With Apple’s WWDC 2023 just a few months away, that means the fall season won’t be far behind, bringing us the iPhone 15 lineup and the Apple Watch Series 9. But this year it may be different because there. Apple is rumored to be introducing a new iPhone 15 Ultra, which may or may not replace the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
If Apple does introduce the iPhone 15 Ultra, it will be a super-premium, high-end device similar to the Apple Watch Ultra. Like a smartwatch, the iPhone 15 Ultra will have a higher price tag than the regular iPhone 15 and even the iPhone 15 Pro, but it will also need features that warrant such a price hike.
Here’s what I’d like to see in the iPhone 15 Ultra if it’s actually coming.
Apple used to use titanium as a premium material in the main Apple Watch Series, but that seems to have changed with the Apple Watch Ultra. It seems that titanium is now reserved for the Ultra only, while the mainstream Apple Watch continues to only use aluminum and stainless steel cases (bring back ceramic, you idiots).
If Apple was making an iPhone 15 Ultra, it should have a titanium body. Titanium would be a great material to make a premium smartphone as it would be light like aluminum but still extremely durable.
I’ve been using the iPhone Pro models for the past few years, and one thing I’ve noticed is that they get heavier and heavier every year. I would like a titanium phone that is not too heavy but more durable than a combination of stainless steel and glass. I also think a titanium body would be easier and more comfortable to hold. Maybe I could even use it without needing a case. That would be amazing.
Longer battery life
The Apple Watch Ultra has roughly twice the battery life of the regular Apple Watch Series 8. I think if Apple were to make an iPhone 15 Ultra, it should also have a larger capacity battery that could give us more life on a single charge than we currently have. it was suggested.
Think about it. if the body was made of titanium, it could be a bit thicker, like the Apple Watch Ultra. That would mean more room for a bigger battery. At least, I would hope so. There are plenty of Android phones, even in the low- and mid-range, that have 5000mAh batteries and aren’t too different in size from the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
If the iPhone 15 Ultra commands a higher price, we should at least get more battery life out of it.
Less camera please
I’d like to see Apple make a titanium iPhone 15 Ultra that could be a bit thicker for a bigger battery. A thicker device could also help that ungodly big camera blend in with the rest of the phone’s body a little more.
A few weeks ago, the iPhone 15 Ultra concept was unveiled, and one of the things that stood out was a small bump in the camera. These things have gotten out of hand in recent models, including the iPhone 14 Pro, and I honestly miss the days when cameras basically matched the rest of the phone. This would be possible if Apple made the device a bit thicker. I doubt those camera lenses and sensors will get smaller anytime soon, especially if Apple adds more like a periscope lens.
But really, I’d like to put my phone on the table and not go limp like a squeal.
Give us the Action button
One of the latest rumors about the iPhone 15, specifically the iPhone 15 Pro, is that it will replace the mute switch with a multi-use Action button. I’m not completely sold on the toggle switch, but I’d like to see an Action button, preferably separate as a new button.
The Apple Watch Ultra has an Action button, and the iPhone 15 Ultra could benefit from the new hardware addition as well. If it replaces the on/off switch, it can be set by default to mute the device, but it can also be customized by the user. I wish I could remap the button to quickly launch the camera app so I can more easily capture spontaneous moments with my daughter (Lord knows how many moments I’ve missed because the screen lock button won’t work).
But people will be able to set it to do other things too, like turn on the flashlight, turn on dark mode, take screenshots or screen recordings, or even activate a shortcut or custom app. There would be so many possibilities of what you could use the Action button for and it would be designed to make your life easier.
Much faster charging
Historically, the iPhone has never charged that fast compared to competing Android phones. The current iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 series have a maximum charging speed of 20W with a power adapter that is at least 20W or more. According to some tests, you can achieve charging speeds of 25W to 29W with higher output chargers such as 30W.
But take a look at some of the fastest charging Android phones. The “slowest” is the iQOO 9T with a 4700mAh battery and 120W charging, so you can charge it in 20 minutes. One of the fastest is the Redmi Note 12 Explorer, which has a 4300 mAh battery that can be charged up to 100%. nine minutes With a charging speed of 210 W
If Apple is making an iPhone 15 Ultra, it should increase the charging speed. It’s 2023 and Apple still hasn’t reached 30W charging for crying out loud. Still takes about an hour from zero to 100%, even with USB-C to Lightning. The iPhone 15 Ultra needs faster charging to warrant a higher price.
The iPhone 15 Ultra must be premium to warrant a premium price
There is no guarantee that Apple is making an iPhone 15 Ultra. this is all based on speculations and rumours. Unfortunately, this might even just be the iPhone 15 Pro Max, but with more differentiating factors from the regular Pro that will be used as selling points.
But even if the iPhone 15 Ultra is just a dream, I’d love to see an iPhone with these features one day. Will it be this year? Or maybe in the next few years. Who knows, we’ll just have to wait and see what Apple has in store for us in the fall.