iPhone 15’s new camera to be a photoholic’s dream? Know what reports say

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus could get a brand new camera that is expected to be a major upgrade over the current 12MP shooter. Here’s what we know about it.

| Updated on: Jul 27 2023, 17:20 IST
5 reasons why you should wait for iPhone 15, rather than opt for iPhone 14
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1/6 Big camera upgrade: The standard iPhone 15 is expected to get a new 48MP primary camera that was introduced in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max last year. This will be a big upgrade considering that standard iPhones always had to be content with with 12MP cameras.  (HT Tech)
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2/6 Chipset: iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus come with a an year-old A15 Bionic chipset, while the new A16 Bionic chipset was an exclusive on iPhone 14 Pro models. iPhone 15 is expected to get an A16 Bionic chipset. (HT Tech)
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3/6 Dynamic Island: Apple analyst Mark Gurman claimed that this year, all iPhone 15 models will feature Dynamic Island. This means that the iPhone 15 will completely ditch the notch display from the flagship iPhone series.  (Pixabay)
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4/6 USB-C port: All four iPhone 15 models, including the standard iPhone 15 are tipped to feature a USB-C port while replacing the years-old Lightning port.  (Unsplash)
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5/6 Display changes: the iPhone 15 may feature a 6.2-inch display instead of a 6.1-inch. However, the leaks suggest that the iPhone 15 models will stick to 60Hz like iPhone 14.  (HT Tech)
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6/6 Price: The Pro models of the iPhone 15 series are expected to get a price hike of at least $100, Tom’s Guide report suggested. However, there is no word so far on the expected iPhone 15 price. With the huge upgrades it is set to get, the price hike may just be announced although it will be a difficult decision to make for Apple. (REUTERS)
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iPhone 15 will make its debut at an Apple event in September. (Unsplash)

Over the past few months, we've heard several rumors about the upcoming iPhone 15 series. Reports have hinted at new features, design changes, and a possible price increase, all of which could affect the popularity of Apple's forthcoming iPhones. While the Pro models usually tend to get special treatment with certain features reserved for them, this year's standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus could also get a feature that only iPhone Pro models have at the moment - a new camera.

New camera

In the Medium blog, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors) has revealed that the standard models of the upcoming iPhone 15 series could get the primary 48MP Sony IMX803 camera that made its debut with the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. If this report turns out to be true, it would be a major upgrade from the 12MP sensor that is present on current standard iPhones. The 48MP sensor combines the information of a standard RAW format along with iPhone image processing, which gives you more flexibility when editing the exposure, color, and white balance in your photo.

Since ProRAW captures and stores the image in the RAW format, it can help create professional-looking images straight from the iPhone.

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Production shortage

While the same was previously reported by analyst Jeff Pu, he mentioned that Sony was struggling to keep up with Apple's demand for the new stacked CMOS image sensor (CIS). Not only does Kuo's claims corroborate Pu's report, but it also mentions that Apple has been able to overcome the supply issues as Sony has increased its production capacity by 100 percent to 120 percent. On the other hand, this has caused a reduction in supply for Android manufacturers.

Possible price increase

With all these ground-breaking features, a price increase for Apple's new iPhones is likely. Tim Long, an analyst at British bank Barclays claims that the iPhone 15 Pro will see a $100 price increase over the iPhone 14 Pro that currently costs $999.

On the other hand, the iPhone 15 Pro Max, which is Apple's top-end device, could get an even steeper price increase. The report states that Apple could raise its price by $100 to $200. However, the prices for the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are likely to remain unchanged.

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First Published Date: 27 Jul, 17:19 IST