Apple unveils iPhone 15, may phase out older models

Apple’s iPhone 15 price kept secret: Launch Date, Features

The price information of the Titanium case iPhone 15 Ultra, which we clarified on the verge of previously leaked information, has now been leaked. Famous analyst LeaksApplePro shared details about the iPhone 15 Ultra with users. Here are those details.

Apple launched the  iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models in September 2022, and in light of the new information we’ve just learned, we have realistic rumors about the iPhone 15 long before the new iPhones are released.

Apple's Iphone 15 Launch May Phase Out Older Models

Since the iPhone 15 is only 1 year old, there is no clear accuracy of this information, but it is known that USB-C, periscope camera technology and Qualcomm modem chip may be present.

This article covers all the leaks heard about the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro so far, it should not be forgotten that Apple may change its plans as the development process is still very early.

Apple's Iphone 15 Launch May Phase Out Older Models

iPhone 15 Ultra Price revealed!

We have received new information about the iPhone 15 Ultra model, which will replace the Pro Max model, by the famous analyst LeaksApplePro. To keep the new iPhone 15 ultra cheap due to the rising cost of the phone , it has announced that it will be available in a 256 GB model.

It is among the leaked information that the new model will come with a dual selfie camera and that USB-C with Thunderbolt 4 (40Gbps) will replace the Lightning port with USB 2.0 speeds (480Mbps / 0.48Gbps).

Apple's Iphone 15 Launch May Phase Out Older Models

The fact that the cost of titanium varies between $ 30 and $ 50 per kilogram clearly shows that it will not be in every model. While the Titanium frame is used in the iPhone 15 Ultra model, the iPhone 15 Pro model will have a stainless steel case, and the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus models will have an aluminum case.

In this direction, it is predicted that the prices of the iPhone 15 models will be as follows;

iPhone 15 Ultra 256 GB (International Price) $1,299
iPhone 15 Ultra 1 TB (International Price) $1,799
iPhone 15 Ultra 256GB (Expected Domestic Price) $2,450
iPhone 15 Ultra 1TB (Expected Domestic Price) $3,393

Pro Max model ends on iPhones

According to the news of Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, Apple reports that the Pro Max version of the iPhone 15 will be replaced by  the Ultra  model. 

The renaming of the Apple Watch Ultra, released by Apple in 2022, and the use of the “Ultra” naming for the top level of the M1, confirms what Mark Gurman said.

Apple's Iphone 15 Launch May Phase Out Older Models

iPhone 15 Design

According to rumors, the iPhone 15 models will look like the iPhone 14 models, but the buttons and keys may be haptic feedback keys like the iPhone 7. It means that it will be controlled in the Dynamic Island logic found on iPhone 14 Pro models.

In addition, since no significant design changes are expected, it is expected that the iPhone 14 cases will continue in similar structures. The expected sizes for the iPhone 15 are the 6.1-inch iPhone 15, 6.1-inch iPhone 15 Pro, 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Max and 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Pro Max. “Pro” models will have higher-end features and will be more expensive, but the standard iPhone 15 models will be cheaper.

The physical key may disappear with the iPhone 15

iPhone 15 models are very likely to have non-physical haptic feedback keys, like the Home button on the iPhone 7. If Apple adds what it calls Soild-State buttons, it will also need to add two Taptic engines for the volume up and down keys to work.

Touch ID will be removed

According to rumors, Touch ID will not be used in the iPhone 15 family. Instead, Face ID will continue to be used. In the light of recent leaks,  it has emerged that Apple continues to work on Face ID under the screen  . However, it is also said that this feature will not be available on iPhone models until 2025.

In other words, this feature will not be available on the iPhone 15 models that will be released next year. In the iPhone 15s, which will be offered to users in 2023, only Dynamic Island, that is, dynamic island, will be used.

This feature was only available on Pro models in the iPhone 14 family. For the models in the iPhone 15 family, the dynamic island feature will be generalized. In other words, all models in the 2023 iPhone 15 family will have a dynamic island feature.

Apple's Iphone 15 Launch May Phase Out Older Models


iPhone models manufactured by Apple had a Lightning port.

This port was not compatible with the new regulations made in Europe. In order to comply with the new regulations in Europe, future models will have a USB-C port. Apple had to make a change in this regard.

This means that the designs have changed drastically. Apple has not yet made an official statement on this issue. Some sources expect a different design that Apple will only sell in Europe. In other words, the design of the iPhone models to be sold in Europe is expected to be designed in accordance with the regulation.

For the remaining regions, it is thought to continue with the old design. It is a matter of curiosity how the design of the new iPhone 15 family will be.

Apple's Iphone 15 Launch May Phase Out Older Models

Data transfer rates 

Thanks to the USB-C ports, the data transfer speeds of the iPhone 15 models are expected to increase. Standard iPhone models, on the other hand, cannot keep up with the data transfer speeds of models with a USB-C port.

The data transfer rates of the models with the Lightning port will be the same as the data transfer rates of the previous iPhone family. In other words, they will be able to transfer data at 2.0 speed. iPhone 15 Ultra models, on the other hand, will have data transfer speeds that can support 3.2 or Thunderbolt 3.

No official statement has been made about this yet. However, these expectations gained strength in the light of information received from Apple analyst Kuo. USB 2.0 transfer rates are limited to 480MB/s. USB 3.2 data transfer rates can be up to 20 GB/s.

This is a very attractive point for users. apple, It is also preparing to offer Thunderbolt 3 support for iPhone 15 models. According to leaks, such a preparation is also available in-house. If these rumors are true, data transfer speeds could go up to 40GB/s.

Camera and lens technology

Leaks have also emerged that Apple is working on periscope telephoto lens technology. Information on how this lens will be is not yet available. It is expected that this lens will be included in the iPhone 15 models and will be introduced at the launch of the iPhone 15. According to Apple analyst Kuo, this technology will only be used in iPhone 15 Ultra models. Standard iPhone 15 models will not benefit from this lens technology.

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Periscope lens technology will add an extra quality to optical zooms. Thanks to this technology, optical zooms of 5x or even 10x will be possible. On iPhone 14 Pro models, zooms are possible up to 3x. Periscope lens promises much more. Apple’s arch-rival Samsung offers optical zooming from 4x to 10x. Even Samsung offers up to 100x zoom in digital zooms. This causes Apple to have to make improvements and development studies in this area.

A series chips

The new supplier of the chips in the iPhone 15 models will again be TSMC. TSMC’s A series chips, built on the new generation 3 nanometers, will be included in the new models. In terms of performance, an increase of 10% to 15% is expected. With these new A-series chips, the performance of the iPhone 15 models is expected to surpass the performance of the iPhone 14 models. At the same time, these chips are expected to reduce the power consumption by up to 30%.

Apple's Iphone 15 Launch May Phase Out Older Models



Using 6 GB of RAM in iPhone 14 Pro models, Apple is considering increasing it to 8 GB of RAM in the iPhone 15 family. This increase, which will be valid for iPhone 15 Ultra models, will make users happy. This information has not yet been confirmed by Apple. However, according to TrendForce, non-standard iPhone 15 models will have 8 GB of RAM.

When is the iPhone 15 Launch Date?

If Apple follows the traditional September launch timeline, the iPhone 15 models will likely launch in September 2023.

Apple'S Iphone 15 Launch May Phase Out Older Models

Apple’s iPhone 15 launch could mean discontinuing older models to make way for new devices.

As we gear up for the iPhone 15 this fall, it’s not just a time to get excited about Apple’s latest offering – it’s also a time to prepare for some current models to be phased out, making way for it the new devices.

While Apple’s plans are still under wraps, the company has established patterns when it comes to updating its phone lineup. This gives us an estimate of which models will likely stick around and which will be discontinued.

This speculation aligns with Apple’s previous strategy of phasing out older models to make way for newer ones. Last year, the company discontinued the previous generation of Pro models and the iPhone 11 and 12 Mini to drive sales of the latest devices.

Apple’s current smartphone lineup comprises the iPhone 14 series, iPhone 13 and 13 Mini, iPhone 12, and iPhone SE (2022). However, Apple may discontinue the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max, as well as the iPhone 12 and 13 Mini, following the release of the iPhone 15 series. This would leave the iPhone 13, iPhone SE (2022), iPhone 14, and iPhone 14 Plus as the only models available.
Apple'S Iphone 15 Launch May Phase Out Older Models

Will My OLD iPhone get IOS update?

The upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference by Apple on June 5 is expected to bring a host of exciting announcements.

One such update is iOS 17, which is expected to come pre-installed on the upcoming iPhone 15 later this year. However, a recent report from MacRumors suggests that Apple may provide iOS 17 to two generations of iPhones that received iOS 16.

Unfortunately, this means that the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X will miss out on the latest update, while devices launched after them will be eligible for the iOS 17 update.

Here’s the list of the potentially iOS 17 eligible iPhones-

  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro series
  • iPhone 12 series
  • iPhone 12 Pro series
  • iPhone 13 series
  • iPhone 13 Pro series
  • iPhone 14 series
  • iPhone 14 Pro series

Some iPad models may not be eligible for the upcoming iPadOS 17 update. Users with first-generation iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad Pro 12.9-inch, or iPad (fifth generation) may miss out on the latest update.

Apple'S Iphone 15 Launch May Phase Out Older Models

Apple’s 2024 product roadmap may not include iPhone SE 4, says analyst

Apple will reportedly not include the iPhone SE 4 in its new product planning for 2024/2025.

Apple analyst Ming Chi-Kuo on Friday shared the information on Twitter, saying: “I think SE 4 is not currently part of Apple’s new product planning for 2024/2025.”

However, Kuo previously predicted that the iPhone SE 4 would be a derivative model of the iPhone 14.

In its latest research, he indicated that this derivative model will likely be an engineering prototype for Apple’s in-house 5G baseband chip technology and mass production validation, and there are no plans for mass production and sales.

Moreover, he mentioned that the mass production schedule for Apple’s in-house 5G baseband chip will largely hinge on the test results of this engineering prototype and the mass production could commence as early as 2025.

However, if testing falls short of expectations, the schedule may be pushed back to 2026 or later.

Kuo further speculated that the “advanced-node technology to be employed for mass production of Apple in-house 5G baseband chip will depend on the mass production schedule”.

Meanwhile, Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro models may end up having physical buttons instead of solid-state ones after months of speculation.

According to Kuo, due to unresolved technical issues before mass production, the iPhone 15 Pro models will feature a traditional physical button design.


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