The iPhone 14 series is still very popular since its release.
Especially the Pro series models, the new perforated screen appearance and the 48-megapixel rear camera have attracted many small partners to start.
This year, Apple has adopted a differentiated product strategy for the iPhone 14 series. Compared with the Pro series models, the iPhone 14 standard model has almost no significant upgrade.
Therefore, for the waiting parties, the iPhone 15 series is very exciting.
No, I don’t know if the friends who visited Double 11 in the past two days have noticed that Apple, which has never cut prices in previous years, has actually launched a price reduction event on its official website this year!
Up to now, a number of iPhones with reduced prices have been sold out, among which the iPhone 14 Pro series, AirPods Pro 2, iPad Air 5 and other products are the best-selling products, and Apple has also reached 100 million sales at the fastest speed on major e-commerce platforms.
However, I don’t know if it was affected by Double 11. Some foreign reports pointed out that last week’s iPhone sales in China plummeted by 27%. The report also emphasized that this is the third week that iPhone sales in China have dropped sharply, and it is more expensive than other Android manufacturers. Type sales fell faster.
As for the reason, Mingmei thinks that it is nothing more than two aspects: one is that the people who buy the iPhone 14 are approaching saturation; the other is that from the product point of view, the iPhone 14 is indeed not as attractive as previous generations, and many people who have not started are in Waiting for next year’s iPhone 15. Because according to multiple sources, the iPhone 15 series will be a very strong generation of upgrading, and some people even say that “iPhone 14 is the appetizer, iPhone 15 is the highlight”.
So what will next year’s iPhone 15 look like? Let’s take a look at the latest revelations:
First of all, this year’s iPhone 14 series is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 baseband, which has significantly improved in terms of network speed and signal, allowing the iPhone’s rate to reach 10Gbps for the first time, entering the 10G era.
There have been rumors that Apple will get rid of Qualcomm in the next generation, and the entire iPhone 15 series will use the first self-developed baseband.
But now it seems that self-developed baseband is not so easy, and this plan has failed.
Qualcomm said in its new earnings report that it had planned to supply only about 20% of the 5G baseband chips for the new iPhone in 2023, but now expects to maintain current supply levels.
This also means that Qualcomm will still provide a large number of basebands to Apple next year, confirming the news that the iPhone 15 will not be equipped with self-developed basebands.
However, this may turn out to be a good thing for users.
The Intel baseband used in previous generations of iPhone models has caused huge problems to users, both in terms of signal and network speed.
And Apple’s acquisition of Intel’s baseband team to start self-research, the first generation of products will inevitably have some defects, rashly using the new baseband may also bring some problems in daily use.
Also, it is reported that Apple’s baseband development has stalled, but work continues. It has been revealed that 2023 is the year when Apple will fully turn to self-research, but it seems that it will take longer to end the baseband transaction with Qualcomm.
In this way, if Apple wants the iPhone to solve the signal problem, it cannot rely on the so-called self-developed baseband to solve it. Just like the problems encountered by the iPhone 14 series, most of them are affected by system vulnerabilities. In addition, the US version of the iPhone 14 series Replacing the eSIM card allows the software to take up a larger proportion of the problem of affecting the signal. In addition, Apple’s redesign of the signal transceiver antenna of the iPhone 13 series last year replaced the metal material with a more “environmentally friendly” degradable plastic. This change may also be the root cause of its signal performance.
It has to be said that almost all dismantling teams have pointed out that Apple has some problems in the internal design of the iPhone body. Even though the components are neatly arranged, beautiful and easy to maintain, the stacking of extremely compact components is very difficult for the transmission and reception of signals. Said to be a great disaster. Before developing its own baseband, Apple may need to modify the internal design of the iPhone before the signal can be truly improved.
In addition, it is worth mentioning that Mingmei Infinite has already successfully developed A-series chips and M-series chips before this, freeing itself from being controlled by others at the chip level. Apple has deep pockets, with an annual R&D budget of more than $24 billion, three times that of Qualcomm. Although Apple is involved in a very broad field, it does not necessarily mean that Apple cannot develop its own baseband.
For Apple, it has indeed encountered a lot of challenges in self-developed basebands, which also allows Qualcomm to continue to hold large orders with peace of mind. Although the difficult production of Apple’s self-developed baseband has made the outside world generally question Apple’s research and development capabilities, in the long run, Apple still has strong research and development capabilities to build its own hardware moat, and the fully self-developed hardware will provide Apple’s ecosystem with more excellent user experience.
In addition, today Mingmei Infinite wants to mention by the way that the foreign media exposed the layout of the entire iPhone 15 series, which has now been finalized. There are still four mobile phones in the iPhone 15 series, which correspond to the entire iPhone 14 series. Both 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch, but the 6.7-inch is no longer named the iPhone 15 Pro Max, but the iPhone 15 Ultra.
Although the performance of the iPhone 14 Plus seems to have fallen short of official expectations, the iPhone 15 Plus still exists, the mini model is officially withdrawn, the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus are equipped with 60Hz screens, and the Pro and Ultra are equipped with 120Hz high refresh rate screens.
In terms of chips, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus still use the A16 chip, while the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra use the A17 chip, and the A17 has a high probability of using TSMC’s 3nm process.
In addition to the above-mentioned breaking information, there is another news about the new iPhone in the future, which has been officially confirmed by Apple:
Apple confirmed that the new iPhone will have a unified interface with Android, and the USB-C port will be online.
Recently, at the Wall Street Journal’s Tech Live event, Apple’s vice president of global marketing Greg Joswiak said, “In order to comply with the new EU regulations, Apple will have to switch to USB-C on devices that use the Lightning interface, such as the iPhone.”
The EU’s new regulations were officially adopted on October 24, local time: starting from the end of 2024, all types of mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras and other electronic devices sold in the EU will use the USB-C charging interface uniformly.
Previously, Ming-Chi Kuo also broke the news that Apple is already testing the iPhone with the USB-C interface. The fastest result so far is that the iPhone 15 series next year will begin to switch to the USB-C interface.
In addition, the Smart Island is about to be carried forward. According to the news of the famous analyst Ross Young, the four iPhone 15 models will adopt the Smart Island design, completely abandoning Liu Haiping.
To be honest, the sales of the standard version of the iPhone 14 are sluggish, largely because it still uses the Liu Haiping design, and the fruit fans can’t feel the satisfaction brought by spending money to replace them. C port + Smart Island, the sales of iPhone 15 are guaranteed.
Finally, at present, less than two months have passed since the launch of the iPhone 14 series, and we are still far from the official debut of the iPhone 15. Judging from the current information, the iPhone 15 will all adopt the Smart Island design, and some models will be equipped with 120Hz OLED screens and the latest A-series processors.
Well, the above is the latest news about the iPhone 15 series. It is expected that the iPhone 15 series will be officially launched at the conference in the fall of next year.
For those who wait, perhaps the iPhone 15 series will be the most anticipated iPhone of the new generation.