In time for the probable release of the iPhone 16 series, the Apple iPhone Ultra is most likely to debut either in 2019 or 2024.
According to reports, the new premium model will be unveiled alongside the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max models. The “Pro Max” may therefore cease to be the best option in the not-too-distant future.
Release of the 2024 Apple iPhone Ultra
According to a recent article by The Verge, Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman revealed that Apple intends to introduce a brand-new, high-end iPhone model with the suitable name “Ultra.”
The Cupertino-based tech behemoth also hopes to position it above the iPhone Pro and iPhone Pro Max, the current Pro offerings.
Gurman predicts that Apple will release its iPhone 16 series and this new, top-of-the-line model sometime in 2024.
According to rumours, the well-known tech giant is getting rid of the iPhone Plus model because of its worrisome sales for the iPhone 14 series. Given that, it is possible that the 2024 lineup will drop the “Plus” option in favour of a new “Ultra” option.
But it’s unclear whether Apple intends to do so as soon as the iPhone 15 series, which will be released in 2023.
The new “Ultra” variant is expected to replace the “Pro Max” option, according to XDA Developers’ latest report, which appears to be just a rebranding.
However, this time Gurman claims that the “Ultra” will be joining the portfolio in addition to the currently available premium choices, the “Pro” and “Pro Max.”
The Bloomberg journalist thinks this new, more expensive option could become popular “perhaps in time for the 2024 iPhone release.”
What Can Be Anticipated from the “Ultra” Variant?
What potential advantages might the new iPhone Ultra have in light of everything said?
First of all, according to XDA Developers, the higher-end alternative might come with a larger price tag.
The “UItra” appears to be more expensive than the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which is now available for $1,600 with its largest storage capacity of 1 terabyte (TB).
However, Gurman thinks Apple intends to include “a quicker chip,” “camera enhancements,” and a “bigger display” with that more expensive pricing.
The Verge adds that the charging connector may not even be there on the upcoming, high-end iPhone. And alternatively, it might only enable wireless charging.