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 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.
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.
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The iPhone 15 Pro is expected to feature a lighter titanium frame and a more curved design, addressing the design flaws and discomfort of the iPhone 14 Pro.
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.
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.
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.
The iPhone 15 Pro's rounded titanium edges do not provide better drop test durability compared to the iPhone 14 Pro's flat stainless band, as impact is spread into the front and back glass, causing spiderwebbing cracks.
With the release of the iPhone 15, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon are all offering up to $1,000 off the new phone if certain requirements are met, including trading in a recent phone and committing to a financing plan with the carrier.