In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — analyst Jeff Pu says the upcoming lower-end iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus models will be equipped with a 48-megapixel rear camera lens.
He said the 48-megapixel lens on the smartphones will use a new three-stacked sensor that can capture more light for improved image quality. However, based on recent supply chain checks, Pu believes the stacked sensor is likely facing yield issues that could result in iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus production delays.
The iPhone 15 line-up will probably debut in September or October. Here’s a round-up of some of the other rumors about them:
° iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models will introduce a new button press combination to power off and force restart the devices.
° They may feature a unified volume button.
° The volume controls on the side of the iPhone 15 Pro may be a single unified rocker button.
° Pro models may pack 8GB of RAM.
° Only the highest-end model will sport a periscope lens. (That would be the iPhone 15 Pro Max.)
° The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro’s USB-C port and accompanying charging cables will feature a Lightning-like authenticator chip, potentially limiting their functionality with accessories that aren’t Apple-approved.
° The iPhone 15 models will sport support for faster charging speeds when used with MFi-certifiated USB-chargers.
° The iPhone 15 Pro will be offered in a “stunning new dark red color option.”
iPhone 15 Pro models will have improved LiDAR scanners that offer better battery life and improved performance.
° The iPhone 15 Pro Max will be thicker than its precedessor despite having a slightly reduced height and width, but it could offer a less protrusive camera rear array.
° The standard iPhone 15 models may lack support for ProMotion and an always-on display.
° The iPhone 15 Pro models will see a price increase due to several rumored hardware upgrades.
° The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max will use a new ultra-low energy microprocessor.
° Apple’s plans for “haptic buttons” on the iPhone 15 have been scrapped. Instead, the tech giant plans to debut the feature on the 2024 iPhone 16.