iPhone 15 Release Date: Expected Features!!
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro are both excellent, but they’re already a few months old, and rumors about the iPhone 15 are well underway. Apple typically makes iPhone announcements in the autumn, so it will be several months before the iPhone 15 models are released. In other words, there is still ample time for additional allegations to circulate and circulate they will.
For your convenience, we’ve compiled all of the reports and rumors regarding the iPhone 15 in a single location, but please bear in mind that these are all still just speculation. Nothing is definitive until Apple makes an official announcement confirming it.
Still, many rumors give us an idea of what to anticipate each year, which is regrettable for those who enjoy surprises. Here is everything we currently know about the iPhone 15!
iPhone 15: Models
Although Apple introduced the iPhone mini with the iPhone 12 series and maintained it with the iPhone 13 series, the iPhone mini was discontinued with the release of the iPhone 14.
It was replaced by the larger iPhone 14 Plus, which went from a 5.4-inch screen to a 6.7-inch display (the same size as the iPhone 14 Pro Max), while the standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro remained at the 6.1-inch size of previous iterations.
Apple is anticipated to continue this trend with the iPhone 15 lineup, which will include the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Compared to the iPhone 14’s 6.1-inch display, the standard iPhone 15 is anticipated to have a 6.2-inch display this time around.
Other smartphones, such as the iPhone 15 Pro, the iPhone 15 Plus, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max, are anticipated to maintain the same screen dimensions as in previous years. This results in a screen size of 6.1 inches for the 15 Pro and 6.7 inches for the 15 Plus and 15 Pro Max.
However, the iPhone 15 Pro Max may have a different moniker. There are rumors that “Pro Max” may be renamed “Ultra”, analogous to the Apple Watch Ultra.
The iPhone 15 variants could come in shades of dark pink and light blue. Apple typically offers standard iPhone models in a variety of vibrant hues, and this year is no different.
In addition to the standard black, white, and PRODUCT(RED) color options, vibrant pink and blue hues may also be available.
According to an unconfirmed Weibo rumor, the iPhone 15 models may feature a frosted glass back, a design element that Apple has previously reserved for the Pro models. Standard models typically feature a lustrous black finish, while frosted glass is reserved for premium models.
If accurate, the rear of both the standard iPhone 15 models and the iPhone 15 Pro models will be made of frosted glass.
A set of 3D-printed iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models provide some insight into how iPhone 14 cases will fit on the new iPhones, and it appears that older cases will not be compatible with the new iPhones.
Although the iPhone 15 Plus is able to fit inside an iPhone 14 Plus, the majority of iPhone 15 cases will not fit due to minor alterations in the iPhone 15 lineup’s dimensions.
The larger rear camera housing of the Pro models, as well as the more curved design and changes to the buttons, prevent iPhone 14 Pro cases from functioning effectively.
Apple is anticipated to implement Sony’s most advanced “state-of-the-art” image sensors for the iPhone 15 models. Sony’s image sensor doubles the saturation signal in each pixel compared to conventional sensors, enabling it to capture more light to reduce underexposure and overexposure.
Even when intense backlighting is a concern, the sensor will allow for portrait and other image enhancements.
Sony utilizes a semiconductor architecture that separates photodiodes and transistors, enabling more photodiodes. It is unclear whether all iPhone 15 models will utilize the new sensor technology or whether Apple will limit its use to the “Pro” models.
According to analyst Jeff Pu, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus models may incorporate the 48-megapixel camera that was introduced in the iPhone 14 Pro models. The updated lens’s sensor captures more light, resulting in enhanced image quality.
Periscope Zoom Lens for iPhone 15 Pro Max
You’ve likely heard rumors that Apple will employ a periscope zoom lens for the iPhone 15, but it will only be available on the larger iPhone 15 Pro Max. The iPhone 15 Pro will feature a conventional zoom lens, while the iPhone 15 will only be available with Wide and Ultra Wide lenses.
The optical zoom capabilities of a periscope lens exceed those of a standard telephoto lens, allowing for 5x or even 10x optical zoom. As current Pro models are limited to a 3x zoom, a periscope lens would considerably improve the iPhone’s zoom capabilities.
With a periscope lens, light is reflected onto the camera’s image sensor by an angled mirror. The directional shift enables a “folded” telephoto lens system with enhanced optical zoom without the blurriness associated with digital zoom.
Samsung, an Apple rival, has introduced smartphones with periscope lens technology that enables 4x to 10x optical magnification and 100x digital zoom. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that when Apple employs the periscope lens, it will implement 6x optical zoom technology.
Qualcomm Modem Chips
Apple will utilize Qualcomm’s 5G modem processors for the iPhone 15 lineup of 2023, as it has since the introduction of 5G iPhones. There were speculations that Apple could use its own modem chips as early as 2023, but the technology will not be available until at least 2024.
All iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models will utilize a single Qualcomm modem processor, presumably the X70. Qualcomm’s X70 chip provides enhanced AI for quicker processing speeds, a wider coverage area, a stronger signal, reduced latency, and up to 60 percent greater power efficiency.
SIM Card Holder
Apple removed the SIM card compartment from iPhone 14 models sold in the United States with the release of iPhone 14 models. With the introduction of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro, the SIM compartment may be eliminated in additional countries.
Currently, rumors indicate that it will be eliminated in France, and if true, it could be removed from iPhones sold in other European countries, including Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.
Apple will likely debut the iPhone 15 model in September 2023 if it follows its typical launch schedule.
Prior to the iPhone 15
The Elec reports that Apple intends to implement under-display Face ID technology in the iPhone 16 variants of 2024. The shift will increase the display’s functional area, and when not in use, the TrueDepth Camera for Face ID will be concealed beneath the display.
Ross Young, an industry analyst, believes that under-display Face ID will not be included in the iPhone 17 lineup until 2025.
Since the iPhone will require a front-facing camera, it is unlikely that Dynamic Island will be eliminated. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that periscope lens technology will remain exclusive to the high-end iPhone 16 Pro Max and that it will not make its way to the standard iPhone 16 Pro.
Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon has stated that he believes Apple could introduce a 5G modem processor for the iPhone as early as 2024, which would result in its incorporation into iPhone models released in 2024.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo states that it is “undetermined” whether the iPhone 16 models will include a modem processor designed by Apple.