A Hong Kong Research Analyst told clients that the iPhone 15 will include Titanium Bezels while Apple Watch Ultra will gain an updated Display
In a research note written for Hong Kong investment firm Haitong International Securities, Jeff Pu outlined his expectations for the iPhone 15 lineup, which he said would include a 6.1-inch iPhone 15, a 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Plus, a 6.1-inch The iPhone 15 Pro and the 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Pro Max. Notably, he expects the Pro model to feature titanium bezels and solid-state volume and power buttons, with tactile feedback provided by two additional Taptic engines . He also expects the Pro models to have 8GB of RAM, up from 6GB in the iPhone 14 Pro models .
The IT Home report further noted that Pu said the iPhone 15 Pro models will feature the A17 Bionic chip manufactured by TSMC's 3-nanometer process, while he expects the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus to feature the A16 Bionic chip and 6GB of RAM. All four models will feature a USB-C port and Qualcomm's Snapdragon X70 modem for 5G and LTE, he said.
Pu also expects the iPhone 15 Pro Max's telephoto lens to feature periscope technology for improved optical zoom capabilities. As for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, Pu expects to have a 48-megapixel rear camera lens like the iPhone 14 Pro models.
Based on "recent supply chain inspections and views on the technology industry," Pu is cautious about the stock prices of many companies within Apple's supply chain. According to Pu, Apple's product momentum has "turned weaker," and he expects shipments of iPhones, Macs, Apple Watches, and AirPods to decline year over year in 2023.
Jeff Pu also predicts that Apple's 2024 Apple Watch Ultra model could be the company's first smartwatch with a micro LED screen.
Pu has a mixed record when it comes to predicting Apple's future plans.