iPhone 15 to get new UWB chip; periscope lens for Pro Max
Better ‘Find My’ capabilities across all models.
According to Gurman, the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus are getting the new 48MP camera sensor, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max will feature the new Periscope lens. The new iPhones will also get a new U2 ultrawide-band chip.
Multiple previous leaks indicated the iPhone 15 will feature a 48MP camera, replacing the older 12MP main sensor on the standard and the Plus iPhone 15 variants — the same 48MP sensor as last year’s iPhone 14 Pro.
The report also states the titanium frame on the iPhone 15 Pro models would make them at least 10% lighter.
iPhone 15’s new U2 ultrawide-band chip
According to the report, the iPhone 15 will feature the new ultrawideband chip called U2. It is the first time Apple has updated the chip since the original U1 that launched with the iPhone 11 Pro.
The report further states that all four iPhone 15 models, not just the Pro models, will receive the update. So, we can expect better ‘Find My’ capabilities from the iPhone 15 series. The report says it’s a pretty impressive upgrade compared to the first gen.
The new component is expected to improve location capabilities, making it so people and devices can be tracked more accurately in the Find My app. Apple plans to add this chip to the next versions of all of its major products.
New Periscope lens with 6X zoom on the iPhone 15 Pro Max
While the standard and the Plus iPhone 15 are getting the new 48MP sensor, Apple didn’t want the Pro Max variant to feel left out.
According to the report, the iPhone 15 Pro Max will feature the new periscope lens, extending the optical zoom length.
However, the report doesn’t reveal much. The estimation is the maximum zoom length will range from 5x to 6x, which is better than the maximum of 3x featured on the current model.
The iPhone 15 series is set to release next week. Stay tuned to KnowTechie for more.
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