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- A rumor claims that Apple will rebrand the Pro Max to the Ultra next generation.
- The iPhone 15 Ultra could get exclusive features like 8K video and a larger battery.
- The price of the iPhone 15 Ultra could go by $100.
It’s only been a week since the iPhone 14 came out and the rumor mill has already started for the iPhone 15. According to this rumor, we could see a rebrand of the premium model and new exclusive features that Android owners have been enjoying for years now.
In a series of tweets, established leaker, LeaksApplePro, put out into the ether a number of predictions regarding the next iPhone. The tipster claims all four models of the iPhone 15 will have USB-C, which isn’t a surprise given that USB-C will become mandatory in the EU. They also say that Dynamic Island will appear across all four devices.
Although there’s some device unification going on here, LeaksApplePro suggests the company will maintain its two-tier chipset approach. This means the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus would get this year’s A16 chip and the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max would get the next generation A17 chip.
The most interesting prediction the leaker gave, however, was about the iPhone 15 Pro Max. The rumor claims that Apple could change the name of the Pro Max to the Ultra. In addition to a name change, the iPhone 15 Ultra may come with features that won’t be available in the other models. One of these features could be 8K video recording, but LeaksApplePro was unclear if the feature may also appear in the Pro model.
For Android users, 8K video recording is something that’s been around for years. It seems like Apple will still be playing the catch-up game to Android if true.
The tipster also mentions that Apple wants to improve battery life on its handset, especially on the Ultra, by 3-4 hours. As for price, they predicted that the Ultra could see a price bump of $100, taking the device from $1,100 to $1,200.
Of course, this is all speculation and should be taken with a grain of salt as with any rumor. But, hopefully, Apple’s next iPhone will be less iterative and more of a jump up from the previous generation than the iPhone 14 ended up being.
Apple launched the new iPhone 14 series earlier this week and like most iPhones launched before, the price of the iPhone 14 Series variants is also much higher in India compared to the price in the US. This year, the Indian pricing of the iPhone 14 series is also higher than the price in many other regions like the UK, China and UAE.
According to a report by CNBC, Apple has hiked the price of the iPhone 14 Series compared to the iPhone 13 Series in multiple key markets including the UK, Japan, Germany and even India where the price of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max start at Rs 10,000 more than the price of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max respectively. Keep in mind that in the US, the final sales price will be higher as it will include sales tax as well, which varies according to state.