The 200MP camera on the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, which would be a significant improvement above the 108MP camera on the Galaxy S22 Ultra, has been the subject of several speculations.
Recent promotional videos that have leaked appear to confirm that this upgrade is coming. In the first promotional film, the new camera promises “amazing night images,” while in the second, it promises “wow-worthy quality.” Although these promotional movies are intended to promote the S23 Ultra, it’s possible that they also suggest future improvements for the S23 lineup as a whole.
Another rumor claims that this improved camera would include many advancements over the 108MP and 200MP cameras it now sells, including a new ISOCELL HP2 sensor, which Samsung just revealed.
If you’re curious about the capabilities of this sensor, Samsung has demonstrated one in a movie by taking a photo of a cat and then enlarging it to fit a 28 × 22-meter canvas that was hanging off the side of a building. The visual was amazing, though it’s difficult to tell for sure via a YouTube video and not in person. Individual cat hairs may be clearly seen, and the details appear to be incredibly sharp.
iOS 15 news (Updated January 11)
According to reports, iPhone 15 commences trial production one month before iPhone 14.
It has been predicted that the price of the iPhone 15 Pro will increase by $100.
According to Mark Gurman, the Dynamic Island could be included to all iPhone 15 modes, and iOS 17 might be a more understated update.
The iPhone 15 Pro and its A17 Bionic silicon could have a significant advantage this year because other chipmakers might not be able to create a 3-nanometer chipset.
The focus of this most recent leak is the iPhone 15, which will likely receive significant enhancements and a launch date.
Date of potential iPhone 15 release
This is the early iPhone 15 rumor that has the most concrete details. Apple has only ever revealed its new flagship smartphones outside of September once in the past ten years: in October 2020, in the midst of a pandemic that required orders to be placed at home and interrupted tech supply chains.
As a result, the release of the iPhone 15 in September 2023 is very likely. Pre-orders typically go live a week before the phone’s official release date, with Apple typically announcing new phones roughly ten days beforehand. According to one source, the iPhone 15 could go on sale particularly on September 22 or 23.
But there’s a little wrinkle now. According to reports, the iPhone 15 lineup’s trial manufacturing has started a month earlier than normal this year. This doesn’t seem to be a sign that Apple would release an iPhone earlier than normal, but we can’t completely rule it out either. It may be related to Apple’s ambitions for mass production in China and India. Still, we anticipate the iPhone 15 to be unveiled in September.
iPhone 15 price rumors
There was a lot of talk that the iPhone 14 would come with a 15% price rise, but if you reside in the US, this proved out to be false. While prices in other places significantly increased, in the US the cheapest “small” model was eliminated.
Accordingly, the 128GB entry-level iPhone 14 costs $799 / £849 / AU$1,399, while the 1TB iPhone 14 Pro Max costs $1,599 / £1,749 / AU$2,769 at the moment. This time around, we would anticipate something similar, but it’s also likely that the iPhone 15 may see the price increase that the United States missed out on in 2022.
As it occurs, the iPhone 15 Pro is expected to increase in price by $100. This might be due to the next-generation iPhone having more sophisticated functionality. However, it would mean that even the cheapest iPhone 15 Pro would cost more than $1,000, which could hurt buyers, especially when living expenses are high. It’s unclear whether the U.K., Australia, or other nations will be affected by this price increase.
On the other hand, the Korean blog Naver suggests that due to weak iPhone 14 Plus sales, Apple might reduce the price of the iPhone 15. The thought is that Apple might change its prices to make its less expensive iPhones more appealing to consumers searching for a good deal.
15 possible iPhone models
Apple discontinued the iPhone small for its 2022 releases and instead unveiled the iPhone 14 Plus. That made the decision easier: whether you went Pro or not, you could choose between a 6.1- or 6.7-inch screen.
This is very likely to continue through 2023. The iPhone 12 mini’s poor sales were evident within a few months, but Apple was forced to continue with the iPhone 13 mini because the plans were set in stone and could not be modified.
In the case that the iPhone 14 Plus fails, the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max will most likely still be part of the lineup for the following year. These titles were recently used in a TrendForce study to highlight anticipated iPhone 15 features, so it appears that sticking with the current naming scheme is a definite possibility.
One item, the iPhone 15 Ultra, might be added to this list. Mark Gurman, a dependable tipper, recently tweeted that once the Apple Watch Ultra was released this year, we may “expect” the model for iPhones in the future. He then reaffirmed this in his newsletter. Could this be the beginning of a brand-new iPhone 15 Ultra? Or will the Pro Max merely adopt the Ultra moniker? We must wait and see.
Design rumors for the iPhone 15
The biggest rumor surrounding the design of the iPhone 15 is that Apple will eventually stop using the Lightning connection on its devices in 2023. Not only has the corporation adopted the connection for its laptops and tablets, but the European Union has also formally demanded that all phones utilize USB-C by the year 2024, so this isn’t entirely unexpected.
Apple may continue to use the Lightning port in other countries, but doing so would add complexity and cost with little to show for it.
iPhone 15 forecast
Though the iPhone 15 rumors are still in their infancy, no one has ever gone bankrupt by backing Apple. While the projected benefits of the 3nm A17 CPU should solidify Apple’s already dominant lead over the top Android phones in terms of sheer speed, the anticipated debut of USB-C may tempt those who have yet to succumb to iOS’ allure.
We are concerned about a potential price hike and would like to hear more concrete rumors concerning camera upgrades, but with the iPhone 15’s release date still several months away, there is still plenty of opportunity for more intriguing speculations to surface.