It’s shaping up to be a generic vintage for the entire lineup
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Apple’s iPhone fall event is likely to be held on Tuesday, September 12th.
The iPhone Pro gets a new exterior design and some pretty solid internal upgrades.
This will be the year that Apple converts the iPhone to USB-C.
Fall is around the corner, and that means new iPhones. This also means leaks, rumors, and speculation about the iPhone 15, which we are doing today.
It looks like this is going to be an old year for new iPhones, with almost no part of the iPhone Pro touched, some great new features for the regular iPhone, and a slight chance that Apple will release a more expensive iPhone over the Pro line. And not even charging cables will escape the upcoming changes.
First, the iPhone 15 launch event will be announced It will probably be Tuesday, September 12th. Apple always holds events on Tuesdays unless there is a holiday or other reason to change them, and the iPhone event is almost always in the second full week of September.
Recently, Apple has switched to a new product cycle for the iPhone. Instead of updating both the Pro and regular models with the same new chips every year, it now puts the new processor in the iPhone Pro, and the standard iPhone gets the same processor as last year. The same is expected this year with the new Three-nanometer chip process with lower power and higher power.
Speaking of the average non-professional iPhone, don’t expect much. You will likely get Amazing dynamic island, plus upgraded cameras, but that might be (almost – see below) everything. Honestly, that might be enough.
Before we get into the iPhone Pro and the usability of the iPhone Ultra, let’s talk about USB. The iPhone 15 will forgo Lightning for USB-C charging and data transfer. This is in accordance with European Union law, which USB-C charging is required on all new smartphonesThis means you’ll have fewer charging cables to worry about.
Apple may also offer a new USB-C case for AirPods and AirPods Pro.
iPhone 15 Pro
We’ve already mentioned the powerful new A17 chip, so let’s stay inside the new iPhone 15 Pro for a moment and talk about the cameras. The big rumor here is that the iPhone Pro Max in XL size is getting The long-awaited periscope cameraAnd that’s exactly what it sounds like. Instead of relying on larger camera bumps to fit larger lenses, the periscope design flips the camera on its side so you can place it along the phone instead of protruding, using the optics to bend incoming light at a 90-degree angle.
Outside, there will be more changes. First, Apple may switch the steel band of the iPhone Pro to titanium, which is Lighter, tougher, and possibly more bouncy. Titanium can also be anodized like aluminum, so expect some new colors for the Pro models. This maybe The colors are still very dull Because professional models can never look as good as they look. Some rumors also suggest that the back of the iPhone has rounded edges, which makes it easier to slip into a pocket.
This titanium bezel is also likely to have a user programmable action button, just like in Apple Watch Ultra, instead of the current mute switch. I I love the mute switch for its easy to look at and more, but I also have my iPhone on mute 99% of the time, so this seems like a useful addition. I might use it to turn on the camera and take a picture, for example.
And then we get to the screen, which will get bigger, even while remaining the same size. We are talking about Trim those edgesOf course, allowing for more screen space in the same body.
This is going to be a big year for the iPhone Pro, but there is something else. Rumors swirl around iPhone 15 Ultra. This could be a brand new phone, but it could also be a rebranding of the iPhone Pro Max, which is honestly one of Apple’s worst product names.
Apple will also recap the upcoming iOS, watchOSand iPadOS updates.
For me, the most interesting parts would be the periscope camera, if it finally arrives, and the USB-C port on the iPhone. For many years, Apple has been very happy with its lightning connector and License fees can be charged to device makers for you to use. It will be very interesting to see what story Apple has to tell why USB-C is superior while not at the same time talking about its excellent connector.
In recent years, Apple has tightened its secrecy somewhat, so while this sounds like a slew of leaks and rumors, there are still more surprises to come. See you on September 12th!