Apple typically announces iPhones in September and they usually go on sale shortly after. However, it’s possible the iPhone 15 will be delayed this year.
A report from 9to5Mac based on CAD models says the iPhone 15 will have USB-C, slimmer bezels and rounded corners. It will also have a dark red color option and a new action button replacing the mute switch.
New iPhone 15 Model
The iPhone 15 is expected to follow the same design as the iPhone 14 series, with a vanilla model, Pro version and Pro Max. All three models will feature a straight-edge design.
According to 9to5Mac, Apple will introduce a new color option for the iPhone 15, which will be a beautiful dark red. This color will replace Deep Purple as the flagship color. The phone is also expected to have a new USB-C port and a bigger Dynamic Island display.
Another rumor says that the iPhone 15 will have more storage options, including 2TB. This is a big improvement over last year’s 128GB model. The phone will also reportedly use a more power-efficient OLED display driver chip.
Apple is expected to hold a launch event on September 13th. This is the same date that Apple typically holds its launches. According to reports, multiple mobile carriers have asked employees not to take holiday on this date due to a “major smartphone announcement.” This is likely referring to the iPhone 15. Apple is also rumored to include a new camera and a faster Wi-Fi modem chip.
New iPhone 15 Hardware
The standard iPhone 15 will reportedly ditch the Lightning port in favor of USB-C. This will likely be the first time Apple has done this. According to rumors, the new ports will be more efficient than their Lightning counterparts and could allow for larger battery capacities.
It’s also rumored that Apple will expand its Dynamic Island sensor, which is featured in the iPhone 14 Pro models, to all of its devices. This will reduce the need for a notch and may give users a better camera experience.
Veteran journalist Mark Gurman has reported that the new phones will have less sharp edges and will be made out of titanium. In addition, he says the back edge corners will be rounded rather than square and feature a “new border design.” The company is expected to announce the new iPhone 15 on September 13. The 13th is a Wednesday, which would match previous launches of the product.
New iPhone 15 Software
Based on Apple’s typical release schedule, the iPhone 15 should be unveiled around September 11 or 13. The phone will likely go on sale the following week.
Unlike past iPhones, which included Touch ID, the upcoming phone is expected to use Face ID as its main biometrics sensor. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that the 2023 iPhone will include a built-in iphone 15 version of Touch ID underneath the display.
In addition, the iPhone 15 is expected to switch to USB-C. Earlier leaks from repair firm Fix Apple and renders based on CAD designs suggest that the new models will feature thinner bezels. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the iPhone 15 Pro Max will include a periscope lens with up to six times optical zoom. A physical mute button is also rumored to return to the iPhone lineup.
New iPhone 15 Price
The iPhone 15 is expected to cost more than the current iPhone 14 models. According to a report from Barclays, the Pro models may be up to $100 more expensive. Nevertheless, this is just a prediction at this time. We won’t know how much the new iPhones will cost until Apple unveils them during its September event.
The iPhone 15 is also expected to feature a slightly larger screen. It is rumored to have a 6.2-inch screen for the Pro model and a 6.7-inch screen for the Pro Max. Its display will also have a 2,500 nits brightness, which is an increase from the previous version. Additionally, the Pro models are expected to feature a new construction material – titanium. This material is expected to enhance durability. In addition, a report from the reliable MacRumors tips that the Pro models will be able to replace physical buttons with haptic ones. This is a significant change that will improve the experience of using the device.