In approximately a month’s time, Apple is set to unveil the highly anticipated iPhone 15 series. The tech community has been buzzing with excitement over the four new models slated for a September release. In an insightful Power On newsletter by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, he has compiled all the information he’s gathered about these upcoming devices. And for those considering an upgrade, the prospects for the iPhone 15 series seem promising, making it an exciting prospect for later this year.
In the upcoming iPhone 15 series, all four models will feature the innovative Dynamic Island cutout design. However, the Pro models will retain their exclusivity with advanced features such as ProMotion technology, an Always-On display, and thinner bezels. To achieve this sleek design, Apple plans to implement low-injection pressure over-molding technology, which will reduce the border size around the display from approximately 2.2 millimeters on current iPhones to just 1.5 millimeters.
Notably, the Pro models will boast a titanium finish, providing a combination of strength, lightness, and a premium look, surpassing the stainless steel used in previous models. The design of the Pro models will maintain the frosted glass back seen in recent iPhones, but the edges connecting the sides and front will be smoother and less sharp.
Apple is also working on making the iPhone 15 Pro easier to repair, redesigning the interior to match the revamped aluminum chassis featured in the regular iPhone 14. In a significant change, all four models will abandon the Lightning port in favor of USB-C.
Under the hood, the Pro models will receive a performance boost with the addition of the A17 Bionic processor, which will be manufactured using a 3nm technology process. This will enhance power efficiency and speed, providing users with a more capable device. Additionally, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is rumored to include a periscope lens, allowing for improved zoom capabilities.
A noteworthy feature that was tested but ultimately abandoned for the Pro models was touch-sensitive buttons with haptic feedback for volume controls, the mute/ring switch, and the power button. Instead, an Apple Watch Ultra-like Action Button is expected, offering various shortcuts based on user preferences.
Moving on to the iPhone 15, there will be significant rear camera upgrades, and these regular models will be equipped with last year’s A16 Bionic chip. While there may be a minor price increase for all four models outside the US, Gurman speculates that there’s a possibility of a price increase for some of the Pro models within the US market as well.