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 upcoming iPhone 15 series is rumored to feature a switch from Lightning to USB-C ports, a design with skinnier bezels and a Dynamic Island cutout, easier repairability, upgraded ultra wideband for integration with Apple's AR headset, 15-watt wireless charging, a periscope-style telephoto lens, solid-state buttons for the Pro models, increased RAM for the Pro models, and potential price increases, with the iPhone 15 Pro Max possibly receiving a $100 to $200 price hike.
The iPhone 15 Pro Max is expected to have a smaller battery capacity than previously rumored, but the use of a 3nm fabrication process and stacked battery technology could still improve battery life by up to 20%.
The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are expected to have a $100 price increase over the current models, according to analyst Dan Ives, but promotional activities and discounts from U.S. carriers are likely to drive sales and offset potential resistance.
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.
The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will not receive the anticipated storage upgrades, offering only 128GB as the base storage option, while rivals offer 256GB, potentially leading to high prices of up to $1,600 and $1,700 respectively for the 1TB models, and potentially disappointing iPhone fans.
Apple has announced several new features for its upcoming iPhone 15, including a titanium case, the ability to call roadside assistance via satellite, a starting price of $799, the inclusion of USB-C connectivity, and the standardization of the A16 Bionic chip on the base model. Additionally, Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Ultra 2, which will be priced at $799, and showcased its commitment to environmental initiatives.
Apple has announced the second-generation Apple Watch Ultra with a brighter display, faster chip, new gestures, and enhanced features for water activities, starting at $799.
Verizon is offering new customers and existing customers adding a new line the opportunity to get the iPhone 15 Pro for free or up to $1,000 off any iPhone 15 model with a trade-in, while existing customers can upgrade and get up to $830 off the new iPhone 15 lineup with select trade-in on qualified Unlimited plans; Verizon is also offering deals on Apple Watch Series 9 and accessories.
The iPhone 15 Pro Max is more expensive than the Galaxy Z Fold 5 in India, with the former costing INR 159,990 and the latter costing INR 154,990.
The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max have a more repairable internal design, featuring a removable back glass panel, which may result in lower repair fees for cracked back glass.
Popular third-party Apple accessory companies have introduced new accessories for the upcoming iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro, including discounts on cases, charging accessories, and more.
Apple has reduced the cost of its iPhone Battery Servicing program and decreased the prices of the newly announced iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models in the UK, while also cutting the price of AirPods Max and second-generation AirPods Pro.
The Chinese regulatory database reveals that the iPhone 15 has a 3,349mAh battery, while the iPhone 15 Pro has a 3,274mAh battery, and Apple's official battery life estimates for the iPhone 15 models are the same as the iPhone 14 models.
The Apple Watch Ultra is on sale for $700, offering a more affordable alternative to the new Apple Watch Ultra 2, while Apple's FineWoven MagSafe Wallet and HomePod 2 are also seeing discounts at $56 and $285 respectively.
amFilm is offering discounted screen protectors for the new Apple iPhone 15 models, starting at $5.49, with additional savings for Amazon Prime members, and they come with a plastic frame for easy installation and a bonus pack of camera lens protectors.