In the beginning stages of rumors surrounding the upcoming iPhone 15, it was speculated that instead of calling the highest-end model the iPhone 15 Pro Max, it would be referred to as the iPhone 15 Ultra. However, over time, speculation shifted and journalists went back to using ‘iPhone 15 Ultra’ to refer to the successor of iPhone 14 Pro Max. Now, a new leak is suggesting that the accepted terminology should once again be ‘iPhone 15 Ultra’.
AppleInsider’s Andrew O’Hara reports that several sources are claiming that the top-tier model will in fact be known as the iPhone 15 Ultra. Previous rumors proposed that Apple would firmly distinguish between their two premium models and, to reflect this difference, opted to label the larger Pro model as the Ultra.
The latest news in the world of smartphones is that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 15 Ultra could have truly impressive zooming capabilities. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested earlier that the phone would have a 5x to 6x optical telephoto lens, but renowned leaker Mr. White has recently claimed that the device will actually sport a 10x zoom. This puts it in direct competition with Samsung’s juggernaut, the Galaxy S23 Ultra, renowned for its camera and zooming capabilities.
What still remains up in the air is whether or not the phone will have a dedicated 10x lens or will rely on sensor crop to achieve that level of zoom; there is also a chance that it will have a variable zoom lens, offering two different zooms. While only time will tell what surprises are in store with Apple’s newest device, it is already shaping up to be an interesting contender for the throne of best camera phone.
Multiple reports suggest that Apple is prepping up to launch the iPhone 15 Pro and Ultra models with some major changes in design and features. According to recent tweets by respected tech leaker O’Hara, both phones will have a titanium frame, an Action Button, and the 3nm A17 Bionic chip. The Ultra model boasts a 6.7 inches screen and a larger battery capacity compared to its counterpart. Customers can also anticipate slimmer bezels with new camera lenses, plus increased base storage options of 256GB and even 8GB RAM for higher-capacity models.
Unfortunately, buyers may need to brace themselves for a possible price increase – the iPhone 15 Pro may cost $100 more while the top-tier model may have a $200 price tag bump. In response to criticism towards the pricing, Apple is reported to have reduced production volume for the new models. It remains to be seen whether the upgraded features and specs justify the increased cost of the new iPhones.