The next generation of Apple’s Pro iPhones may feature significant upgrades, such as a 12-megapixel periscope lens.
Analysts have already begun making predictions for Apple’s next generation of smartphones, which is expected to debut with the iPhone 15 at the 2023 fall Apple Event.
Analyst Jeff Pu outlined his expectations for the iPhone 15 line in a research note for Hong Kong investment firm Haitong International Securities viewed by MacRumors.
He believes the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will feature a 48-megapixel wide lens and a three-stacked sensor. This is noteworthy because the camera would be identical to that of the iPhone 14 Pro models.
Consistent with past practice, the base iPhone 15 models will not include a telephoto lens or a LiDAR scanner.
Additionally, he claims that the iPhone 15 will feature USB-C instead of Apple’s proprietary Lightning port. This concept was anticipated by other analysts, including Ming-Chi Kuo.
Regarding the premium iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, Pu anticipates that Apple will include a 12-megapixel periscope lens designed to enhance optical zoom.
Kuo also supports the inclusion of a periscope lens in the iPhone 15 Pro lineup.
Pu predicts that the volume and power buttons on the iPhone 15 Pro will be powered by the Taptic Engine.
The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are anticipated to feature a 3-nanometer A17 chip manufactured by TSMC, 8 gigabytes of RAM, and a new titanium frame.