As per the sources, we won’t get new iPhone 15 models until September 2023, but there are already a lot of rumors. It appears that the iPhone 15 models will receive more significant changes than the iPhone 14 did, including numerous long-desired features.
Here is the list of upcoming features for iPhone 15:
Apple is anticipated to switch to USB-C in 2023, marking the end of the Lightning port for the iPhone. This implies that you may use the same port to charge your contemporary Mac, iPad, and iPhone.
Apple is switching to USB-C, but not exactly to make your life easier—rather, it’s because the European Union has mandated it. By 2024, Apple must either update the design of all iPhones sold in Europe to include USB-C connections or produce unique iPhones for the region. Apple has stated that it will adhere to local laws, and reports suggest that the change will be made in 2023.
Solid State Volume and Power Buttons
The iPhone 15 may use solid-state volume and power buttons instead of physical ones, akin to the trackpad on Macs and the iPhone 7’s Home button, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The mechanical button press would be replaced by haptic feedback, which would simulate the experience of pressing a solid button.
Apple might be able to offer higher water resistance by using solid-state buttons since they would likely prevent water infiltration. Apple would need to install new Taptic Engines to implement haptic feedback for buttons.
Dynamic Island for All Models
For the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, Apple debuted the Dynamic Island, however, the less expensive iPhone 14 models keep using a notch. If you want access to the Dynamic Island but don’t want to spend the money on a Pro iPhone, wait for the iPhone 15, as the entire lineup is anticipated to receive the Dynamic Island.
About the Sizes
As of yet, there haven’t been any speculations concerning significant design changes for the iPhone 15 series, so it appears that the sizes will remain the same. The dimensions of the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro are 6.1 inches, while those of the iPhone 15 Plus and Pro Max are 6.7 inches.
Periscope Lens Technology
According to the sources, Apple has been working on periscope lens technology for some time, and 2023 may mark the year that it is released. Some Android smartphone makers are already using periscope lenses, which have optical zoom capabilities that are greater than those of a regular telephoto lens. Apple may provide 5x or even 10x optical zoom with a periscope lens, compared to the existing iPhone 14 Pro models’ 3x.
Changing the Name
According to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, Apple may switch out the iPhone 15 “Pro Max” model for a more expensive “Ultra” variant. That would be consistent with the Apple Watch Ultra and might serve as justification for Apple to reserve exclusive features for its most expensive iPhones, such as periscope lens technology. According to Apple expert Ming-Chi Kuo, only the largest iPhone may be able to use the periscope lens.
3-Nanometer A17 Chip
TSMC, an Apple supplier, may debut a 3-nanometer chip with the iPhone 15 Pro versions. The use of 3nm chip technology is predicted to result in processing performance increases of 10 to 15% and power savings of up to 30%.
Apple’s usage of a 3nm A17 chip would be a significant advancement over the A16. The 4nm-based A16 was only available for Pro models, and it is anticipated that the A17 will only be available for the iPhone 15 Pro. The A16 from the previous generation may be upgraded to standard iPhone 15 variants.
Increasing the RAM
8GB RAM, up from 6GB, could be added to the iPhone 15 Pro versions, possibly to allow brand-new features like periscope lens technology.