Well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has published his latest investor newsletter with some interesting predictions about the upcoming iPhones. Kuo believes the Apple iPhone 15 series will feature a new, improved Ultra Wideband (UWB) chip that should improve integration with the new Vision Pro headset.
Apple has been using the same 16 Nm U1 UWB chip since the iPhone 11 / iPhone 11 Pro. According to Kuo, the U2 processor in the Apple iPhone 15 will move to 7nm, which should increase performance and reduce power consumption at the same time. Apple’s U1 chip is also powering the Apple Watches from the Watch Series 6, the HomePod mini, the HomePod 2, the case of the new AirPods Pro 2 and the AirTags. In addition to Find My functions, the U1 also enables Handoff, Precision Finding and AirDrop.
The other news concerns next year’s Apple iPhone 16 series, which will reportedly make the jump to Wi-Fi 7. This also improves the way the Apple Vision Pro headset works with the iPhone. According to the Wi-Fi Alliance itself, Wi-Fi 7 enables latency levels that are no longer noticeable to normal users. This should enable lifelike responsiveness in VR and AR content.
According to current rumors, the Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max will have the same main camera as the iPhone 14 Pro Max. There are also persistent rumors that Apple will switch to a new periscope zoom camera. The new iOS 17 is used as the operating system.