With just two more days remaining for the Apple event where the company can unveil the new iPhone 15 lineup, it is now the time to check what the prices for each of the iPhone models are likely to be. Unlike last year, this year’s event is expected to bring major upgrades for all the devices. While the standard models consisting of iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, can get the Dynamic Island and an upgraded camera, the Pro models, consisting of iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, can get a bunch of new additions such as the titanium frame, Action button, and more. And it is because of these upgrades that many believe that these already pricey smartphones may get a price hike this year. So, let us take a closer look.
iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus
Despite a number of new features expected to come to the iPhone 15, there are no leaks pointing towards a price hike. This year, some tipsters have claimed that the prices for iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max can see an increase between $100 to $200, but a similar trend for the standard model is not expected. As things stand, the iPhone 15 should be available for $799 or Rs. 79900 in India. Also read: iPhone 15 Pro set to be much lighter and yet flaunt a long battery life – 2 reasons why
Coming to the iPhone 15 Plus, the model was just introduced last year, with its unique feature of a display as large as the iPhone 15 Pro Max. However, due to its recent inclusion, its price hike is also improbable. Last year the smartphone started at $899 and it is likely to remain unchanged this year. That means, in India, it can start Rs. 89900.
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According to leaks, the upcoming iPhone 15 models are anticipated to receive significant enhancements this year. The feature known as Dynamic Island, first introduced with the iPhone 14 Pro models, is expected to be extended to the entire iPhone 15 lineup. Additionally, it has been reported that Apple is preparing to replace the lightning port with a USB Type-C connector, in compliance with EU regulations. Furthermore, there are speculations that the iPhone 15 may feature a new 48-megapixel stacked CMOS image sensor (CIS). Apart from that, they are also expected to be equipped with the A16 Bionic chipset, although they will miss out on the A17 Bionic chipset, which is being reserved for the Pro models.
iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max
This is where things get tricky because multiple sources have claimed that the price of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are expected to see an increase. Also read: iPhone 15 Pro Max to remain the highest-end iPhone; iPhone 15 Ultra likely not coming
A 9to5Mac report quoted DigiTimes Research senior analyst Luke Lin to reveal that both the iPhone 15 Pro models can see a “major price hike” compared to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. And just how much will these upgrades cost the consumers? As per the report, the iPhone 15 Pro can get a hike of $100 and start from $1099, while the iPhone 15 Pro Max can be as expensive as $200 and start from a massive $1299. That means, in India, the iPhone 15 Pro can be priced at Rs. 139900 (instead of last year’s Rs. 129900 for iPhone 14 Pro), and the iPhone 15 Pro Max can be priced at Rs. 159900 (instead of Rs. 139900 for iPhone 14 Pro Max).
Do note that the information shared about the iPhone 15 series here is based on leaks and rumors, and none of it has come from any official source. As such, ensure taking the information with a pinch of salt. To know the official price of the smartphones, you will have to wait till the Apple event where the smartphones are expected to be launched.