What we have ever learned so far about the iPhone 15 Ultra

What we have ever learned so far about the iPhone 15 Ultra ...

With the iPhone 14 Plus, Apple began a tectonic shift in the iPhone world this year.

The 14 Plus, originally thought to be the ''iPhone 14 Max,'' was designed to complement the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which is now available on PC, and features a simple chip, display, and camera system, but the 14 Plus also demonstrates that Apple wasn''t beyond reorganizing its products names for better clarity.

Rumors suggest that the company might be able to tweak its iPhone 15 Pro to suit the future. Instead of the iPhone 15 Pro Max, it''s beginning to look like we''ll be introduced to a ''iPhone 15 Ultra'', which is set to stand above the iPhone 15 Pro.

Apple has announced the name based on an extreme version of its smartwatch that was packed to the test with features called the Apple Watch Ultra.

The concept of an Apple iPhone 15 Ultra makes sense for us, and removing the Pro in its name will help Apple better justify any differences Apple has decided to inject into its two most capable 2023 iPhones. It''s probable that the 15 Ultra will be more than a bigger screen and battery, as in the current iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.

Cut to the chase

iPhone 15 Ultra release date predictions

The company wants to make an announcement on a Tuesday or Wednesday before starting pre-sales the same Friday. The phone usually arrives in stores the Friday following.

The iPhone 14 Plus was launched on September 7 (admittedly, earlier than expected) with three of the four devices on sale over a week later, on September 16 (the iPhone 14 Plus isn''t expected to arrive until October 7).

The 5 or 12 may be held during the event in 2023, although the 6 and 13 may be held early on September 15.

iPhone 15 Ultra price leaks

The early rumors about whether Apple will be able to price the iPhone 15 Ultra at $1,199, which would place the phone in the same pricing position as Samsung''s current "Ultra" device, the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The phone costs $1,199.99 per 1,149 / AU$1,849.

The current iPhone 14 Pro Max costs $1,099/1,199/AU$1,899, which represents a price rise outside of the US market last year. It''s possible that when Apple switches from ''Pro Max'' to ''Ultra,'' it will lower the price by $100 in the United States with similar price increases elsewhere.

Hopefully, the price increase will come with additional reasons to buy. The current iPhone 14 Pro Max gives you a bigger screen and battery than the standard 14 Pro, and that''s it. But if Apple is going to push the price even higher, it should offer additional features and hardware to justify the price.

  • iPhone 14 Pro Max: $1,099 / 1,199 / AU$1,899
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G: $1,199.99 / 1,149 / AU$1,849
  • iPhone 15 Ultra (expected): $1,199 / 1,309 / AU$2,099

With other words, the iPhone 15 Ultra will cost around the same price as the iPhone 14 Pro Max as it stands, which will have 256GB of storage.

iPhone 15 Ultra news, rumors and leaks

We have already heard quite a bit about the expected iPhone 15 with rumors returning to the iPhone 14 series'' launch, but only recently has news of a higher-tier Apple iPhone 15 Ultra emerged. Mark Gurman of Bloomberg announced right after the 14 line that an Ultra would be coming, and that was the first time we had heard of this new possible nomenclature.

Ultra is coming. https://t.co/IrZUBHlN2September 9, 2022

After that, we heard additional confirmation from other iPhone 15 leaks, and one leaker suggested that the iPhone 15 Ultra might have a better camera setup than its iPhone 15 Pro variant.

The revelation erupted quite ambiguous, with the disclosure stating that Apple was testing a much-anticipated 8K video recording feature for its next iPhone, but the leaker was cautious if the iPhone 15 Pro or the higher-end iPhone 15 Ultra will be introduced. This opens the possibility that the Ultra phone will see camera improvements than the Pro.

Samsung''s Galaxy S22 Ultra is a step ahead of its Galaxy S22 Plus and base model Galaxy S22, with the addition of a periscope lens. Apple may also use a periscope zoom on its larger Ultra device, while the size limitations for such a lens would make sense on the larger phone next fall.

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