THE LATEST IPHONE 15 LEAKS
- The iPhone 15 Pro Max might be replaced by an Ultra variant with a titanium frame. A17 CPUs, periscope cameras, and ultra-thin display bezels may be found in premium models. Every phone could have a 48MP primary camera and Dynamic Island, but non-Pro versions couldn’t include ProMotion technology.
- The A17 chip may perform 20% better than A16.
– Expect Apple to transition to USB-C eventually; eSIMs will likely reappear in the US before spreading to France and maybe Europe.
iPhone 15 RELEASE DATE
There haven’t been any speculations about the iPhone 15’s release date or launch date up to this point, but that is to be anticipated as they almost never surface more than a month before the actual launch event.
Three of the four iPhone 14 models went on sale more than a week later, on September 16, while the iPhone 14 Plus went on sale on October 7. For the iPhone 14, this event occurred on September 7. Apple often chooses the first or second week of September for its launches. Tuesday is the day of choice most of the time, while Wednesday events do occur rarely.
That makes September 5 or 12 in 2023 (both Tuesdays) the most likely dates, however, September 6 and 13 are still possible.
iPhone 15 PRICE
Again, there haven’t been many leaks or speculations regarding the pricing, although the iPhone 14 range was somewhat more expensive than its iPhone 13 rivals. This may happen again for the iPhone 15 in 2023.
There are four members of the iPhone 14 family, and for comparison’s sake, here are the costs for the least costly and most expensive models:
iPhone 14 with 128 GB costs $799, £849, or AU$1,399
$1,599, £1,749, and AU$2,769 for the iPhone 14 Pro Max 1TB
There are certainly additional devices and storage options between those points, but that is the whole range of prices at the moment.
Regarding the iPhone 15 series, one pricing rumor suggests the iPhone 15 Ultra, a brand-new device that may replace an iPhone 15 Pro Max: at best, beginning at $1,199 (about £1,309 or AU$2,099 based on Apple’s customary price).
The starting price of the iPhone 14 Pro Max is $1,099, £1,199, or AU$1,899, therefore the following model would cost at least $100 extra if correct.
That seems sensible, especially in light of Apple’s assertion that consumers are prepared to pay astronomical sums for smartphones.
However, a leak suggests that the iPhone 15 Plus would be less expensive than the iPhone 14 Plus. This alteration would result from the iPhone 14 Plus’s subpar sales. For comparison, the price of the iPhone 14 Plus is $899, £949, or AU$1,579.
iPhone 15 DESIGN AND DISPLAY
The ‘Dynamic Island,’ a fancy marketing phrase for the ‘punch-hole’ front-facing camera that Apple is adopting, is a key feature of the iPhone 14 Pro, and a rumor says that the non-Pro iPhone 15 models may also get the Dynamic Island.
Additionally, we’ve learned more recently from several sources that Dynamic Island will be included with every iPhone 15 model. Leaked movies showing the front glass for allegedly three different iPhone 15 models have also emerged as proof for this assertion. You can view one of these videos below. They all have slightly curved bezels and Dynamic Islands, with the Pro versions having thinner bezels than the normal ones.
The Dynamic Islands seen on the iPhone 15 series won’t likely be exactly the same as those found on Apple’s current flagship.
gadgets, though. The proximity sensor on the iPhone 15 will reportedly be built into the Dynamic Island itself, as opposed to being below it, as it is on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, according to a recent tweet(opens in new tab) from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
As Kuo points out, the new sensor configuration is unlikely to significantly alter the look or functionality of the iPhone 15 compared to the iPhone 14 Pro, but the former’s Dynamic Island will be technically superior to the latter’s given the inclusion of a formerly isolated sensor.
The speculation that the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus won’t receive the ProMotion technology and always-on display features of the iPhone 14 Pro is less thrilling news.
In case you weren’t aware, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max both have adjustable 1-120Hz refresh rate technology, also known as ProMotion, which automatically changes the smoothness of their screens to suit whatever is happening on-screen. Promotion is necessary for Apple’s always-on display technology to work, thus it appears that both of those premium capabilities will once again be limited to the iPhone 15 Pro and the much anticipated iPhone 15 Ultra.
Regarding the appearance, one source asserts that titanium sides may be present on at least some iPhone 15 units. They also said that the sides can slant backward.
Another theory claims that the Pro and Pro Max (or Ultra) phones will have reduced bezels, while all four iPhone 15 models would have slightly curved edges, possibly returning us to the design of the iPhone 11.
In fact, the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s 1.55mm bezels may be the tiniest of any smartphone. For comparison, the Xiaomi 13 now holds the record with 1.61mm bezels, while the iPhone 14 Pro has 2.17mm bezels.
Unofficial renderings based on case specs have further supported the speculation that the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are receiving a new camera bump.
The iPhone 15 Pro was speculated to include solid-state volume and power buttons, which is another design feature. Analysts Jeff Pu and Ming-Chi Kuo recently cast doubt on suggestions that these buttons will employ vibrations to imitate the sense of being touched while not really moving (similar to the haptic Home button on the iPhone 7).
The creation of the haptic engines needed to power these additional buttons, according to Pu, would take more time at Apple. Kuo agreed, noting that the absence of these buttons from the iPhone 15 Pro “will simplify the development and testing process.”
Along with the haptic engines Pu mentioned, a different leaker had earlier said that the iPhone 15 Pro’s solid-state buttons will be supported by a separate microprocessor, making them capable of sensing touches even when the device is off. It was said that the questioned microprocessor will take the place of the iPhone 14 Pro’s present Super Low Energy Mode, which enables low-power operation of applications like Find My and Apple Pay.
To put it another way, solid-state power buttons are complicated devices. Hopefully, they’ll be released with the 2024 iPhone 16 series, if not this year’s iPhone 15 line.
In February 2023, the iPhone 15 Plus and iPhone 15 Pro Max were unveiled, showcasing more revisions to the design, including USB-C, more rounded edges, and, on the less costly models, the addition of the Dynamic Island.
Although, as previously indicated, there are supposedly going to be some tiny differences in the size of the camera bumps, it appears that the proportions of the iPhone 15 devices will be more or less the same as their iPhone 14 equivalents.
The iPhone 15 Pro dummy model, which was only just revealed, supports all of the aforementioned design assertions by having a USB-C connector, slightly curved edges, and a single-volume rocker.
iPhone 15 CAMERA AND BATTERY
On the subject of cameras, periscope cameras, which should enhance telephoto zoom capabilities, may be included in the Pro variants.
However, a well-known leaker claims that the iPhone 15 Pro Max will really be called the iPhone 15 Ultra and will have more features than the iPhone 15 Pro. This follows Apple’s usage of this suffix elsewhere.
The iPhone 15 Ultra is reported to have a periscope lens for even more zooming, maybe up to a 5x increase in magnification, while the iPhone 15 Pro is supposedly expected to keep the telephoto zoom lens of the 14 Pro. So, a periscope snapper could only be available on top-tier phones.
We’ve really heard this quite a bit.
It has been reported several times from different sources, making it seem extremely possible; however, it is unclear if the phone with the periscope camera will be dubbed the Ultra or the Pro Max.
A further source claims that the iPhone 15 series will have a brand-new Sony sensor that is state-of-the-art, collects more light than existing sensors, and prevents overexposed or underexposed photographs.
Additionally, according to analyst Jeff Pu (via 9to5Mac(opens in new tab)), all four versions may include a 48MP primary sensor, an increase for the two least expensive devices.
Although we haven’t heard anything regarding the battery, one rumor claims that Apple is developing a reverse wireless charging functionality.
It would enable you to wirelessly charge other devices, such as Apple Watch, using your iPhone.
Don’t get your hopes up, but this feature may be included despite the fact that there have been leaks about it for years.
iPhone 15 SPECS AND FEATURES
There are several aspects of the iPhone 15’s basic specifications that we can virtually be assured of. For instance, according to one claim, Apple is developing the 3nm A17 Bionic CPU for the iPhone 15. We may have suspected this anyway given that the A16 Bionic is used by the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, and since 17 is one higher than 16.
According to other sources, the A17 Bionic should be more effective than the A16 Bionic, which would probably result in longer battery life. Additionally, DCInside(opens in new tab) reports that the A17 Bionic will have a CPU that is 20% more powerful than the A16 Bionic, which could result in significant performance improvements for the iPhone 15 Pro.
improvements in speed compared to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
According to data analysis by DCInside, the A17 Bionic achieves single-core scores of 3019 and multi-core scores of 7860 on Geekbench 6, compared to the A16 Bionic’s 2504 and 6314. Naturally, we advise using caution when interpreting these rumors, but it’s fascinating to imagine that the Pro-grade iPhone 15s may have benchmark results that equal Apple’s M1 MacBooks.
However, much as the normal iPhone 14 got the A15 Bionic from the iPhone 13 Pro, we anticipate the standard iPhone 15 will inherit the latter’s A16 Bionic. This has been said several times, therefore it will come as a surprise if Apple deviates from the norm in September.
Regarding chipsets, it is probable that Qualcomm will once again provide the 5G modem. Given that it offers better performance than the Snapdragon X65 found in the iPhone 14 the Snapdragon X70 is destined to win.
Regarding the other specifications, there have been rumors that the iPhone 15 will see the Pro models upgrade to 8GB of RAM. Support for Wi-Fi 6E in the case of the Pro devices may be another distinction between the Pro and non-Pro variants.
There may be a USB-C port on every iPhone 15 model as well. The EU has informed Apple that it must provide USB-C charging connections on iPhones starting in 2024, although many supporters think Apple will do it sooner, in 2023.
The whole iPhone 15 range will have USB-C, according to a reliable source we recently heard from, but they noted that only the Pro versions would offer faster data transfer speeds. Several outlets have now stated this.
While the ordinary iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Max would supposedly be limited to the same 480Mbps speeds as the current models, these two phones might purportedly have data transfer rates of either 20Gbps or 40Gbps.
Additionally, a photo of an iPhone with a USB-C port can be found in the design part of this post, increasing the likelihood that one will be included. Although the business hasn’t officially announced it, Apple has stated that it would soon transition to USB-C, at least in Europe.
does not yet know if it will implement the modification universally. Additionally, it is unknown which iPhone model will be the first to support USB-C, so it may not be the iPhone 15.
However, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the company’s exclusive USB-C chargers would charge the iPhone 15 more quickly than accessories made by other companies. That’s fantastic news, but if you want to get the most out of your iPhone 15, you’ll almost surely need to shell out extra cash for one of Apple’s exclusive charging accessories because the firm no longer provides chargers in the box with iPhone sales.