Apple will keep these features exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro next year

We still have a long way to go and many more reports to analyze before Apple announces the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro. However, current rumors suggest that Apple will keep even more features exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro than it did this year with the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 models.

iPhone 15 Ultra

The 2023 iPhone 15 Pro is shaping up to be an impressive upgrade

TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has previously said that Apple will create a wider gap between next year’s standard and Pro iPhones considering the strong demand the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are seeing right now.

The first thing that will be kept exclusive to the Pro models is the next-generation A17 Bionic chip. This year’s standard iPhone 14 models come equipped with the A15 Bionic chip whereas the Pro models feature the A16 chip. Apple will likely continue this trend with its 2023 flagship lineup.

It is expected that Apple will switch its iPhone lineup from Lightning to USB-C next year. Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that the Pro models will support faster USB-C speeds whereas the standard models will support USB 2.0.

Woven USB-C

The Pro models are also expected to come equipped with 8GB of RAM. On the other hand, the standard models will continue to offer 6GB of RAM.

One of the more interesting reports about the iPhone 15 Pro by Kuo suggests that Apple will remove all physical buttons from the model. Instead of the solid-state volume and power buttons, Apple will add more Taptic Engines to the device that will give users the feeling of the buttons being pressed down. The same technology can be seen on the trackpad of Apple’s MacBooks and the second and third-generation iPhone SE Home button.

Lastly, it is expected that the iPhone 15 Pro Max will feature a periscope camera system with 10x optical zoom. Currently, the iPhone 14 Pro models offer 3x optical zoom.

iPhone 14 Pro camera

Another thing that could change in next year’s lineup is the name of the Pro Max model. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has previously said that Apple might replace the iPhone Pro Max suffix in next year’s lineup, in favor of calling the model “Ultra.” The Ultra naming scheme comes from the new Apple Watch Ultra as well as the M1 Ultra.

The lineup is expected to be announced next year in September.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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