Apple is getting ready to introduce a new iPhone 15 design. According to sources, the regular and Pro versions of this phone will get curved edges while keeping flat sides.
The phones may also lose physical buttons in favor of virtual haptic switches. This is in line with previous reports.
A number of rumors suggest the iPhone 15 will take one iphone 15 thuong big step forward in terms of display. Apple’s rumored to upgrade the OLED display driver chip to a new, smaller, more power-efficient 28nm process. This will not only improve overall battery life, but it may also help Apple deliver a more consistent color experience on its high-resolution display.
Another big improvement is expected to be in the refresh rate. While Apple is sticking with 60Hz for its non-Pro iPhones, almost all competing smartphones have a 90Hz or higher refresh rate. This allows for smoother scrolling and better responsiveness when using apps.
A handful of leaks also suggest that the standard iPhone 15 will get Apple’s Dynamic Island, a notch replacement that can shift its shape to accommodate various app interfaces. This should encourage developers to create more dynamic, feature-rich experiences that adapt to Apple’s morphing cutout.
Another major rumor suggests the iPhone 15 Pro will get a 2,500-nit display, well above the rated 2,000 nits of its predecessor. If true, this would be a major improvement in brightness and could make the iPhone 15 Pro Max the brightest smartphone ever made.
Enhanced Haptic Feedback
There are plenty of rumors swirling around the iPhone 15 and the new features it could have. The biggest change is likely to be a switch from Lightning to USB-C, which is something Apple has already promised to do in response to the EU’s new ruling that all mobile devices must use USB-C ports starting in 2024. Other possible changes include haptic solid-state buttons. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has thrown cold water on that rumor by claiming it won’t happen because of “manufacturing complexity, higher associated costs and software integration issues.” This claim is supported by a buried comment in a Cirrus Logic earnings call from one of Apple’s production partners, which says it won’t be producing a new High-Performance Mixed-Signal (HPMS) chip that had been expected to power the haptic solid-state buttons.
Instead, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models to ditch the clicky power and volume buttons in favor of three Taptic Engines that provide force feedback to simulate the feeling of pressing physical buttons. This will leave the mute button on the side of the phone, which we’ve been told will be replaced with an Apple Watch Ultra-like Action Button that users can customize to perform various actions, including toggling ringing and silent status, enabling or disabling Do Not Disturb mode, showing the home screen, opening the Control Center or notification center, taking a screenshot, running a shortcut and much more.
Advanced Privacy Features
Apple’s commitment to privacy has accelerated with iOS 15, adding features like App Tracking Transparency and enhanced security settings. The iPhone 15 is expected to build upon those capabilities with even more advanced features for a safer, more secure smartphone.
A number of reports indicate that the iPhone 15 will ditch its proprietary Lightning port in favor of USB-C. A European Union law requires the switch to take effect in 2024, but supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple will rip the band-aid off earlier to give customers more options for connecting accessories.
Kuo also predicts that the proximity sensor in Dynamic Island will be moved underneath the display, allowing for Face ID improvements. He’s also predicting that the mute button will get replaced with an Action Button, similar to those in the Apple Watch Ultra.
Other rumors point to a standard iPhone 15 that will retain the pill-shaped notch known as Dynamic Island, but in addition to a USB-C port it will include an A11 processor that’s faster and more energy efficient than the A10. Apple may add a new color option to its lineup to complement the existing black, white, gold, and (PRODUCT)RED models. MacRumors has received a blurry photo of what it believes to be an actual regular iPhone 15, and it’s said to include a repositioned power and volume buttons, as well as a redesigned mute button that looks like the one on the Apple Watch Ultra.