Apple’s upcoming iPhone 15 Pro lineup is expected to bring significant changes, but these improvements may be accompanied by a price adjustment. According to a report by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, several details about the next iPhone lineup have been confirmed, setting the stage for its announcement in a little over a month.
The iPhone 15 Pro models will feature titanium frames instead of stainless steel, providing enhanced strength and reduced weight. Additionally, the screens will have thinner bezels, achieved through new display technology that reduces the black border size by approximately one-third. Leaks have offered a glimpse of this potential design. As previously reported, Apple is likely to replace the mute switch with a customizable button and the Lightning port with USB-C.
However, these upgrades may come with a higher price tag. Gurman suggests that a price increase is expected internationally, and even in the US, it cannot be ruled out. Earlier reports and analyst notes have hinted at a possible price hike of up to $200, particularly for the Max model.
Beyond the iPhone 15 Pro, other Apple devices are in line for major improvements this year. The standard iPhone model is anticipated to eliminate the notch in favor of the Dynamic Island, bringing it closer to the Pro models in terms of design. Rumors indicate that the standard model may not match the Pro’s 120Hz refresh rate and could settle for 60Hz, similar to many comparably priced Android phones. Additionally, Gurman reveals that the upcoming Apple Watch processor, the S9, will receive a significant performance boost, marking the most notable speed enhancement since 2020.
Apple traditionally unveils its new iPhones and Apple Watches in mid-September, putting them in direct competition with Samsung’s latest lineup of folding and flipping phones, which were recently updated.