Updated on December 3rd: Article originally posted on December 2nd
When it comes to the iPhone 15, Apple is doing its best to make it good enough for those buying the entry-level vanilla iPhone, but those looking for a superior experience should move up to the more expensive iPhone 15 Pro. Weak enough to not think about it at all.
Apple needs to build the iPhone 16 on top of the iPhone 15, but it also needs to make sure that upgrading to the iPhone 16 doesn’t break the iPhone 16 Pro.
Update: Sunday, December 3rd: Apple addresses the need to create a separation between the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro, as well as adding enough new features and upgrades to the iPhone 16 to make it as attractive an option as possible. Needs must be balanced. The latter is provided in part by bringing the action buttons from the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max to the vanilla iPhone 16.
Previous leaks regarding new UI options It has become backed up this week New details about its functionality. The action button on iPhone 16 replaces the physical mute control with a capacitive button. This not only provides pressure sensitivity, but also allows secondary commands to be programmed to the directional swipe of the button.
This may not be the only new button added to the iPhone 16. Initial reports about the action button also highlighted the possibility of a capture button. This is his two-stage physical button that functions as a traditional camera shutter button. Press halfway to lock the focus, press fully to take the photo. Unlike the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max, the capture button will be introduced across the portfolio, but Apple still has time to change the final design of the 2024 iPhone.
There’s a certain irony in Apple’s customer-centric focus on limiting its vanilla iPhone models. Ever since the iPhone Pro-level announcement, there’s always been a tension to differentiate these phones while still being typical Apple. Over the past few iterations, we’ve seen significantly fewer updates and upgrades to the vanilla iPhone, and less emphasis and positioning in the keynote.
While the iPhone Pro is all the rage, Apple continues to hold back in order to subtly limit the iPhone. This process is expected to continue with iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro.
First up is the screen. Apple is set to use 60Hz refresh For the next iPhone. Samsung’s equivalent Galaxy 23 and Google’s Pixel 8 all reach a refresh rate of 120 Hz. All of these faster refresh rates translate into more fluid scrolling, better game graphics, and improved readability. Display analyst Ross Young doesn’t expect standard iPhone display fast refresh to arrive until late 2017.
Next, select the processor inside your iPhone. Apple has been designing its own silicon for years. There was once a time when it was considered a virtue for all iPhones (even the iPhone SE) to run the same system on-chip, but that moment has passed. The new normal is to suppress performance improvements on lower-end iPhone models.
There is a split between the A16 on the iPhone 15 and the A17 Pro on the iPhone 15 Pro. What will mobile phones look like in 2024?
It’s also possible that Apple takes the A17 Pro chipset and doesn’t roll it back to the iPhone 16 for even a year. Possibly offering something named A17, a downgraded chipset, indicated by the absence of the Pro moniker. This would be an upgrade to the A16 (and easily sold as such). However, with the A18 Pro being incorporated into the new iPhone Pro models, the performance gap between the two parts of Apple’s portfolio will once again widen.
I finally got my camera. Photography has become the de facto battleground for manufacturers to prove they have the best hardware and software.
Let’s look at an example of a spec drag.Supply chain report highlights iPhone 16 Pro and 16 Pro Max pushing optical zoom 5x telephoto lens Through a tetra prism lens. There’s no sign of this coming to the iPhone 16. If you want the best camera, you need the best iPhone. Apple’s choices show that the iPhone 16 is not the best iPhone.
Vanilla iPhones, such as the current iPhone 15 and the upcoming iPhone 16, come with a premium price (iPhone 15 with 128 GB of storage costs $799). If you look at other terminals in the $799 price range, you will find that they use 120 Hz refresh of the display, more powerful optical zoom and camera lenses, and high-end chipsets. If its competitors can achieve these specs, it’s a shame that Apple can’t achieve the same.
This means that these vanilla iPhones not only offer a great experience comparable to the iPhone Pro, but also reduce parts costs due to weaker components purchased in bulk. Apple has also made sure to segment the market, so even those who shy away from the high prices of iPhone Pro models can rest assured with a vanilla iPhone at a relatively low price.
The tricky question here is what will happen to the vanilla iPhone when Apple updates the iPhone SE in early 2024. This is a rather awkward spec pinch.