Apple’s iPhone 15 Max Pro is predicted to be its first to include 2TB storage space – increasing the price to 60 percent more than a MacBook, according to tech experts.
Along with double the storage, the price increase would be due to the switch from stainless steel to titanium, new LiDAR sensors, camera improvements and a more powerful chip.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max 1TB starts at $1,599, but the upgraded features could push it $2,099 mark – a MacBook starts at $1,299.
Apple is set to unveil the iPhone 15 on September 12, but the Pro Max likely will not ship until October due to supply chain issues.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max 1TB starts at $1,599, but the upgraded features and 2TB capacity could push the iPhone 15 Max Pro to the $2,099 mark (stock)
BGR shared a report detailing the increased price tag, as Apple increased the maximum storage space to 2TB.
A terabyte equals 1,024 gigabytes (GB), which can hold 555,555 JPEG images.
This month, the storage capacity claim was also seen in a Weibo post, adding more weight to the rumor.
The iPhone 15 Pro Max will likely be available in the standard 256GB, 512GB and 1TB.
However, last year’s iPhone 14 Pro models were also rumored to come with the 2TB option – but that did not happen.
The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max were the first Apple smartphones to include 1TB due to improved camera features that eat up storage.
The MacBook Pro (pictured) has a starting price of $1,299
Apple released the first Pro Max alongside the iPhone 11 in 2019 with a starting price of $1,099 – and it was the same for the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
When Apple launched the high-end smartphone in 2021, the price for the 1TB skyrocketed to $1,599 and stayed for iPhone 14 Pro Max 1TB.
Rumors about the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro Max have long been swirling the web, as Forbes reported the smartphone to have a 10xoptical zoom camera – the current models have 3x optical zoom.
The increased camera abilities would be due to the adoption of periscope lenses.
This periscope camera made headway in 2020 after MacRumors saw another research note from renowned Apple product predictor and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Periscope lenses use mirrors to provide a much greater optical zoom.
With the added tech, the switch to titanium would be ideal.
While titanium rivals steel in strength, it can be up to 45 percent lighter, which could make these models far easier to carry.
Titanium can handle higher temperatures better than steel, offering similar protection against water damage.
An Apple expert told 9to5Mac that the iPhone 15 Pro Max could be delayed for two months after the September launch due to a lack of sensors
Sony is the sensor supplier for Apple, but reports suggest that the image sensor component is not yet finished.