The iPhone 15 series is expected to be launched in September 2023. Apple is expected to launch its iPhone 15 series later this year, and a slew of leaks and rumors over the past several weeks have already revealed quite a bit about them.
USB-C Ports and Solid-State Buttons
We already know that the entire lineup will transition to USB-C ports this year, but the Pro models may not switch to solid-state buttons despite earlier rumors to that effect.
Thinner Bezels with New Production Technology
Tipster Mark Gurman revealed that the iPhone 15 Pro models will get thinner bezels thanks to a new production technology called ‘low-injection pressure over-molding,’ or LIPO. The technology is expected to shrink the bezels around the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max displays to about 1.5 mm from 2.2 mm on the current models.
Apple could ditch stainless steel in favor of the lighter, but costlier, titanium for the frame of the iPhone 15 Pro models.
The changes in materials could come at a cost, as Gurman expects Apple to hike the prices of all four models in overseas markets. Even in the U.S., the company could increase the prices of at least “some of the pro models” to compensate for the move to Titanium and the improved camera system on the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
Dynamic Island and Chip Upgrades
Gurman also reiterated that all four iPhone 15 models will get the Dynamic Island this year, ditching the unsightly notch that’s still present on the base iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max will reportedly get a 3-nanometer chip that Gurman believes will be “noticeably snappier.”
The iPhone 15 Pro models are expected to feature thinner bezels with the help of new technology, and a potential shift to titanium frames. However, customers should be prepared for a possible price hike as a result of these improvements. The new iPhone lineup is set to be an exciting addition to Apple’s product offerings.
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Table: iPhone 15 Models
|iPhone 15||USB-C port, A16 chip|
|iPhone 15 Plus||USB-C port, A16 chip|
|iPhone 15 Pro||USB-C port, A16 chip, Thinner bezels, Titanium frame|
|iPhone 15 Pro Max||USB-C port, A16 chip, Thinner bezels, Titanium frame|