September is usually the time for new iPhone models.
We’re just a few weeks away from Apple’s big launch of the year, and the rumors are about to gather steam.
The name is said to be iPhone 15. As with last year, four new models will be released, the regular iPhone 15 and the larger iPhone 15 Max, as well as the two pro models iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
Rounded at the edges
Since the launch of the iPhone X in 2017, Apple has had a long-term goal of making the mobile phone frameless. With each new release since then, they’ve steadily peeled back more of the bezel around the screen.
And this year they are one step away from that goal, and according to knowledgeable journalist Mark Gorman i bloomberg This happens in two ways:
First, the so-called “bus pocket” (the black field at the top of the screen) on the standard iPhone 15 models will be replaced in favor of the new dynamic island, first introduced with the iPhone 14 Pro models.
Second, they will use a new screen technology on the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max that allows them to shrink the bezels around the screens even further (from 2.2 to 1.5 mm).
So the new iPhone 15
From the early information I have, the iPhone 15 will feature a new border design. The corner of the back edge will be rounded (as shown in the pictures) and will no longer be square.
The material will also be titanium.
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Speaking of framework, according to 9to5Mac The Pro models will also be equipped with a titanium frame instead of aluminum. This will reduce weight and make the surface shinier. The edges are also said to be more rounded at the edges than before.
As for colors, it is said that the standard versions of the iPhone 15 will come in two new colors: pink and light blue. On Pro models, it is expected that the dark purple color will be replaced by dark red.
Replaces the button
And on the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, Apple will also replace the so-called mute button, which is used to activate and deactivate silent mode, with an entirely new action button. This should be similar to the Action button on your Apple Watch Ultra, and you can customize what it’s used for.
according to MacRumors It can be anything from launching shortcuts you’ve created, launching the camera, to turning on the flash or activating silent mode.
From Lightning to USB-C
With the iPhone 15, it looks like Apple will finally replace the Lightning port with a USB-C port. This corresponds to the new rules of the European Union. The interest is according American Macworld Charging is faster and data transfer speeds are faster between your iPhone and your computer.
Rumors also indicate that the iPhone 15 with a USB-C port will support fast charging of up to 35W. For comparison, the iPhone 14 supports up to 20 watts, while the Pro models are limited to 27 watts. Fast charging the iPhone 14 Pro takes about two hours.
It has been speculated that Apple will limit charging speeds and other functionality on USB-C cables that are not certified under its Made for iPhone program. The company may face opposition from the European Union if this is true. EU Commissioner Thierry Breton has already announced a ban on sales should it become a reality MacRumors.
Rumors abound about what we can expect in the iPhone 15 cameras. It is claimed that Apple will replace the 12MP camera in the two regular models with a 48MP camera. Apple introduced a 48-megapixel camera in the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.
The larger iPhone 15 Pro Max model is also claimed to have better optical zoom thanks to the new periscope camera.
It could be more expensive
There is also excitement about the cost of the new iPhone models. And according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple may raise the price of the new models. In Norway, the iPhone 14 costs from 10,990 NOK, while the iPhone 14 Pro costs from 13,390 NOK.
Apple has not yet sent out iPhone 15 launch invitations, but the expected dates are 12/13. September.
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