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Shocking update for iPhone fans! No upgrades for iPhone 15?

The technological gap between iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro is massive and Apple may use the same strategy for iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro. Know what the latest leak suggests.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Sep 17 2022, 23:46 IST
iPhone 14 Pro Max: It is HERE, and we take a quick look
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1/6 The iPhone 14 Pro Max brings a new 48MP main camera in addition to the new 12MP ultrawide camera and the same old 12MP 3X telephoto camera. The front 12MP camera has an autofocus lens system.  (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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2/6 The iPhone 14 Pro Max retains almost the same design as the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The Deep Purple colour variant is the new colour this here; we have got the Gold version with us. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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3/6 The iPhone 14 Pro Max uses the new 4nm A16 Bionic chip that promises marginal performance gains over the A15 Bionic. AnTuTu scores show a performance gain of 28 percent in graphics and 19 percent in CPU. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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4/6 iPhone 14 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch OLED display with a variable refresh rate of 1Hz-120Hz. The 1Hz mode allows for an Always On Display for the first time on an iPhone and you can see your widgets as well as wallpaper. Peak brightness levels go up to 2000 nits. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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5/6 iPhone 14 Pro Max gets rid of the notch in favour of a pill-shaped Dynamic Island. Other than masking the cutouts, it changes shape to accommodate the icons and widgets. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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6/6 The iPhone 14 Pro Max starts at a price of Rs. 139,900 in India for the 128GB variant and goes up to Rs. 189,900 for the 1TB version.  (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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Apple may use A17 Bionic chipset exclusively for iPhone 15 Pro models next year. Here’s why. (Representative Image) (REUTERS)

The iPhone 14 is just a few weeks old and leaks have already started pouring in for the iPhone 15. Notably, for the first time, Apple has delivered different chipset generations in the iPhone 14 series with the iPhone 14 Pro models getting the latest chip and the plain vanilla iPhone 14 getting last year's chip. For instance, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max got the previous year's A15 Bionic chipset, while the Pro variants got the new A16 Bionic chipset. Now, this latest leak suggests the same is likely to happen to iPhone 15!

A new report from Nikkei Asia hints that Apple is planning to limit the next-generation A17 chip to the top models of the iPhone 15 range. That means only the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are expected to get the new chip. "The A17 mobile processor currently under development will be mass-produced using TSMC's N3E chipmaking tech, expected to be available in the second half of next year," Nikkei Asia quoted three people familiar with the matter.

So, next year's iPhone 15 range could mark the second year in a row that Apple uses the most advanced chipmaking technology for only the premium part of its iPhone lineup. “Apple, meanwhile, is likely to use the different levels of production tech to introduce greater differences between its premium and non-premium models. Previously the biggest differences have been in screens and cameras, but this could be expanded to include processors and memory chips,” Dylan Patel, chief analyst with Semianalysis told Nikkei Asia.

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The same has been echoed earlier by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who also suggested that iPhone 15 Pro Max variant will be called Ultra in order to create more differentiation between iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 standard models to increase premium shipment allocation. He says, “it's the best practice via a precise product segmentation strategy to generate more sales/profits in a mature market.”

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First Published Date: 17 Sep, 23:46 IST
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