iPhone 15 Pro Predicted to Feature Increased 8GB of RAM, USB-C Port, and More

iPhone 15 Pro models will feature an increased 8GB of RAM, a USB-C port, and multiple camera improvements, according to Taiwanese research firm TrendForce.

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In a press release today, TrendForce indicates that the iPhone 15 lineup will again consist of four models and that only the two Pro models will get Apple's latest processor, as was the case with the iPhone 14 lineup. Users can expect the Pro models to be equipped with the A17 Bionic chip, while the standard models would stick with the A16.

TrendForce predicts that the 15 Pro models will be equipped with an increased 8GB of RAM to complement the A17 chip, compared to 6GB for the iPhone 14 Pro models. The standard models will likely continue to have 6GB of RAM.

The switch from Lightning to USB-C has been widely rumored for iPhones as the European Union passed a law requiring such a change earlier this year.

In line with previous reports, the research firm expects the iPhone 15 Pro Max to feature a Telephoto lens with periscope functionality, allowing for 10x optical zoom or higher, compared to the current 3x limitation. The Pro models should have an upgraded Main lens with an "8P" design, which would be one extra optical element for better camera performance.

TrendForce says iPhone 15 models will remain equipped with a Qualcomm modem for 5G because Apple is not yet satisfied with the mmWave performance of its in-house modem. The research firm believes Apple will introduce its own 5G modem in 2024.

Apple will likely announce the iPhone 15 lineup in September 2023.

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Top Rated Comments

ProfessionalFan Avatar
22 months ago
Hey Apple, do a trade-in program for all lightning cables to convert them into USB-C cables.

Then you can safely recycle all those lightning cables instead of people tossing them in the trash.

It'd avoid a lot of e-waste since you "care about the environment" so much!

What's that? No, cause it'd cut into your profits?

Oh yeah, the real thing you care about.
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MayaUser Avatar
22 months ago
Its easy for me to be a leaker
iphone 15 pro
A17 3nm
usbC
better cameras
8gb ram while the iphone 15 remain at 6gb ram
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dantracht Avatar
22 months ago
I stopped reading after usb-c. Can’t come soon enough.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
phill85 Avatar
22 months ago
For those wondering what "8p" is... they refer to the number of lens elements, and this is why it's relevant:

"Each additional lens element offers the capability to correct certain optical errors. For example, if a lens has a cushion-shaped distortion, this can be corrected by another additional lens. The same applies to chromatic aberrations, which are often visible as purple colour fringes on high-contrast edges, as well as most of the deficiencies that an objective can have. However, these more complex designs can also have disadvantages. As an example less light may reach the sensor because each lens surface reflects a small amount of light."

the iPhone 14 Pro and before have 7p main lenses (or less).
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
IMPOSSIBLEMAN Avatar
22 months ago
I am not gonna get too excited. Tim will probably delay a couple of those features to sustain future demand.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fel10 Avatar
22 months ago
“And more”

The dynamic country
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)