Unlocking Creativity: iPhone 15’s Utilities for Artists and Content Creators
There are a couple of key iPhone 15 utilities you should know about. One involves storage options and the other concerns camera zoom capabilities.
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Storage Capacity Options
Last year’s iPhone 14 models started with 128GB of storage, which is a solid starting point for flagship phones. ITHome’s sources at Foxconn are reporting that the iPhone 15 Pro will be offered with a minimum of 256GB, which will make it much easier to take full advantage of its cameras and chipset without worrying about running out of space for photos, videos, and apps.
The expensive 1TB model will be a great option for photography buffs, those who hardly use cloud services, and those who want to store all of their local media so they can access it offline while traveling. However, you’ll likely still need to buy a compatible external hard drive or pay for additional iCloud storage.
All of the iPhone 15 Pro models are expected to receive significantly larger batteries than their counterparts, from the standard model up through the 512GB variant. Additionally, the transition to USB-C will facilitate faster wired transfers of backups and other information between devices. This may also enable future device-to-device wireless charging, which could be a big boost for users that prefer to avoid cables. Lastly, it’s rumoured that the camera on the iPhone 15 will be upgraded to a 48MP sensor with a new Image Signal Processor that can handle more pixels while delivering better quality images and videos.
Camera Zoom Capabilities
Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max models offer up to 3x optical zoom when snapping photos. This is a mediocre spec when compared to what other flagships from Samsung and Huawei can deliver. Fortunately, rumors suggest that this might change this year. The iPhone 15 Pro could be equipped with a periscope camera that enables up to 10x optical zoom.
A periscope lens utilizes mirrors and prisms to bend the light hitting the image sensor and achieve greater magnification without requiring a long camera module that will ruin smartphones’ compact form factor. Android manufacturers have already started using this technology in their flagship phones to boost zoom capabilities. For example, the Galaxy S21 Ultra and Huawei P30 Pro both offer up to 10x optical zoom thanks to this technology.
According to renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will incorporate a periscope camera into the iPhone 15 Pro Max to increase its zooming capabilities from 3x to 5-6x. However, this upgrade will be exclusive to the 6.7-inch high-end model.
Kuo explains that Apple has negotiated a knock-down price of just $4 (including the prisms) for the periscope camera with its supplier Largan Precision. This means that the cheaper iPhone 16 and iPhone 15 models won’t benefit from this upgrade until 2024.
iPhone 15 Apple News
There are rumors that the iPhone 15 will be more expensive than its predecessor, though Apple may be able to shift a lot of units due to a lot of current users still on older hardware. One analyst thinks that even a slight price increase will be enough to prompt many users to upgrade.
There have also been a number of rumors regarding other features that the iPhone 15 could boast. Respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has tipped two of the iPhone 15 Pro models to get solid-state buttons, while Jeff Pu from Barclay Securities suggests that this will be an option for all iPhone 15 phones. Both of these analysts have a strong track record of accurate predictions.
Another rumor suggests that the mute button will be replaced with an action button on some of the iPhone 15 Pro models. This will make it easier to switch the phone to silent mode or off, but some people may not like this change.
Aside from this, Apple is widely expected to drop the Lightning port on the iPhone 15 and switch to USB-C. This isn’t a big surprise since the company has already adopted this connector on its laptops and tablets, and last year’s EU ruling mandated the use of the standard for all mobile devices sold in Europe.