'iPhone 15 Ultra' Could Still Replace 'Pro Max' Model This Year

Apple's upcoming high-end 6.7-inch iPhone 15 model may be called the "‌iPhone 15‌ Ultra" after all, replacing the "Pro Max" title, a new rumor claims.

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In a September 2022 edition of his weekly "Power On" newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said there was "potential" for an iPhone 15 Ultra to replace the iPhone 15 Pro Max this year. While the name change was prevalent in several rumors from influential sources like Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in late 2022 and early 2023, the idea has since faded and emphasis has shifted to Apple releasing such a model as a new high-end device next year instead. Now, AppleInsider's Andrew O'Hara claims that the "‌iPhone 15‌ Ultra" name is back:

O'Hara does not have much of a track record for Apple rumors, but he did share accurate renders of the second-generation AirPods Pro before they launched last year. With its larger display, longer battery life, and periscope telephoto camera with 6x optical zoom, the top-tier iPhone could justify the "Ultra" moniker.

Apple's naming choices are subject to change throughout a product's development process, often explaining why new devices are titled differently to what rumors have come to suggest. For example, the AirPods Max were largely expected to be called the "AirPods Studio." Most recently, visionOS was widely expected to be called "xrOS." The rumored name was found littered throughout Apple's materials following WWDC, indicating that ‌visionOS‌ was a last-minute switch. Whether Apple will change the name of its "Pro Max" model this year is unknown, but the idea was likely under consideration at minimum and could still be on the table.

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Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
12 months ago
Hopefully, it's not just the name change. We get Ultra features.

I'm ready for iPhone Ultra. Push the iPhone beyond its limits!
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
abatabia Avatar
12 months ago
Given a price hike seems a touch more likely this year, kinda makes sense.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
12 months ago
What are the chances of Apple introducing iPhone Ultra Mini? ?
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
surfzen21 Avatar
12 months ago

iPhone Ultra better name than Pro max...simplifies the name
I think so too.

Unfortunately, what this may also mean is that the biggest pro phone, "Ultra", will also continue to have multiple distinguishing features from the smaller 'Pro" phone. This I do not like.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DeLaSoul Avatar
12 months ago
I want the iPhone 15 Mega and it should have these specs:

30" screen
4 TB storage
Runs MacOS

Please add a height adjustable stand.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
12 months ago

How long until an iPad and MacBook ultra
Apple needs to release Apple Polishing Cloth Ultra before iPad and Macbook. :p
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)