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Apple's iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus models could still have a smaller sensor than the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, despite their upgrade to 48-megapixels, according to a new rumor posted on Weibo.

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The claim comes from "Digital Chat Station," a Weibo user responsible for a range of details about the camera technology of upcoming iPhone models. Firstly, they claim that the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will retain the same 1/1.28-inch 48-megapixel sensor as the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Numerous reports from sources including the analysts Jeff Pu and Ming-Chi Kuo say that the two standard iPhone 15 models are set to be upgraded to 48-megapixels just like the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. According to Digital Chat Station, while the non-Pro models will receive the upgrade to 48-megapixels, they will continue to have a smaller stacked CMOS image sensor (CIS) than the Pro models at 1/1.5-inches.

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus feature a 12-megapixel sensor that is 1/1.9-inches in size. This means that the standard iPhone 15 models could gain a 27% larger sensor – a substantial increase, but still not equal to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro models. In May, Digital Chat Station reported that the next iPhone sensor size increase for the Pro models is set to occur in 2024, increasing from 1/1.28-inches to 1/1.14-inches.

A larger image sensor offers improved image quality by capturing more light, leading to greater detail and less noise, especially in low-light conditions. It also provides a wider dynamic range and better color accuracy, resulting in more professional and visually appealing photos.

Article Link: iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus Could Still Have Smaller Camera Sensor Than Pro Models Despite Upgrade to 48MP
 
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Skyscraperfan

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So the cripple a phone on many levels and still ask for $799 or even more?

I recently looked for a new TV and was surprised that TVs despite their size and all those modern features cost much less than smartphones. It seems TVs are getting cheaper while smartphones are getting more expensive. For €749 you already get a 48 inch OLED TV. There are TVs with a screen size over 80 inch for the price of an iPhone 14 Pro.
 

jonnysods

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So the cripple a phone on many levels and still ask for $799 or even more?

I recently looked for a new TV and was surprised that TVs despite their size and all those modern features cost much less than smartphones. It seems TVs are getting cheaper while smartphones are getting more expensive. For €749 you already get a 48 inch OLED TV. There are TVs with a screen size over 80 inch for the price of an iPhone 14 Pro.
Its a crazy comparison when you think about it, well said.
 

alongdingdong

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Apple keeps crippling their new products.... My AW Ultra has massive bezels, why not just make it just right from the getgo...

No they want the AW Ultra 2 to have 7% smaller bezels as their selling point.

Because of this i will going forward only buy the 4th generation minimum of a new product and only upgrade once every 4+ years....

But feeling less and less obligated to stay with apple.
 

kirk.vino

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So the cripple a phone on many levels and still ask for $799 or even more?

I recently looked for a new TV and was surprised that TVs despite their size and all those modern features cost much less than smartphones. It seems TVs are getting cheaper while smartphones are getting more expensive. For €749 you already get a 48 inch OLED TV. There are TVs with a screen size over 80 inch for the price of an iPhone 14 Pro.
It’s not about the screen size only. Smartphones have a lot of expensive tech and chips that are much smaller, advanced, and more expensive than their counterparts in TVs. Even the top-notch OLED TVs from LG, Samsung, and Sony have very slow/basic, hence cheap main processors and components. When you use an Apple TV versus the internal OS of those TVs, the difference in tech becomes very apparent.
 
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podycust

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well of course, this device only exists for upselling purposes anyway. If they truly cared about providing the best customer experience available, they would put the best available tech currently available in "the" iPhonE (singular)
totally agree
 
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_Refurbished_

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I mean, I just won’t buy a new iPhone as often. There’s already the lack of compelling new features, then they start chipping away and saving festures for the Pro models. This creates very little desire for me to run out and get a new iPhone. I’ll pay the $70, refresh my battery, and go on my way. Even though I can afford it, I’m not spending over $1,000 on a new iPhone. Just isn’t worth the $$$.
 

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I don’t want a 1st gen usb-c phone so I’m waiting for the 16. It’s time for a new form factor too. Do you think Apple will get rid of the rounded corners and go with squared off like Samsung S series eventually?
 
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