Apple has been working on the iPhone 15 series, aiming to introduce more differentiating features between the Pro and non-Pro variants. However, recent information suggests that some significant iPhone 15 camera upgrades will also be incorporated into the more affordable models, particularly in terms of the camera.
According to a research note by analyst Jeff Pu from Haitong International Securities, both the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will feature the same main camera found in the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. This means that users of the more budget-friendly options will benefit from substantial camera improvements.
The standout upgrade is the implementation of a 48MP lens with a three-stacked sensor. This advanced technology allows the camera to capture more light, resulting in enhanced image quality. MacRumors first spotted this information, and it has generated significant excitement among Apple enthusiasts.
While the camera upgrades are undoubtedly impressive, there are reported issues in the supply chain related to the production of the stacked sensor. These issues have led to lower yields, potentially causing delays in the production of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. As a result, customers may experience longer waiting times before they can get their hands on these new devices.
It is worth noting that the production delays may also affect the Pro models, as they are expected to feature the same sensor. However, the research note did not provide clarity on this matter. It is possible that Apple has different suppliers for the lenses used in the two classes of iPhones, which could result in variations in production timelines.
Additionally, it is speculated that Apple might reserve some of the improved video recording features exclusively for the Pro versions of the iPhone 15 series. This would create a clear distinction between the Pro and non-Pro models, enticing users who are particularly interested in advanced videography capabilities.
Another noteworthy aspect is the omission of telephoto units in the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. While this may limit some photography options for users of these models, the dedicated Image Signal Processor (ISP) of the A17 Bionic chipset ensures that even without telephoto capabilities, the image quality will still be exceptional.