Rumors about the upcoming iPhone 15 are flying, and many of them are pretty compelling. Apple is expected to drop the notch in favor of Dynamic Islands and rounder edges, all wrapped in a new titanium chassis.
Respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that the Pro models could get a higher refresh rate display, while respected analyst Mark Gurman points to an AI virtual trainer coming to all iPhones.
Apple fans looking for a drastic redesign with the iPhone 15 may be disappointed. According to reports, it will look mostly similar to the iPhone 14. However, there are some notable changes rumored to be coming to the iPhone 15.
The first major change will be the removal of the Lightning port. Instead, the iPhone 15 will reportedly use a USB-C connector that can be used to charge and connect to accessories like SD card readers.
Another big change is the rumored removal of the mute switch and replacement with a multiuse Action button, which could have different functions depending on the user’s preference. It’s also expected to have a slightly more curved design and thinner bezels.
One of the most interesting rumors is that the larger Pro Max model will get a periscope camera lens for better zoom capability. The periscope works by increasing the distance between the lens and sensor, similar to how a submarine’s periscope does.
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The iPhone 15 is rumored to get bigger batteries and better battery life than previous models. This may be due to a shift away from adding new features, and putting a focus on making iOS run more efficiently.
It’s also rumored that the Dynamic Island, or pill-shaped camera cutout, will make its way to non-Pro iPhones. This will give them the same design and interface as Pro models.
Lastly, the iPhone 15 is rumored to get USB-C ports in order to comply with European Union regulations. This may mean that all of Apple’s Lightning ports will eventually be removed, but the company is likely to maintain its Made for iPhone program which should ensure that third-party accessories and cables will continue to work with future iPhones.
The iPhone 14 introduced a new display size and the instantly meme-able Dynamic Island. The next year’s iPhone 15 lineup is expected to make a similar change with the standard models getting thinner bezels.
CAD renderings from case makers have also shown the iPhone 15 Pro with a smaller camera bump and redesigned buttons. Other rumors claim that Apple will ditch the Lightning port for USB-C.
According to the same CAD renders, Apple will add support for a ip 15 new 120Hz ProMotion display for its Pro series iPhones. It’s likely that the standard iPhone 15 will stick with 60Hz LTPS displays, though.
Another notable rumor is that the iPhone 15 will feature a new deep red color option. This could be a welcome addition as it will help distinguish the iPhone from its competitors.
Apple’s iPhone models have always been known for their excellent battery life, and the 15 series is expected to be no exception. According to rumors, all four iPhone 15 models will receive significant battery improvements over their predecessors.
The vanilla iPhone 15 could get a nearly 18% larger battery than its predecessor, while the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max are likely to receive 11% and 12% boosts respectively. These improvements are reportedly thanks to both hardware and software changes, including a new CPU with improved efficiency and iOS 17’s battery management features.
Additionally, the upcoming A17 Bionic chip will use TSMC’s 3nm fabrication process, which can reduce power consumption by up to 35 percent compared to the older 5nm production method used in previous iPhones. This should allow the iPhone 15 to stay unplugged longer and offer significantly better battery life than its predecessors. As a result, the iPhone 15 is expected to easily outperform its competitors in terms of battery capacity.