9to5Mac’s Ian Zelbo recently shared 3D renders of the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max based on information from a credible source. Previous reports suggested that the iPhone 15 Pro would feature unified buttons with haptic feedback, but it appeared that Apple had abandoned the idea for this year’s models. However, Zelbo’s renders show that Apple has chosen a similar design to the iPhone 14 Pro, with a mute switch replaced by a mute button that could offer additional functionality similar to the Apple Watch Ultra’s Action Button. Meanwhile, the regular iPhone 15 models will retain the same buttons as the iPhone 14 series.
Zelbo’s renders also reveal a notable change in the camera bump of the iPhone 15 Pro. According to Zelbo, the protrusions are “far less comical” than in previous models. As for the Pro Max version, the camera bump is slightly larger, which could support the speculation that Apple is adding a periscope lens with up to 6x zoom to this model.
Additionally, the same CAD file confirms the previous leaks that suggested the iPhone 15 Pro would have narrow bezels, a USB-C port, and a more rounded frame compared to the iPhone 14 Pro. It seems that the regular iPhone 15 models will also undergo significant changes, including a new design featuring a Dynamic Island cutout, a 48MP main lens, and the replacement of the Lightning port with a USB-C.
Apple is expected to preview its iOS 17 operating system in the coming weeks, which will power the upcoming iPhone 15 series. As in previous years, the announcement of the new flagship phones is expected to take place in September.