In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — Tim Long, an analyst at British bank Barclays says he expects the iPhone 15 Pro to cost up to US$100 more than the iPhone 14 Pro, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max to be $100 to $200 more expensive than the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
He believes pricing will remain similar for the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus models. Based on Long’s estimates, pricing for the iPhone 15 lineup in the U.S. could be as follows:
- iPhone 15: $799 (unchanged)
- iPhone 15 Plus: $899 (unchanged)
- iPhone 15 Pro: Up to $1,099 (vs. $999 now)
- iPhone 15 Pro Max: Up to $1,299 (vs. $1,099 now)
The iPhone 15 line-up will almost certainly arrive in September or October.
Here’s a round-up of some of the rumors about the upcoming iPhone 15 models:
° They’ll feature stacked battery technology for increased energy density and longer life.
° Some models of the 2023 smartphone will be available in pink, green, a blue color that has a gray tone, as well as a deep red flav
° There will be periscope camera technology exclusive to the larger handset.
° 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.
° 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.
° iPhone 15 Pro models will have improved LiDAR scanners that offer better battery life and improved performance.
° 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.