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iPhone 15 Ultra: Why you’ll want one this fall

There are still about seven months left before the presentation of the iPhones 15and if rumors are to be believed, everyone will be talking about one thing: the iPhone 15 Ultra.

Like the Apple Watch Ultra, the iPhone 15 Ultra is said to have the best of everything Apple has to offer in an iPhone. As a replacement for the iPhone Pro Max, it will look similar to the iPhone 14 Pro Max, but everything will be updated. Among the rumors we’ve heard about the iPhone 15 Ultra are:

A bigger screen: Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman hints that the iPhone 15 Ultra could be “an even higher-end iPhone than both Pro models” rather than a replacement for the iPhone 14 Pro Max. That means it could have an even bigger display, meaning that rivals, or even surpasses, the 6.8-inch S23 Ultra.

A titanium body: Apple has been rumored for years to be working on an iPhone that uses a material other than stainless steel or aluminum, and following the Apple Watch Ultra, smart money is finally making an appearance in lightweight titanium. It’s possible that Apple only offers it in a single color like the Apple Watch to accentuate the difference.

WiFi 6E: After being introduced in the iPad Pro and then the Mac mini and MacBook Pro, Wi-Fi 6E, which is faster and offers more bandwidth than Wi-Fi 6, is almost certain to make its way to the iPhone 15 . The latest rumors let’s just say the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra will have it.

A17 bionic: After Apple separated last year’s Pro models with an A16 chip, it will reportedly do the same in 2023, with the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Ultra getting a new 3nm A17 processor that should bring a significant speed boost and efficiency.

Solid State Volume Power Buttons: Apple will reportedly use solid state buttons with dedicated haptic engines on iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra, eliminating the last of the moving parts.

Periscope zoom: Another longstanding feature, the iPhone 15 Ultra is expected to have a new periscopic zoom lens, which will reportedly boost optical zoom to 6x or 10x, with digital zoom likely reaching 30x or 50x with incredible clarity.

Lightning: It’s almost certain that the iPhone will move to USB-C this year, but while the non-Pro models will still have lightning-fast speeds, the Pro and Ultra models will reportedly have transfer speeds as fast as the iPad Pro thanks to Thunderbolt support.

More storage space: When Samsung released its Galaxy S23 Ultra back in February it included a nice surprise: an increase to 256GB of base storage. Last year there were rumors that Apple would increase storage to 256GB at the low end for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, so let’s hope buyers get double the storage this year.

It’s a long list of features that will make the iPhone 15 Ultra the most desirable phone of all time. And there may be even more to come: Unknownz21 on Twitter, which has leaked schematics showing Wi-Fi 6E and solid-state buttons, says it has “discovered an apparent new feature/change” on the iPhone 15 Pro and Ultra and will unveil the beans “when deemed appropriate.” So he starts saving now, because there’s another feature of the iPhone 15 Ultra: it will probably be the most expensive iPhone of all time.