iPhone 15: should we expect an Ultra model?

The iPhone 14 is a very nice addition to Apple’s smartphone collection. It not only brings camera improvements, but also unique features like satellite connectivity and automatic car accident detection.

On the side of its Pro iteration, it introduces the first 48 MP camera on an iOS, as well as Apple’s all-new Dynamic Island technology and always-on display.

Honestly, there has never been a better time to buy an iPhone, but as we know Apple, the brand is already working on its next generation smartphones…

While it’s still early days, here’s everything we know about it, what’s been said about it so far, speculation about its release date and potential price.

When will the iPhone 15 be released?

The iPhone 14 wasn’t released until September 2022, so of course we expect its next generation to see the light of day next year around the same time. It’s no secret that Apple tends to update its iPhone lineup annually.

If we exclude the delayed release of the iPhone 12 in 2020, Apple has always organized its iPhone presentations in September, for the start of the school year.

How much will the iPhone 15 cost?

If the prices of the iPhone 14 series are similar to the prices of the iPhone 13 series in the United States, the same cannot be said in France, where they are much more expensive.

The question is whether it will be the same with the iPhone 15. Although it is far too early to say, but Apple tends to keep its costs at the same approximate level, although currency fluctuations can result in price increases.

Here’s a reminder of the iPhone 14 prices:

Apple’s pricing plan may change between now and the final reveal of the smartphone, so we’ll update this section as soon as we know more.

What to expect from the iPhone 15

Although we’re still a long way from seeing the next generation of iPhones, that hasn’t stopped the rumor mill from spinning. In fact, if early rumors are to be believed, the entire iPhone 15 lineup could see some big changes.

Dynamic island

One of its standout features is the Dynamic Island, i.e. the redesigned Face ID notch on the iPhone 14 Pro. However, it may not remain a Pro exclusive for long.

According to Ross Young, a display industry insider and head of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), Apple intends to bring the technology to the entire iPhone 15 lineup next year.

As for the 120Hz LTPO screen, he expects it to first appear on standard models in 2024, presumably with the iPhone 16.

As a reminder, Young had been one of the first to announce three sizes of the Apple Watch, and he was right on target with Apple’s Dynamic Island. It is therefore a source to be aware of.

If his prediction is correct, the intuitive Dynamic Island will be a great addition to the standard iPhone 15, offering the same impressive mix of hardware and software that makes the feature so compelling on the 14 Pro series.

An iPhone 15 Ultra in the pipeline?

If the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max have the same characteristics, this has not always been the case. Until the release of the 13 Pro, there were actually minor differences on the side of high-end models.

In the same way that the 12.9-inch iPad Pro has more advanced features than the 11-inch model, the Pro Max iteration has traditionally offered better specs, especially in the photography department.

If rumors are to be believed, this will be the case again with the iPhone 15 Pro models, and Apple may go ahead by completely rebranding the iPhone 15 Pro Max.

The idea for more differentiation between the Pro models originally came from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He recently claimed that Apple will start creating a differentiation between the iPhone 15 Pro Max and the iPhone 15 Pro to increase Pro smartphone orders.

While we don’t yet know what their main differences will be, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman believes that Apple could rename the Pro Max to Ultra, in the same way that the Apple Watch Ultra goes beyond what Apple offers. Standard Watch Series 8.

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