Apple’s next-generation smartphone, the iPhone 15, is set to be unveiled later this year, succeeding the iPhone 14 series. Rumors are suggesting notable hardware changes. Including the inclusion of a USB Type-C charging port and faster wireless charging without MagSafe. Market analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has recently claimed that Apple plans to equip its upcoming iPhone models with an upgraded version of its ultra-wideband (UWB) chip. This improvement aims to enhance integration with the Apple Vision Pro. The company recently unveiled a mixed-reality headset at WWDC 2023.
In a Twitter post, TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated that Apple intends to “aggressively upgrade” the hardware specifications of its other products after unveiling the Apple Vision Pro at its annual developer conference. Kuo emphasized the importance of Apple’s product ecosystem in the success of the headset and mentioned that Apple is looking to enhance Wi-Fi and UWB connectivity—two crucial specifications responsible for seamless integration between the phone and the Vision Pro.
Kuo predicts that the iPhone 15 series will feature an upgraded 7nm UWB chip. A substantial improvement over the 16nm U1 chip used by Apple since the iPhone 11. The elevated chip is expected to deliver better performance while reducing power consumption during interactions with nearby devices. Kuo further disclosed that the improved UWB chip would be manufactured by China’s Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology (JCET), one of Apple’s back-end SiP suppliers.
While there is still some time before Apple unveils the successor to the iPhone 14 series. And Kuo also shared details about the iPhone 16 series. He stated that the iPhone 16 models would support Wi-Fi 7 connectivity, enabling superior performance. Such as ultra-high speeds and lower latency, when connected to other Apple devices on the same local network.
Previous reports indicate that the iPhone 15 series will boast 48-megapixel cameras, a significant upgrade for the non-Pro models compared to the previous year’s iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are expected to be powered by Apple’s A16 Bionic chip. Which is also found in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Additionally, the Pro models may come equipped with the next-generation A17 Bionic chip.