Indeed, with the iPhone 14 Pro delayed and speculations of some extremely appealing improvements for the high-end iPhone 15 models, you might want to wait until September 2023 to update. We’ve described some of the things you may expect, which may just be fresh additions worth waiting for.

The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are backordered and out of stock at all stores due to production problems at Apple supplier plants in China. If you were hoping to give or receive an iPhone 14 Pro model for the holidays and haven’t already done so, you’re out of luck since they’re completely sold out until late December.

iPhone 15 Pro Ultra and iPhone 15

Part of the reason the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are so popular this year is that Apple crammed them with capabilities that the basic iPhone 14 models lacked. Faster CPUs, improved cameras, and the Dynamic Island make the iPhone 14 Pro significantly more desirable than the iPhone 13-like iPhone 14 models, and the same trend is expected to continue with the iPhone 15 Pro.

In fact, Apple may go even farther by equipping the iPhone 15 Pro Max with more features than the iPhone 15 Pro, and reports claim that it may even get a new moniker to reflect the shift – iPhone 15 Ultra. If you enjoy the latest and finest, it may be worth the wait.

A17 Processor is faster

The A16 was only available in iPhone 14 Pro models, while the A17 is believed to be confined to iPhone 15 Pro devices. The A17 might be the first chip made on TSMC’s next-generation 3-nanometer node, allowing for better performance while consuming less power.

Camera Periscope Lens

Apple is developing enhanced optical zoom capabilities provided by periscope lens technology, which may be limited to the iPhone 15 Ultra. Because periscope lenses are pricey and take up space, Apple may use them as a motivator to entice customers to buy the most expensive iPhone.

Apple might provide up to 10x optical zoom using periscope lens technology, up from 3x in the existing iPhone 14 Pro versions. Other manufacturers, including as Samsung, have used these longer-range telephoto lenses in conjunction with digital zoom to achieve astonishing 100x zoom capabilities.

USB-C

The whole iPhone 15 series is slated to switch to USB-C rather than Lightning in 2023, so if you like utilising a single charger for your Mac, iPhone, and iPad, the iPhone 15 models will appeal.

Apple is making this shift to comply with a European legislation that requires cellphones and devices to use the same charger, but it wouldn’t make sense for the business to manufacture a USB-C iPhone only for one country, so customers throughout the world will benefit.

All iPhone 15 models will include USB-C, although speculations say that the iPhone 15 Pro variants will have faster data transfers. Transfer speeds might reach 40Gb/s if Apple, for example, incorporates Thunderbolt 3 capability into the iPhone 15 Pro models. With

Buttons Made of Solid State

Additional Taptic Engines might be added to the iPhone 15 Pro versions, allowing for solid-state volume and power buttons that feel like buttons but aren’t. This is the technology used by Apple for the touchpad on the MacBook Pro, so it seems like you’re hitting a button yet there’s no real button press mechanism.

This is a reported feature for the iPhone 15 Pro models, and it might allow for additional functionality when pressing specific keys, as well as better water resistance, however how the solid-state buttons will be used remains to be seen.

Additional Rumors

Other speculations concerning the iPhone 15 Pro versions exist, some more trustworthy than others. Here’s what we’ve heard thus far:

• A stronger titanium chassis.

• Curved rear edges replace the previous squared off appearance.

• Qualcomm 5G modem processor.

• There is no Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and there is no under-display Face ID.

Conclusions

The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are backordered and out of stock at all stores due to production problems at Apple supplier plants in China. Indeed, with the iPhone 14 Pro delayed and speculations of some extremely appealing improvements for the high-end iPhone 15 models, you might want to wait until September 2023 to update. We’ve described some of the things you may expect, which may just be fresh additions worth waiting for.

All the speculations and leaks about the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro in one place. The iPhone 15 isn’t anticipated to be released until September 2023, but there have been plenty of speculations and leaks about the upcoming iPhones.

For example, it appears that Apple will finally adopt USB-C charging and phase out the Lightning connector. In addition, the iPhone 15 Ultra, which might take the iPhone Pro series to the next level with a super robust titanium construction, could be released. Of course, the iPhone 15 Pro should not be overlooked.

It also appears that Apple will maintain a significant gap between the ordinary and Pro versions, with only the iPhone 15 Pro series expected to have a new periscope zoom lens.

Possible iPhone 15 Release Date

This is the most certain of the early iPhone 15 rumours. Apple has only introduced its new flagship smartphones outside of September once in the previous decade: in October 2020, during a once-in-a-generation pandemic that forced stay-at-home orders and disrupted tech supply chains.

As a result, the iPhone 15 is quite likely to be released in September 2023. Apple typically reveals new phones approximately ten days before they are released, with pre-orders commencing a week before the release date.

Price Rumours for The iPhone 15

With the iPhone 14, there was widespread anticipation that the price would rise by 15%, but this proved to be false – provided you reside in the United States. Other regions witnessed significant increases, while the only change in pricing in the United States was the deletion of the cheapest’mini’ model.

That means prices range from $799 for the 128GB entry-level iPhone 14 to $1,599 for the 1TB iPhone 14 Pro Max. We’d anticipate something similar this time, although it’s also feasible that the iPhone 15 may experience the price increase that the United States lost out on in 2022. If this is the case, expect a $100 hike.

At least one leaker predicts that Apple’s high-end iPhone will be significantly more expensive than its predecessor, the iPhone 14. Leaks According to ApplePro, the iPhone 15 Ultra might see a $100 to $200 price rise, putting it between $1,199 and $1,299 on the market.

15 Potential iPhone Models

This year, Apple discontinued the iPhone small in favour of the iPhone 14 Plus. That narrowed the options: whether you went Pro or not, you could buy a 6.1- or 6.7-inch screen.

This is quite likely to continue throughout next year. Within months, it was clear that the iPhone 12 small was not selling well, but Apple had no choice but to go with the iPhone 13 mini because plans were set in stone and couldn’t be modified.

That implies that, even if the iPhone 14 Plus fails miserably, we can expect next year’s line-up to be similar to this year’s: the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max. According to a recent Trend Force research, these titles were used to emphasise predicted iPhone 15 capabilities, thus sticking with the same naming practises appears to be a definite possibility.

However, an iPhone 15 Ultra might be added to this list. Mark Gurman, a reliable tipper, recently tweeted (opens in new tab) that with the release of the Apple Watch Ultra this year, we may “expect” a counterpart for iPhones in the future — something he subsequently reaffirmed in his newsletter.

Rumours About The iPhone 15’s Design

The greatest iPhone 15 design speculation so far is that Apple will eventually eliminate the Lightning connector on its phones in 2023. This isn’t entirely shocking given that the firm has already embraced the connection for its laptops and tablets, and the European Union has formally demanded that all phones utilise USB-C by 2024.

While Apple could keep the Lightning connector in other locations, doing so would add complexity and cost for no obvious gain.

While speculations of a port less iPhone linger, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that at least some of Apple’s devices will use USB-C. If a port less one does appear next year, we suspect it will be a Pro feature. Mark Gurman also claimed that the iPhone 15 will support UCB-C and that a port less variant will be available at some time — he simply didn’t say when.

Outlook for the iPhone 15

It’s still early days for iPhone 15 speculations, but no one has ever gone bankrupt by betting on Apple. The projected inclusion of USB-C may entice those who have yet to succumb to the allure of iOS, while the predicted advantages of the 3nm A17 processor may consolidate Apple’s already overwhelming edge over the finest Android phones in terms of sheer performance.

A probable price hike is a major concern, and we’d want to hear more definite reports regarding camera upgrades, but given that the iPhone 15 is still a year away, there’s plenty of time for more intriguing conjecture to surface.