New Apple Leak Reveals iPhone 15 Concept

We've been hearing rumors about the iPhone 15 since before the new iPhones were even released, but Apple released the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro models in September 2022.



Although USB-C, periscope camera technology, and a Qualcomm modem chip have been suggested, the iPhone 15 is about a year away. This summary includes everything we have learned so far about the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro, but keep in mind that it is still early in the development process and that Apple's plans may change.

Ultra iPhone 15?

Mark Gurman of Bloomberg says that Apple might make an "Ultra" version of the iPhone 15 instead of the "Pro Max" version. Apple introduced the Apple Watch Ultra in 2022, and it has also named the M1's highest-end model "Ultra."

It stands to reason that the most expensive iPhone, known as the "Pro Max," could be given the new name "iPhone 15 Ultra."

Design: There are rumors that the iPhone 15 models will look like the iPhone 14, but the pill-and-hole cutout will be on all models. That means that all iPhone 15 models would use the "dynamic island" that was introduced in the iPhone 14 Pro models instead of a notch.

Apple is likely to continue offering four models, with no significant design changes anticipated: the 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Max, the 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Pro, and the 6.1-inch iPhone 15 Pro. While the standard iPhone 15 models will be less expensive, the "pro" models will have more advanced features and be more expensive.

Titanium Chassis and Curved Edges According to ShrimpApplePro, a leaker on Twitter, the 2023 iPhone 15 will have curved rear edges instead of the squared-off design that is currently in use.

The device's back edges are said to be rounded off, like the casing on the 2021 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models.

Solid-State Volume and Power Buttons The solid-state volume and power buttons on the iPhone 15 Pro models may look similar to the Home button on the iPhone 7. The solid-state button would use haptic feedback to mimic the feel of a button press, but the iPhones currently use a mechanical button that physically depresses.

The iPhone 15 Pro models may feature two additional taptic engines on the left and right sides of the device if Apple does implement solid-state buttons. The existing taptic engine would be combined with the two new taptic engines.

A strong state configuration could maybe safeguard against water entrance, however, it would probably require new iPhone case designs that offer actual admittance to the volume and power buttons consistently.

The iPhone 15 models are not expected to include Touch ID and will continue to use Face ID, despite ongoing rumors suggesting that Apple has considered bringing Touch ID back to its flagship iPhones using an under-display solution.

Under-display Face ID is a feature that Apple is working on, but it won't be ready until 2025. Instead, the iPhone 15 will use Dynamic Island in 2023, which Apple may extend to all models rather than just the Pro models.

USB-C Apple is considering replacing the Lightning port on its iPhone 15 devices with a USB-C port in order to comply with pending European regulations. Apple would be required to produce iPhones with USB-C ports in Europe under these regulations, necessitating either a global design change or the creation of unique iPhones for sale in Europe.

Apple is likely to make the swap, according to reliable sources like Bloomberg's Mark Gurman and Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, so this is a strong possibility right now. Apple's plans could, of course, change.

Speeds for Data Transfer The iPhone 15 Pro models with USB-C ports will be able to transfer data at a faster rate, while the standard iPhone 15 models will still be able to transfer data at the same speeds as Lightning. Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst, claims that "at least" USB 3.2 or Thunderbolt 3 will be supported by the iPhone 15 Pro models. The iPhone 15 Pro models would be able to transfer video and other types of files much more quickly with the upgrade. USB 3.2 supports transfer speeds up to 20 GB/s, whereas USB 2.0 is limited to 480 MB/s. Data transfer rates of up to 40 GB/s could be possible if Apple adds Thunderbolt 3 support to the iPhone 15 Pro models.

Technology for the Periscope Camera Lens Apple's work on "periscope" telephoto lens technology has been the subject of numerous rumors; this kind of lens may be included in the iPhone 15 Pro models in 2023. Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst, claims that the periscope camera lens will only be available on the larger iPhone 15 Pro Max; consequently, it is possible that it will only be available on the most expensive and high-end model.

Periscope focal point innovation offers optical zoom capacities that surpass those conceivable with a standard zooming focal point, considering 5x or even 10x optical zoom. The iPhone's zoom capabilities would be significantly improved with a periscope lens because the current Pro models can only zoom in at 3x.

Samsung, an Apple rival, has released smartphones with periscope lens technology that enables up to 100x digital zoom and 10x optical zoom. Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at Apple, is of the opinion that when the company adopts the periscope lens, it will use 6x optical zoom technology.

Camera Sensors Apple's iPhone 15 models are expected to use Sony's most recent "state of the art" image sensors. Sony's image sensor has twice as much saturation signal per pixel as standard sensors, allowing it to capture more light and reduce under- and overexposure. Even when strong backlighting is a problem, the sensor will allow for improvements in portraits and other images.

Photodiodes and transistors are separated in layers on Sony's semiconductor architecture, allowing for more photodiodes. The new sensor technology is not yet known whether it will be available on all iPhone 15 models or only on the more expensive "Pro" models.

Solid-State Volume and Power Buttons The solid-state volume and power buttons on the iPhone 15 Pro models may look similar to the Home button on the iPhone 7. The solid-state button would use haptic feedback to mimic the feel of a button press, but the iPhones currently use a mechanical button that physically depresses.

The iPhone 15 Pro models may feature two additional taptic engines on the left and right sides of the device if Apple does implement solid-state buttons. The existing taptic engine would be combined with the two new taptic engines.

A solid-state design might keep water out, but it would probably need new iPhone cases with physical access to the volume and power buttons all the time.

Qualcomm Modem Chips As it has done ever since the introduction of 5G iPhones, Apple will use Qualcomm's 5G modem chips in the 2023 iPhone 15 lineup. Although the technology is not yet ready, there were rumors that Apple might use its own in-house modem chips as soon as 2023.

Modern chips designed by Apple won't be ready for use in iPhones until at least 2024 because the company is working to fix problems related to heat.

A-Series Chips The iPhone 15 models could be the first to have an A-series chip built on the next-generation 3-nanometer node provided by Apple supplier TSMC. Processing performance is anticipated to rise by 10 to 15% using 3nm chip technology, while power consumption is anticipated to decrease by up to 30%.

The iPhone 15 Expert models could highlight an expanded 8GB Slam, as per Taiwanese exploration firm TrendForce. The latest iPhone 14 Pro models come with 6 GB of RAM.

If Apple sticks to its usual September launch schedule, the iPhone 15 models will probably be available for purchase in September 2023.

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