The upcoming iPhone 15 Pro Max from Apple is reportedly anticipated to have a higher price tag compared to its predecessor, the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
While Apple has not officially announced details about its next-generation iPhone models, the internet is abuzz with speculation and leaks regarding the iPhone 15 series. A recent report by Apple analyst Jeff Pu sheds some light on the pricing of the upcoming iPhone models, particularly the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
According to the report, both the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max are expected to see a price increase this year compared to their respective predecessors. Pu suggests that the starting price of the iPhone 15 Pro Max will be higher than the current $1,099 price of the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Additionally, the report highlights a key difference between the iPhone 15 Pro Max and the 6.1-inch iPhone 15 Pro—a periscope lens. While both Pro models will feature telephoto lenses as part of their triple camera setup, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is expected to include a periscope lens, providing an improved 5x to 6x optical zoom compared to the 3x zoom of the previous iPhone 14 Pro models.
Separately, other reports suggest that the iPhone 15 series will come with larger batteries compared to the iPhone 14 series. The iPhone 15 is rumored to have a 3,877mAh battery, while the iPhone 15 Plus is expected to feature a 4,912mAh battery. The iPhone 15 Pro is anticipated to come with a 3,650mAh battery, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max is speculated to have a 4,852mAh battery.
In comparison, the iPhone 14 has a 3,279mAh battery, the iPhone 14 Plus is equipped with a 4,325mAh battery, the iPhone 14 Pro has a 3,200mAh battery, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max boasts a 4,323mAh battery. Apple does not typically disclose the battery capacity of its iPhones.
Furthermore, the iPhone 15 series is expected to enter mass production in August 2023, with approximately 84 million units manufactured for the second half of the year. All four iPhone 15 models are projected to feature a USB-C port, Dynamic Island—a feature introduced with the iPhone 14 series—and a slightly more curved frame, among other enhancements.