Apple’s latest iPhone 15 techonology rumors suggest some interesting new features. Here’s what you need to know about them.
Over the weekend, 9to5Mac published exclusive CAD renderings of the upcoming iPhone 15. The renders include USB-C and curvier edges. The CAD renders also include a brand new color, which appears to be a dark red.
Refined Design Aesthetics
With its sleek, elegant design and premium feel, the iPhone 15 is expected to continue Apple’s tradition of delivering an exquisite aesthetic experience. This year’s iPhone is rumored to feature slimmer bezels, resulting in an edge-to-edge display that immerses users in a visually stunning experience.
Additionally, Apple is expected to replace the Lightning port with USB-C, which will provide improved data transfer speeds and reduce power consumption. The company’s latest A12 Bionic chip is also rumored to deliver enhanced performance and faster computing capabilities.
Finally, the mute and volume buttons are rumored to be iphone 15 series replaced with solid-state haptic engines that will vibrate when pressed. This will provide the same functionality while reducing overall component size and improving durability.
Enhanced Digital Zoom
The iPhone 15 is expected to feature a periscope zoom camera that allows for a 5-6x optical zoom without losing image quality. This is a significant upgrade over the current 3x optical zoom found on the iPhone Pro series.
The phone’s periscope zoom camera system will be manufactured by Largan Precision and Genius Electronic Optical. Both are currently suppliers of similar camera modules for other smartphones. Apple’s new flagship phones are also expected to feature a state-of-the-art Sony image sensor that doubles the saturation signal of each pixel, which is said to improve low-light performance and reduce noise.
The iPhone 15 is expected to be powered by a faster, more powerful 3nm A17 Bionic CPU. Rumors also suggest that the new models will switch to USB-C, a move that should make it compatible with most third-party accessories.
Every year, Apple makes sure that the iPhone series is one of the most powerful portable devices on the market. This time around, the iPhone 15 is expected to receive a boost in RAM. A new report by TrendForce has suggested that the iPhone 15 series will see a bump in the “capacity and specifications of the DRAM solutions” — with the Pro models reportedly getting up to 8GB of RAM.
The move could allow for enhanced multitasking capabilities on the iPhone 15 series and help make the A17 Bionic chipset even more effective. This would also be a good way for Apple to implement some of the features it is working on that require a lot of background processing, such as Dynamic Island and Live Activities.
As for other upgrades, the iPhone 15 is also rumored to feature USB-C. This is a welcome move, as it will finally bring the device in line with the rest of the industry and allow for quicker charging from third-party accessories that don’t use MagSafe.
The End of Solid-State Buttons
One of the big changes on the iPhone 15 is expected to be a move away from physical power and volume buttons. According to supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will replace the traditional buttons with a pair of Taptic engines similar to the Home button on the iPhone SE.
A recent report by Haitong Tech’s Jeff Pu claims that the solid-state buttons aren’t going to happen on this year’s Pro models. This is probably due to unresolved technical issues with the new buttons that Apple may have run into.
However, this doesn’t mean the solid-state buttons are completely dead. According to a forum-goer, the rumored small “Action” button will handle some of the functionality that would have been offered by the power and volume buttons. This includes muting the phone with a quick press and opening more function options with different pressures. This could also allow the iPhone to maintain water and dust resistance despite ditching physical buttons.