms his earlier leak, but the headline news is that Kuo claims this isn’t part of a wider transition to periscope cameras in the iPhone range — at least for a few years. :
“As previously predicted, 2H23’s top-of-the-line iPhone 15 models (15 Pro Max or 15 Ultra) will feature a periscope camera. I had expected a higher demand for lens upgrades from 2020 to 2024. However, according to my latest research, there is only one new iPhone 16 top model from 2H24, which the market is expecting. It’s not just two models.”
Given the widespread adoption of periscope cameras in rival flagship smartphones, this comes as a shock to iPhone fans. Furthermore, it suggests that Apple is looking to extend feature differentiation to iPhone Pro models as well.
Yes, long battery life has always been an advantage of the iPhone Pro Max, but it came down to physical size rather than Apple’s desire to make the iPhone Pro inferior. However, the periscope camera does not require a Pro Max size chassis. Creating intentional feature differentiation (not a result of physical size) is not a line Apple has crossed before with its iPad Pro and MacBook Pro ranges.
In fact, the last time Apple attempted this was with the 2017 iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus dual-versus-single rear camera setup. However, in this incarnation of the iPhone, the Plus was on par with today’s Pro models.
Apple is traditionally the master of product segmentation, but it comes with risks. The company plans to introduce its iPhone 15 lineup later this year, especially in connection with rising prices worldwide.
Apple is taking a big risk here. Sales of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus have been sluggish, and buyers are choosing to spread the high cost of his Pro models over carrier contracts with distinct benefits. So widening that gap is unlikely to boost iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus sales.
According to the leak, Apple’s solution is a classic carrot-and-stick strategy. The carrot is that Apple will purportedly introduce the Dynamic Island design to the standard model. Only time will tell if the gamble pays off.