The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra will have a host of specs and upgrades for consumers to look forward to, as detailed by an analyst. One of the biggest changes Apple will reportedly bring to the table is the change in building materials.
iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra are expected to switch to titanium instead of aluminum, which could increase manufacturing costs
Jeff Pu of Hong Kong investment firm Haitong International Securities talked about the iPhone 15 series in his research, courtesy of MacRumors. He still refers to Apple’s top offering as the iPhone 15 Pro Max, though Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman believes the company will call it the iPhone 15 Ultra. According to Pu, the iPhone 15 range will keep the same screen sizes as their immediate predecessors, but the more expensive versions will switch to titanium, which should improve their aesthetics.
Additionally, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra are reported to have 8 GB of RAM instead of 6 GB of RAM, with Apple likely retaining the LPDDR5 standard it used with the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The company may also give up “clickable” buttons in exchange for solid state buttons, a change we talked about earlier. A USB-C port for all models is also coming to the feature set, but the analyst didn’t mention that the more premium models will get Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.
With all iPhone 14 models featuring Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X65 5G modem, Apple is expected to upgrade to the Snapdragon X70 for all versions this year, along with 48MP primary sensors coming to the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. Earlier, another analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra would have more exclusive features compared to the cheaper versions to increase profit margins and average selling price ratio.
Well, Pu highlighted these changes in the latest research note, but did not comment on what all these upgrades will cost consumers by the end of 2023. Since Apple isn’t immune to global economic challenges, we can expect the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra to be priced slightly higher than the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, but we’ll continue to update our readers in the future, so stay tuned watching us.