iPhone 15: Huge leap in camera performance
There’s no denying that iPhone camera performance has improved considerably over the years. The release of Night mode with the iPhone 11 lineup, for instance, was a huge game-changer. And over the past few years, Night mode has steadily improved.
That notwithstanding, some lighting environments simply aren’t conducive to capturing crisp and clear photographs, with a backlit subject being a prime example. If Nikkei’s report proves to be accurate, camera performance on the iPhone 15 will see a significant boost. Incidentally, the report doesn’t specify if the new sensor will be exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro. It’s worth noting that Nikkei has a strong, though imperfect, track record when it comes to anticipating upcoming iPhone features.
Apple may have more tricks up its sleeve
Besides a brand new state-of-the-art sensor, there are also reports that the iPhone 15 Pro Max will feature a periscope camera. Rumors of an iPhone with a periscope lens have been floating around for years, but reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo anticipates that it may actually arrive next year. If so, expect the higher-end iPhone 15 Pro model to boast markedly improved zoom capabilities.
Once introduced on the iPhone 15 Pro Max, the feature will likely become standard across the iPhone 16 Pro line.
Some other iPhone 15 upgrades to look forward to include the arrival of USB-C. If you’re a fan of the Lightning connector, you’ll likely want to hold off on upgrading for the time being.
Additionally, the iPhone 15 Pro models will likely boast a titanium chassis, an A17 processor along with 8GB of RAM. And lastly, there’s a strong chance that every iPhone 15 model will include the Dynamic Island. I’m still not sold 100% on the Dynamic Island, but it’s clear Apple will continue to embrace it head-on over the next few years.
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