Apple Stock News: Larger Batteries for iPhone 15, Apple Watch Ultra in 2026, Drastic Production Cuts

Apple Stock News: iPhone 15 Lineup to Feature Significantly Larger Batteries


Apple Stock News: The alleged Foxconn worker claims that the iPhone 15 lineup will have larger batteries, with the iPhone 15 having an 18% increase, iPhone 15 Plus and Pro having a 14% increase, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max having a 12% increase. If true, the iPhone 15 Plus would have a bigger battery than the Pro Max, while the 15 Pro would still have the smallest battery. This information seems plausible considering the expected increase in thickness and the improved efficiency of the A16 and A17 Bionic chips. Another report suggests that the iPhone 15 Pro will start with 256GB of storage, while the non-Pro models will start with 128GB.

MicroLED Apple Watch Ultra in 2026


According to market research firm Trendforce, Apple’s development of the Apple Watch Ultra with a microLED display has been delayed again due to manufacturing issues. The device was initially rumored to launch in late 2024 but is now expected to arrive no earlier than the first quarter of 2026. Apple has invested over $1 billion in microLED development to reduce reliance on Samsung Display. MicroLED technology offers improved energy efficiency, longer lifetime, better contrast, faster response times, and brighter colors compared to OLED. Apple is testing microLED displays for the Apple Watch and plans to expand the technology to other devices in the future. However, it’s important to note that early rumors about future devices are often subject to changes and delays in the development process.

Complex Design Forcing Apple to Make Drastic Production Cuts


According to the Financial Times, Apple is facing production challenges and has had to significantly reduce its production forecasts for the Vision Pro mixed reality headset. The complexity of the design and manufacturing difficulties have led to delays and lowered expectations. Apple is reportedly unhappy with the productivity of its manufacturing partners responsible for the micro-OLED displays and curved lenses. It is expected that less than 400,000 units will be produced in 2024, a significant cut from the initial target of 1 million units. Additionally, plans for a more affordable version of the headset have been pushed back, with Apple insisting on using micro-OLED despite supplier limitations. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman previously reported that the more affordable version, likely called “Apple Vision One” or “Apple Vision,” is expected to launch by the end of 2025.

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