- iPhone 15 Pro Max could be called the iPhone 15 Ultra
- iPhone 15 Ultra could come with 3-4 hours of increased battery life
- Apple is working on 8K video recording, periscope lens for iPhone 15
Apple launched the iPhone 14 series with a slight change in the lineup. This year, we saw a new iPhone ‘Plus’ model and the end of the ‘Mini’ iPhone models that we saw with the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series. Now, we are hearing reports of the iPhone 15 lineup coming with an iPhone 15 Ultra instead of a Pro Max model. A tipster has also hinted at some of the specifications of the upcoming iPhone 15 Ultra that include 8K video recording, a periscope camera, and improved battery life. Let’s take a look at what we can expect from the “iPhone 15 Ultra.”
According to a tipster who goes by the name LeaksApplePro, the iPhone 15 lineup could have the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and the iPhone 15 Ultra. He said that the 6.7-inch Pro model will be called “Ultra” from next year, in-line with an earlier report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The tipster also hinted that Apple may increase the iPhone 15 Ultra’s price to $1,199, as against the $1,099 starting price for the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
In a following tweet, the tipster has also hinted at Apple working on 8K video recording, but it is unclear if the feature is being developed only for the iPhone 15 Ultra or the iPhone 15 Pro as well. The leaker further hinted that Apple may also be working on an increased battery life by up to 3-4 hours on the iPhone Ultra.
iPhone 15 leaks: What we know so far
Earlier this year, TFI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had hinted that Apple will bring a periscope lens on the iPhone 15 series, to enable 5X or 6X optical zoom. Further, it was recently reported that all iPhone 15 series models may have the Dynamic Island introduced with the iPhone 14 Pro models. However, the report from a display analyst named Ross Young, said that the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will still not get ProMotion and Always-On display.
Apart from this, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra are also said to come with Apple’s next A17 Bionic chip that will be built on a 3nm process, with the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus retaining the A16 Bionic that powers iPhone 14 Pro models.
Apple is also rumoured to be looking at making that move to USB type-C with the iPhone 15 series. This, if true, could be one of the biggest changes on the Apple iPhone, given that the company has stayed with the lightning port throughout, as the whole industry has transitioned to type-C. Growing pressure from governments and users may finally make Apple switch to type-C with the iPhone 15 series.