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iPhone 15 leaks have revealed a mix of exciting upgrades and incremental changes. But now Apple fans have been warned off buying any iPhone 15 model.
Influential leaker Unknownz21, who has consistently provided accurate information about the last two generations of iPhone, has warned users that:
“The entire 15 lineup is worth skipping – base models especially. Not because of any defects, it’s too mediocre of an upgrade. I wish I could elaborate, but I can’t…”
Unknownz21 cites what happened to fellow leaker analyst941 as the reason they cannot elaborate on this. Analyst941 was a relatively recent but similarly accurate leaker Apple caught via a sting operation.
According to Analyst941, Apple fed inaccurate but slightly different information to several employees. When analyst941 leaked the information they received, the details led Apple to the leaker’s sibling, who worked at Apple. Analyst941 claims their sibling was promptly fired, and the leaker subsequently deleted their account.
This was just the latest in a series of Apple crackdowns that have significantly shrunk the pool of leakers in recent years. That said, Unknownz21’s track record means their comments are worth taking seriously.
The leaker’s disdain for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus is perhaps unsurprising. Based on Unknownz21’s own leaks and photos, these models will be cheaper versions of the iPhone 14 Pro, using last year’s A16 chipset and moving over to the Dynamic Island punch-hole design.
Unknownz21 has also leaked the new periscope lens for the iPhone 15 Pro Max and Apple’s decision to scrap its ambitious solid-state volume buttons for both Pro models. USB-C is also tipped to be tightly locked down, something that has already seen Apple receive a warning from the European Union about open standards. However, what dealbreaker the leaker is holding back on remains to be seen.
One distinct possibility is price. Apple has been hotly tipped to increase iPhone 15 prices, particularly Pro models, but the company could use specific pricing details to identify more insiders. Either way, Unknownz21’s declaration is sure to get iPhone fans talking — especially with greater iPhone 16 changes already expected.
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However, Apple warns consumers that the new features in the iPhone 15 upgrade will be costly. Initial estimates indicate that the purchase price for the phone and requires upgrades will simply beyond $1,500 dollars. This does not even cover the additional fees and taxes customers may have to pay.
Furthermore, Apple cautions customers that the new and improved device could be a potential cause of disappointment. Despite the increase in performance, the new A16 chip utilizes more energy than previous models. This means that consumers could experience decreased battery life, an issue that was commonly reported by customers of earlier generations of iPhones.
Still, the new iPhone 15 upgrade is said to have promising features that may make up for the large cost. The high-resolution Retina HD screen paired with the 3D camera array will provide consumers with a vivid and tactile experience. Additionally, the phone is said to feature the latest low-voltage Li-On battery technology, ensuring that battery life will remain consistent, and that the phone will be able to store large amounts of data.
All in all, it is important for consumers to weigh the costs and benefits of the upcoming iPhone 15 upgrade before deciding to make the purchase. Though the new model promises great features, the potential battery life issues and high purchase price are not to be ignored.