Apple’s upcoming iPhone 15 series is creating a buzz, and recent news has unveiled some unexpected surprises regarding its release. Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known analyst, has shared some interesting insights in a blog post. He believes that the iPhone 15 Pro Max, the priciest of the bunch, will make up a whopping 35–40% of early iPhone 15 sales when it hits stores in September. What’s causing the shockwaves? Well, two main reasons.
Production Concerns and Price Speculation
First, there were concerns that the iPhone 15 Pro Max might face production issues due to its fancy periscopic zoom lens. Second, this new model is poised to be Apple’s most expensive iPhone ever, with whispers of a starting price soaring as high as $1,299, according to a Forbes report.
New iPhone Registrations
But the surprise doesn’t stop there. India’s official regulatory database recently revealed another new iPhone registration, labeled as the “A3090.” Just a short while ago, they also uncovered the “A3094.” Both of these phones are positioned above the iPhone 14 lineup (A2649, A2881, A2882, A2883, and A2884). Registering new electronic devices before launch is mandatory in India, even for a tech giant like Apple.
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More Model Numbers on the Horizon
These discoveries hint that the A3090 and A3094 could be the base-level iPhones. However, the presence of different component variants (like memory and storage) means we might see more model numbers than the initial four official ones, similar to the iPhone 14 series.
The real eye-opener here is Apple’s confidence in the iPhone 15 Pro Max. If they expect it to be the best-seller, their new periscope lens must be truly remarkable. Early buyers tend to be die-hard Apple fans, so this might skew the initial sales figures (the standard iPhone models often catch up later). Still, it’s an exciting development in the midst of rising living costs.
Exciting Upgrades for iPhone 15 and 15 Plus
Especially noteworthy is that the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will be more than just upgraded versions of the iPhone 14 Pro models, featuring a Dynamic Island design, a powerful 48 MP primary camera, the A16 chip, and the adoption of USB-C, all at a more affordable price. The primary differences in the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models get ultra-thin bezels, a cutting-edge 3nm A17 chipset, and a customizable solid-state Action button.