According to rumors, the iPhone 15 Pro models will have thinner bezels than previous versions. Apple may also swap the power and volume buttons for a programmable action button similar to the one on the Apple Watch Ultra.
Despite these changes, the standard iPhone 15 will maintain a traditional flat design. The rumors suggest that it will also have a textured matte rear panel instead iphone 15 of the glossy one on its predecessor.
Camera Slow Motion
Among the many iPhone 15 specs rumours floating around, one that seems relatively likely is that all models will get slow motion video recording. This would be a welcome addition, as it’s something that Apple already offers on its other smartphones, such as the iPad and Mac computers.
The upcoming iPhone 15 series is also expected to benefit from improved cameras. The Pro models are tipped to get the 48MP camera sensor and Dynamic Island notch seen on the iPhone 14 Pro. Respected Apple watcher Ross Young says that the standard models will also get a new camera feature, though it’s unclear what this is.
Another new camera feature that’s rumoured to make the cut is Apple’s telephoto lens technology, which could allow for up to 5x or 6x optical zoom on the iPhone 15. This will be included in both the Pro and the Pro Max models.
Other improvements that are expected to make the cut include a USB-C port, and the mute button getting swapped for a tiny new button that’s similar to the action button on the Apple Watch Ultra. Apple is also expected to upgrade the frame for all of its models, giving them titanium frames for the Pro models and stainless steel ones for the regular models.
Expanded Storage Options
There are two camps when it comes to Apple’s design: those who prefer the curved pebble look and those who prefer flat edges. Rumours suggest that Apple may try to split the difference with the iPhone 15, incorporating a slightly more curved design into the sides of the phone while still keeping the sharp edge where the screen is.
The dummy models leaked by 9to5Mac also show a USB-C port in place of the Lightning port and capacitive volume buttons instead of physical ones. However, this could be just a way to allow users to choose how they want their phones configured and may not reflect the final design.
Respected display analyst Ross Young suggests that the Dynamic Island will remain unchanged, but it’s unlikely that the standard iPhone 15 will get 120Hz/LTPO or ProMotion. He also says that the standard iPhone won’t get the Always-On display feature either, which is a shame.
Regular leaker 941, who also tipped the repositioned power and volume buttons, says that the iPhone 15 will have a new Action button that works similarly to the mute switch on Apple Watch Ultra and that it will replace the existing one. This will allow you to set up shortcuts to apps or features that you use frequently but won’t interfere with the functionality of your device.
Apple’s latest phones will get a major security upgrade thanks to a new chip called Secure Enclave. The chip will allow Apple to authenticate USB-C connections — and ensure they’re not being compromised by malware — without any need for a password. This could help make the iPhone 15 series less susceptible to hacking and other security issues, which have been a big concern for consumers in recent years.
Another major upgrade rumor surrounds the phone’s Lightning port. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that the entire iPhone 15 line will ditch the old connector in 2023, a move made necessary by EU regulations that require Apple to reduce electronic waste.
Kuo also tipped that two of the iPhone 15 models will feature solid-state buttons, rather than the physical ones found on current iPhones. This rumor was lent credence by Barclays analysts, who believe the phones will use extra Taptic Engine vibration motors to give users feedback when pressing the buttons.
The standard iPhone 15 is tipped to inherit some of the Pro-level design features seen on the iPhone 14 Pro, including Dynamic Island and its 48MP camera. It’s also expected to have rounded back edges, a change that should make the phones easier on the hands when holding them for long periods of time (like when watching TikTok videos). According to Twitter leaker ShrimpApplePro, the new iPhone 15 Pro models will have slimmer bezels than their predecessors.