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iPhone 15 Pro line could boast titanium frame, haptic buttons, and 8 gigs of RAM

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Apple's next line of Pro iPhones may get significant upgrades, including a 12-megapixel periscope lens.

The iPhone 15 is anticipated to release at the 2023 fall Apple Event, and analysts have already begun making predictions for Apple's next generation of smartphones.

In a research note for Hong Kong investment firm Haitong International Securities seen by MacRumors, Analyst Jeff Pu outlined his expectations for the iPhone 15 line.

He believes the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will boast a 3-stacked sensor and 48-megapixel wide lens. This is notable as it would be the same camera featured in the iPhone 14 Pro models.

In keeping with tradition, the base-level iPhone 15 models will not have a telephoto lens, nor will they feature a LiDAR scanner.

He also says the iPhone 15 will feature USB-C rather than Apple's proprietary Lightning port. This idea has been predicted by other analysts, such as Ming-Chi Kuo.

Regarding the higher-end iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, Pu expects that Apple will add a 12-megapixel periscope lens geared toward improved optical zoom.

Kuo has also backed up the addition of a periscope lens in Apple's iPhone 15 Pro lineup.

Pu predicts the iPhone 15 Pro line will have Taptic Engine powered volume and power buttons.

Both the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are anticipated to have an A17 chip built with TSMC's 3-nanometer technology, 8 gigabytes of RAM, and a new titanium frame.

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