In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — tech analyst Jeff Pu says the iPhone 15 Pro Max will likely be more expensive than the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
He doesn’t offer any specifics about the price increase, but the iPhone 15 Pro Max is expected to sport a larger batter, bigger display, and a periscope lens. According to MacRumors, both Pro models will include telephoto lens technology as part of their three-camera array, but the iPhone 15 Pro Max is likely to exclusively feature a periscope lens that will enable 5x to 6x optical zoom, a notable improvement over the 3x zoom on the iPhone 14 Pro models.
The iPhone 15 line-up will probably debut in September or October. Here’s a round-up of some of the other rumors about them:
° The iPhone 15 Pro will come in a deep red color. Some models of the 2023 smartphone will be available in green.
° Apple will rearrange the layout of the rear triple-lens camera system on the iPhone 15 Pro Max to accommodate the new periscope camera technology that will be exclusive to the larger handset.
° iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models will introduce a new button press combination to power off and force restart the devices.
° They may feature a unified volume button.
The volume controls on the side of the iPhone 15 Pro may be a single unified rocker button.
° Pro models may pack 8GB of RAM.
° The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro’s USB-C port and accompanying charging cables will feature a Lightning-like authenticator chip, potentially limiting their functionality with accessories that aren’t Apple-approved.
° The iPhone 15 models will sport support for faster charging speeds when used with MFi-certifiated USB-chargers.
° iPhone 15 Pro models will have improved LiDAR scanners that offer better battery life and improved performance.
The standard iPhone 15 models may lack support for ProMotion and an always-on display.
° The iPhone 15 Pro models will see a price increase due to several rumored hardware upgrades.
° The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max will use a new ultra-low energy microprocessor.
° Apple’s plans for “haptic buttons” on the iPhone 15 have been scrapped. Instead, the tech giant plans to debut the feature on the 2024 iPhone 16.
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