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New Apple Leak Reveals iPhone 15 Ultra Shock

The wide range of problems affect iPhone 14 models, may have convinced some buyers to delay their upgrades. And if you do, new iPhone 15 leaks suggest you’ll be well-rewarded…

Popular insider LeaksApplePro, has a new one newsletter subscription and went big with iPhone 15 information in the first edition. It reveals design and performance improvements, as well as the launch of an ‘iPhone 15 Ultra’.

First, the Ultra. Those hoping for a new (and even more expensive) iPhone model will be disappointed as LeaksApplePro claims it will be the new name for the iPhone 15 Pro Max. This rebranding may come as a shock, but it actually makes a lot of sense:

  • iPhone 15
  • iPhone 15 Plus
  • iPhone 15 Pro
  • iPhone 15 Ultra

Not only is each model clearer in this lineup, but it also aligns with the company’s chipset branding strategy, with ‘Ultra’ being the flagship model: M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, M1 Ultra.

Yes, ‘Max’ is also above ‘Pro’, but Ultra is cleaner than removing Pro from ‘Pro Max’, which sounds like a downgrade. There may be a standalone ‘iPhone Max’ in future generations, but for now switching from Pro Max to Ultra is the easiest way to clean up the historically muddled branding of the range.

Second, the design and performance increase. LeaksApplePro claims these will come in three main areas: the iPhone 14 Pro pill notch and Dynamic Island will come to standard iPhone 15 models, the A17 chip will be exclusive to iPhone 15 Pro/Ultra, and USB-C will bring the Lightning port on all iPhone 15 models, but with a huge speed boost for professionals.

While A17 exclusivity has already been leakedthis is the first time we’ve heard that USB-C is coming to all iPhone 15 models (the leaker himself tipped it off before be Pro-only), with Pros running at Thunderbolt 4 speeds for super-fast data transfers.

For context, Thunderbolt 4 runs at 40 gigabits per second (Gbps). That’s the equivalent of 40,000 megabits per second. All current iPhones (including the iPhone 14 Pro/Pro Max) run at just 480 Mbps. So it’s a stratospheric upgrade.

It’s also a smart one. Given the changes to EU tax lawsthere’s little point in fragmenting next-generation connectivity, while Thunderbolt 4 speeds can be marketed as a true ‘Pro’ differentiator.

So while iPhone 14 problems pile upthe iPhone 15 series looks better by the day.

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