The iPhone 15 series will feature upgraded camera systems, including a 48-megapixel main camera, periscope lens for the telephoto camera in the Pro Max model, and improved image quality and resolution for the ultra-wide and telephoto cameras.
The release of the iPhone 15 Pro Max may be delayed by up to 4 weeks due to yield issues with Sony, but it is still expected to be available before Thanksgiving or Christmas, offering potential buyers ample time to purchase the device.
Apple is facing significant production issues with the camera sensors and titanium chassis for the iPhone 15 models, which may impact availability, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Additionally, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is experiencing delays in manufacturing, potentially causing problems for early upgraders.
The release date and specifications of Apple's rumored iPhone SE 4 are still unknown, with conflicting reports and speculation from analysts suggesting it may have been canceled, but if it does come to fruition, it could feature a larger screen, an OLED display, Touch ID, USB-C charging, and a new processor, potentially including Apple's own 5G modem.
Apple is expected to unveil four new iPhones, including the high-end iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, at its upcoming fall event, which will also feature new Apple Watch models and a shift from Lightning ports to USB-C in response to EU regulations.
Apple is set to announce new iPhone models, including the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max, during its upcoming keynote, with rumors suggesting the use of titanium frames for the "Pro" models and the adoption of a USB-C port to comply with EU regulations. Additionally, there may be a new Apple Watch and a mention of the Vision Pro VR headset. Livestreams of the event will be available on YouTube, Apple TV, and the Apple Events section of the website.
The iPhone 15, set to be unveiled on September 12, may come with an Android-like charging port and improved camera zoom, potentially increasing its cost, according to analysts, with pricing for iPhone 15 models potentially being around $100 higher than previous models.
Apple has released iOS 16.6.1, an emergency update for iPhones, to fix two serious flaws that have been actively exploited by attackers to deliver spyware without user interaction.
iOS 17, Apple's largest annual software update for iPhone users, includes new features for Messages, FaceTime, and widgets, and is expected to be released in mid-September after beta testing, with support for devices featuring the A12 Bionic chip or newer.
Apple has tested multiple storage and RAM configurations for the iPhone 15 Pro, including options from different vendors and two RAM configurations, but it is unclear which ones will be used in the final production units. The iPhone 15 Pro will also feature an upgraded A17 SoC, a titanium frame, USB-C, and a periscope zoom lens.
The iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus are expected to have 8GB of memory and an A17 Bionic chip with TSMC's N3E process, which will be a significant upgrade compared to the current iPhone models.
Summary: Apple announced the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro at its annual launch event, with the Pro model keeping the same price as last year's version, while the Nasdaq Composite suffered its first losing day in three, largely driven by a 13.5% drop in Oracle's shares.
iOS 17 will be available to download next week, but some older iPhone models, including the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X, won't be compatible with the new operating system.
The shipping dates for some models of the iPhone 15 series have been pushed back until November, with the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max being the most affected, while the non-Pro models are still on schedule to be shipped on September 22nd.
The iPhone 16 Pro Max and iPhone 16 Pro are expected to feature a tetraprism telephoto camera, which has caused a supply blockage for the iPhone 15 Pro Max due to manufacturing difficulties.
Apple will release the iPhone 15 with a faster processor and better camera, but the most exciting feature is its switch from the proprietary lightning connector to USB-C due to European Union regulations.
Apple has released iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, but it's uncertain how long iOS 16 will continue receiving updates.
Apple is expected to achieve year-over-year growth in Q4 thanks to better than expected iPhone revenue and profit, with the iPhone 15 Pro Max and iPhone 15 Plus performing well, while the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro may face order cuts if their prices are not reduced, according to Ming-Chi Kuo's analysis based on supply chain sources.