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- A rumor claims that Apple will rebrand the Pro Max as the next-gen Ultra.
- The iPhone 15 Ultra could get exclusive features like 8K video and a bigger battery.
- The price of the iPhone 15 Ultra could jump to $100.
It has only been a week since the iPhone 14 was released and the rumor has already started for the iPhone 15. According to this rumor, we might see a change in the name of the premium model and new exclusive features which owners of Android have been enjoying for years now. .
In a series of tweets, established leaker, LeaksApplePro, launched into the ether a number of predictions regarding the next iPhone. The tipster claims that all four iPhone 15 models will have USB-C, which is no surprise given that USB-C will become mandatory in the EU. They also say that Dynamic Island will appear on all four devices.
While there’s device unification afoot here, LeaksApplePro suggests the company will stick with its two-tier chipset approach. That means the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus would get this year’s A16 chip, and the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max would get the next-gen A17 chip.
The most interesting prediction given by the leaker, however, was for the iPhone 15 Pro Max. Rumor has it that Apple might change the name of the Pro Max to Ultra. In addition to a name change, the iPhone 15 Ultra may come with features that won’t be available on other models. One of those features could be 8K video recording, but LeaksApplePro wasn’t clear if the feature could also appear in the Pro model.
For Android users, 8K video recording has been around for years. It looks like Apple will still play the catch-up game on Android if that’s true.
The tipster also mentions that Apple wants to improve the battery life of its handset, especially on the Ultra, from 3 to 4 hours. As for the price, they predicted that the Ultra could see a $100 price hike, bumping the device up from $1,100 to $1,200.
Of course, this is all just speculation and should be taken with a grain of salt as with any rumour. But hopefully Apple’s next iPhone will be less iterative and more of a leap from the previous generation than the iPhone 14 ended up being.