The upcoming iPhone 15 Pro lineup is expected to bring some significant changes, but it seems they might come with a price increase. According to Bloomberg, reporter Mark Gurman confirmed several details about the upcoming iPhone lineup that have been circulating throughout the year.
The new iPhone 15 Pro models will feature titanium frames instead of stainless steel, making them both stronger and lighter. Additionally, the screens will have thinner bezels, thanks to a new display technology that will reduce the size of the black border by about a third. The mute switch is also expected to be replaced with a customizable button, and the Lightning port will be swapped for USB-C.
However, these enhancements might come at a cost. Gurman suggests that there could be a price increase for the new models outside the US, and he doesn’t rule out the possibility of a price increase in the US as well. Earlier reports and analyst notes have indicated that prices could potentially go up by up to $200 for the Max model.
Aside from these changes, two other significant upgrades are expected for Apple’s devices this year. The standard iPhone model is likely to abandon the notch in favor of the Dynamic Island, bringing it more in line with the Pro models. Additionally, the next Apple Watch processor, the S9, will reportedly have a notable performance boost, marking the first significant speed improvement since 2020.
Apple typically announces its new iPhones and Apple Watches in mid-September, putting them in direct competition with Samsung’s recently updated lineup of folding and flipping phones.