While we’ve been hearing a lot about the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max lately – from the buttons to the chip to the camera – rumors about the regular iPhone 15 have been fairly quiet. There may be a reason for this: everything new about this is already in the iPhone 14 Pro.
The latest rumor comes from analyst Jeff Pu (via MacRumors) who claims non-professional iPhones will get a 48MP main camera like the iPhone 14 Pro. He says the new module will be slightly improved with a new triple sensor that will be able to capture more light. According to Pu, this new design could lead to production delays for the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus.
So, this is another iPhone 14 Pro feature coming to the iPhone 15, joining Dynamic Island, an A16 processor, and LPDDR5 RAM. This essentially makes the iPhone 15 a budget iPhone 14 Pro with many of the same features as the current high-end phone. However, it won’t have the features of a higher-end display (ProMotion, always on) or an “advanced” telephoto camera system.
But if you’ve got your eye on the iPhone 14 Pro but don’t want to pay that high price, the iPhone 15 could be a great alternative. While it will still be missing some of the higher-end components, some of the best features, namely Dynamic Island and a 48MP camera, will likely be available for a couple of hundred dollars less in a few months.
Apple is expected to move to USB-C for its iPhone models this year after a decade of Lightning support. In addition, according to rumors, it will receive an improved design, slightly thinner frames and several new colors. It’s also possible that Apple will cut the price of the iPhone 15 Plus after the phone’s disappointing $899 sales.