It’s hard to believe, but the September iPhone event is only weeks away. With that, new rumors have brought expectations about the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro into focus.
According to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman, the standard iPhone 15 will replace the notch with the Dynamic Island, and the iPhone 15 Pro will have significantly thinner bezels. This, plus camera and material upgrades might also hike up the price.
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will reportedly get the Dynamic Island that was released with the iPhone 14 Pro models last year. That means, all of the newest models will have replaced the dreaded notch with the interactive pill-shape cutout that was the headlining news at Apple’s iPhone event last year. The iPhone 15 is also rumored to come with the same A16 chip that powers the iPhone 14 Pro
We’ve already heard strong rumors about this, but the iPhone 15 lineup will likely (finally) come with a USB-C port instead of Apple’s proprietary lightning port. Thanks to EU regulations, this change is inevitable, but it was a matter of when. Gurman is confident that the iPhone 15 lineup will be the one built with a universal charging port.
iPhone 15 Pro
Apple’s quest to whittle down the bezels on its devices might make this year’s iPhone 15 Pro look noticeably different. Gurman reported a new display technology called “low-injection pressure over-molding” (LIPO) that will pare the border down to 1.5 millimeters from the current 2.2 millimeters. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but that adds up when we’re talking about a handheld device.
Earlier rumors talked about solid-state haptic buttons instead of physically press-able buttons for the power and volume buttons. But now, Gurman says, those buttons will remain the same, and instead give the mute/ring switch an upgrade. This would be a customizable button like the one on the Apple Watch, where users can assign different functions like mute, Focus mode, or turning on the flashlight.
The iPhone 15 Pros are also rumored to replace the stainless-steel design with titanium design, and come with a speedy 3-nanometer chip.
With all these snazzy new features and materials, the iPhone 15 Pro might come with a price hike. The current iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max start at $999 and $1,099 respectively, so expect to shell out more than a grand for a lightweight, thin-bezel, USB-C compatible iPhone 15 Pro.