The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra will have several spec and feature upgrades that consumers can look forward to, as detailed by an analyst. One of the biggest changes Apple will bring to the table is the switch in build materials.
The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra are expected to switch to titanium instead of aluminum, which could raise the manufacturing cost
Jeff Pu of Hong Kong investment firm Haitong International Securities spoke about the iPhone 15 series in his research, courtesy of MacRumors. It still refers to Apple’s top-tier offering as the iPhone 15 Pro Max, though Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman thinks the company will call it the iPhone 15 Ultra. According to Pu, the iPhone 15 lineup will retain the same display sizes as its immediate predecessors, but the more expensive versions will switch to titanium, which will improve their aesthetics.
Additionally, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra are reported to feature 8GB of RAM instead of 6GB of RAM, with Apple likely keeping the LPDDR5 standard it used with the iPhone 14 Pro. and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The company may also forgo “clickable” buttons in exchange for solid-state buttons, a change we talked about earlier. Also rounding out the feature set is a USB-C port for all models, but the analyst didn’t mention the more premium models that get Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.
With all iPhone 14 models featuring Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X65 5G modem, this year, Apple is expected to upgrade to the Snapdragon X70 for all versions, along with 48MP primary sensors arriving in the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. Previously, another analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra will have more exclusive features compared to the cheaper versions to increase profit margins and average selling price ratio.
Well, Bo highlighted these changes in his latest research note but did not comment on how much all these upgrades will cost to the consumer in late 2023. Since Apple is not immune to global economic challenges, we can expect the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra to be priced slightly higher than iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, but we will continue to update our readers in the future, so stay tuned.