The iPhone 15 Pro is shaping up to be a photographer’s dream, armed with a significant upgrade to its camera. While the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max were the first to boast a 48MP main sensor, industry analyst Jeff Pu anticipates this feature to cascade down to the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus models.
However, the road to this upgrade is not without its speed bumps. The possibility of a delay looms over the iPhone 15 series, linked to a potential hiccup in procuring the camera components. The key element under scrutiny is the stacked CIS (CMOS Image Sensor) for the 48MP camera. Pu highlights potential challenges Apple might face in aligning the production schedule for this component with the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus launch timeline.
But let’s not jump the gun. Despite the potential obstacles, Pu maintains an optimistic forecast, expecting the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus to launch alongside the Pro models this September.
In addition to the camera enhancement, the iPhone 15 lineup has other goodies in store. The use of titanium for the 15 Pro models, the introduction of a periscope telephoto lens in the 15 Pro Max, and the switch back to physical buttons are all on the cards.
On the performance front, the entire iPhone 15 series is set to feature USB-C, with the A17 chip being exclusive to the Pro models. The 15 and 15 Plus will inherit the efficient A16 chip that debuted with the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
Storage options remain consistent with previous models, offering 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. However, if you’re after the colossal 1TB storage, that’s a luxury reserved for the Pro models.
In a nutshell, the iPhone 15 Pro’s camera is set to take a significant leap forward in smartphone photography. Even with potential delays, the anticipation for this device is palpable. Stay tuned for more updates as we approach the expected fall launch.