With the iPhone 14, Apple is creating greater distance between the ordinary and Pro models. iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max offer several features the ordinary iPhones lack. Dynamic Island and always-on display to the iPhone 14 Pro’s 48MP primary camera.
For consumers to care about the iPhone 15 features, it must be more “Pro” and not a consolation reward. iPhone 15 and 15 Plus require these enhancements to stand apart.
If Apple is going to release an iPhone 15 in 2024, here are thefeatures that must be improved for it to succeed.
1. USB Type C
Yes, USB-C is one of the most intriguing features of the iPhone 15.
The good news is that Apple is reported to provide USB-C on all iPhone 15 models, since the company must comply with an EU regulation mandating the charging standard by the end of 2024.
Apple has previously said that it will move to USB-C, although it has not provided a specific timeline. In 2023, we anticipate the iPhone 15 series.
The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max/Ultra are anticipated to have quicker data transfer rates than the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. As long as they all provide faster charging speeds — an area in which Apple has slipped behind Android phones.
2. Periscope zoom camera
The regular Galaxy S22 packs a telephoto lens for $799 with 3x zoom and 30x digital zoom. So why can’t the iPhone 15?
iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra are tipped to get an upgrade to a new periscope zoom camera, which could offer an optical zoom in the 5x to 6x range. This would allow the Pro phones to close the gap with the Pixel 7 Pro and Galaxy S23 Ultra.
I hope Apple to hand down the telephoto zoom on the current iPhone 14 Pros to the iPhone 15. So we’d get a 3x optical zoom and 15x digital zoom.
3. 90Hz or 120Hz display refresh rate
We know Apple refers to its display on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Max as ProMotion, but that doesn’t mean iPhone 15 buyers should have to put up with a slower updating panel. However, in 2023, the 60Hz phone display seen on the ordinary iPhone will not enough.
The iPhone 15 might strike a balance by offering a 90Hz display, which would allow for smoother scrolling and animations.
Even better, the Pixel 7 has a 90Hz display for $599, which is $200 cheaper than the iPhone 14. Perhaps Apple could provide a 120Hz display that isn’t dynamic and can’t scale down to 1Hz.