iPhone 15 Pro line could boast titanium frame, haptic buttons, and 8 gigs of RAM

in iPhone edited January 4
Apple's next line of Pro iPhones may get significant upgrades, including a 12-megapixel periscope lens.

The iPhone 15 is anticipated to release at the 2023 fall Apple Event, and analysts have already begun making predictions for Apple's next generation of smartphones.

In a research note for Hong Kong investment firm Haitong International Securities seen by MacRumors, Analyst Jeff Pu outlined his expectations for the iPhone 15 line.

He believes the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will boast a 3-stacked sensor and 48-megapixel wide lens. This is notable as it would be the same camera featured in the iPhone 14 Pro models.

In keeping with tradition, the base-level iPhone 15 models will not have a telephoto lens, nor will they feature a LiDAR scanner.

He also says the iPhone 15 will feature USB-C rather than Apple's proprietary Lightning port. This idea has been predicted by other analysts, such as Ming-Chi Kuo.

Regarding the higher-end iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, Pu expects that Apple will add a 12-megapixel periscope lens geared toward improved optical zoom.

Kuo has also backed up the addition of a periscope lens in Apple's iPhone 15 Pro lineup.

Pu predicts the iPhone 15 Pro line will have Taptic Engine powered volume and power buttons.

Both the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are anticipated to have an A17 chip built with TSMC's 3-nanometer technology, 8 gigabytes of RAM, and a new titanium frame.

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  • Reply 1 of 2
    robin huberrobin huber Posts: 3,723member
    Anything would be better than current mute switch. If you don’t have a case, the tiny sliver of red showing position is sorta visible and sorta switchable (if you have pointy fingernail). If you have a case you never know for sure at a glance if your phone is silenced or not. 
  • Reply 2 of 2
    I agree with Robin, and I do not know why Apple did not create a Lock Screen notification showing if the iPhone’s mute switch has been activated or not.  This would make it much easier to tell at a glance of the iPhone is muted.  There could be an icon on the notification area too.
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