Apple could kill off one of its best-selling iPhone models next year, according to reports. Here’s what we know so far.
Apple has been tipped to kill off one of its iPhone 15 models next year. Apple launched four iPhone 14 models on September 7 – iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. While the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max carry over the same form factors as their previous counterparts from last year, the iPhone 14 Plus is an all-new iPhone replacing the outgoing iPhone 13 Mini. If reports are to be believed, shockingly, Apple could kill off another iPhone in 2023.
According to Gizmochina, Apple is tipped to kill off the very popular base 6.1-inch iPhone 15 model in favour of the iPhone 15 Ultra. This could be a major shift in Apple’s market strategy as the standard 6.1-inch is not only the smallest iPhone in Apple’s flagship iPhone 14 lineup now, but also the most affordable.
A recent report by LeaksApplePro has suggested that Apple has already started working on the iPhone 15 Ultra, which could feature a titanium build and 8K video recording capability. The iPhone 14 Pro variants were previously rumoured to feature a titanium build but that proved to be wrong. According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone “Ultra” could feature a periscope lens, even longer battery life, along with a $100 jump in price tag.
More iPhone 15 rumours
Notably, earlier leaks had suggested that Apple will kill the iPhone 15 Pro Max and instead launch the iPhone 15 Ultra. That report has been overtaken now by the current one saying the base model will be targeted instead by Apple.
The iPhone 15 is rumoured to be the first iPhone to feature a USB Type-C port. Apple iPhone 15 Ultra is also expected to have 2 front cameras, a periscope camera sensor, and starting storage from 256GB. It will also get the new A17 Bionic chipset. On the other hand, the iPhone 15 Pro is expected to get only a single selfie camera.