New iPhone 15 leaks: Pro and Pro Max are lighter and more expensive
The upcoming iPhone 15, expected to be announced in September, is anticipated to feature a lighter weight and a higher price than the previous iPhone 14 generation. According to reports, Apple is making some notable changes to the design and materials of the Pro models.
Here are the key details:
Lighter Weight: The iPhone 15 Pro models will see a significant development aimed at reducing the device’s weight. This change involves replacing the stainless steel used in the device’s body with titanium, which is both durable and lightweight. Titanium is lighter than stainless steel, contributing to a reduction in the device’s overall weight.
Exact Dimensions: Despite the shift to titanium, the iPhone 15 Pro models are expected to maintain the exact dimensions as their counterparts from the iPhone 14 generation. This means that while the devices are getting lighter, their size and form factor will remain consistent.
Price Increase: Alongside the weight reduction and material change, Apple is reportedly planning to increase the prices of the iPhone 15 Pro models. The price hike is estimated to be $80 to $100 more than the previous generation’s pricing.
Using titanium while making the device lighter and more durable also increases manufacturing costs, which could contribute to the higher pricing. Apple often introduces incremental improvements and changes with each new iPhone generation to enhance user experience and maintain its competitive edge in the market.
The iPhone 15 generation, including the Pro models, is expected to be officially unveiled during Apple’s annual conference, which typically takes place in September. Alongside the new hardware, Apple is also expected to introduce iOS 17, bringing additional features and enhancements to the company’s mobile operating system.