After Apple unveiled its new smart watch (Apple Watch Ultra) at the “Far Our” event on September 6, it was expected that the tech giant would surprise its fans with the unveiling of the new iPhone series. And exactly, just a few days after the introduction of the iPhone 14 series, Mark Gorman published information about the iPhone 15 Ultra.
Even with a cursory glance, you can understand that Apple has taken a new approach in using the Ultra prefix. First of all, Apple’s most powerful smart watch (Apple Watch Ultra), then their most powerful processor, which is called M1 Ultra. And now there are rumors about a big and extremely powerful iPhone with the prefix Ultra!
But what will this new iPhone look like? Are we going to see Apple’s innovation in making a foldable mobile phone or just a model with better parts and a better camera? Maybe we will only see an iPhone 15 Pro Max that has exchanged its name with iPhone 15 Ultra! While it’s still too early to tell or believe any rumours, let’s take a look at the most likely options!
Apple has been expected to make a foldable iPhone for some time, but despite the growing popularity of foldable phones, it appears that Apple has no plans to make such a product. In fact, many people believe that Apple will never make a foldable iPhone.
But even now when it comes to the iPhone 15 Ultra, it is very unlikely that Apple will make an unbreakable iPhone without asking its customers for hundreds of dollars to repair it.
Arguably, the Apple Watch Ultra is almost an exception to this rule, but it also costs nearly $800. So it makes sense that you should pay a lot more for more durability.
Plus, no one is going to go scuba diving with an iPhone. However, all this does not mean that Apple will not use more durable materials in the construction of the iPhone 15 Ultra (more on that in a bit).
However, we are left with only two options:
- An iPhone 15 Pro Max that turns into an iPhone 15 Ultra
- Or an ultra-premium iPhone 15 that comes with more features than the iPhone 15 Pro.
Our guess, having followed the industry for many years, is that Apple is not a company that changes the name of its products just to get more sales. Because if it was, Apple would have changed the name of iPhone 13 mini to iPhone 13 after the commercial failure of iPhone 12 mini. Or you call the iPhone 14 Plus the iPhone 14 Max (it seems that people feel better when they hear the name “Max”).
Can we expect a more durable and long-lasting iPhone?
So far, we’ve come to the conclusion that the only logical explanation behind the iPhone 15 Ultra would be a completely different device than the iPhone 15 Pro.
According to supply chain analyst and whistleblower Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to differentiate the iPhone 15 Pro Max from the iPhone 15 Pro (remember, for now, Kuo, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is called iPhone 15 Ultra).
The interesting thing is that Apple has not made any special distinction between different iPhone models:
- The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max were essentially the same phone, except one was bigger and had a bigger battery
- iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max were also identical in terms of size and battery
- The iPhone 12 Pro Max had a larger main camera sensor and a zoom camera with a longer range than the iPhone 12 Pro.
- iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are identical in terms of specifications
- iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are also the same
With all the rumors and leaks we’ve seen about the iPhone 15 series, it’s now expected that at least one of Apple’s iPhone 15 models will come with a periscope zoom camera and a new design, and the most likely option is the iPhone 15 Ultra.
The periscope zoom lens requires more space, so it makes sense that Apple decided to make this feature exclusive to the largest iPhone. And when it comes to the new design, I think it’s time for Apple to get a little creative after years of using the same models!
The two problems I have with Apple’s current design are that every year the phones get bigger and heavier, and aesthetically, the iPhone’s current look has become repetitive, so to speak, with phones like the Pixel 6 Pro and Xiaomi 12S Ultra. .
So, my current prediction is for a titanium frame on the iPhone 15 Ultra, which would help with the weight issue, while also making it easier to add more and larger components like a periscope zoom lens and an even bigger battery.
Titanium is harder than stainless steel and also helps the iPhone 15 Ultra last
When it comes to the looks of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra, my guess is that both will have redesigned backs. All iPhone 15 models should look the same. And this new design will be Apple’s only way to show people that “these are the new iPhones”.
Is there any reason to worry for Samsung, Google and other competitors?
According to our review, Apple seems to be preparing to enter the flagship competition with the iPhone 15 Ultra, which is expected to come with a new and more durable design, a periscope zoom lens, longer battery life, and even USB C. (which is still hard for me to believe).
With rivals like the Galaxy S23 Ultra (which is a very similar phone to the Galaxy S22 Ultra), the Pixel 8 Pro (which we don’t know anything about), and the Xiaomi 13 Ultra, an iPhone 15 Ultra could be a great contender among 2023 flagships. .
Does Android have anything to worry about?
Yes, exactly! Apple already has a lot of fans thanks to last year’s iPhone 13 Pro Max, which was a battery monster, and now with Dynamic Island, which is a pretty cool feature. It can attract the attention of many Android users.
The only good news for Android is that given the fact that Apple hasn’t changed the price of the iPhone 14 in the US, it’s likely that the iPhone 15 Ultra will now be more expensive than its predecessor. Also, iPhone prices are at an all-time high around the world, and in some regions of the world like the UK, Germany, and Poland, we’re seeing a 15-25% price increase!