According to rumors, the iPhone 15 series will feature more of a curved design. This is especially true of the side frame, which could curve in at the back.
Renders based on CAD files show that the Pro models will also have a new Action button, which will work like the one on the Apple Watch Ultra. It will probably replace the mute switch and be software configurable.
Improved iphone 15 video stabilization
Last year, Apple introduced the pill-shaped Dynamic Island feature to its flagship iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models. This year, it’s expected to expand the feature to standard iPhone 15 models. Respected display analyst Ross Young says the new iPhone 15 models will get Dynamic Islands, though he doesn’t expect 120Hz/LTPO and Always-On Display support like in the Pro models.
Apparently, Apple will switch from optical image stabilization to sensor-shift technology in order to save space inside the iPhone 15. This should improve picture and video quality by eliminating camera shake. However, it’s unclear whether this approach is better than the optical stabilizer.
Another major rumor is that the iPhone 15 will ditch the Lightning port in favour of USB-C. This would be in line with the company’s other mobile devices and could allow for faster data transfer speeds. Apple may also want to make its phones waterproof, and having a portless design could help with this.
Other rumors suggest the iPhone 15 will take a leaf out of the Apple Watch Ultra’s book and include a customisable Action Button, which could let users carry out different functions. One suggestion is that the iPhone 15 could use the button to force restart and power off the phone – currently, this requires pressing the Side button and the Volume buttons simultaneously.
Apple fans will be happy to hear that the iPhone 15 is reportedly set to feature thinner bezels. This will allow the display to take up more space and provide a better immersive experience. The new bezels may even be rounded for a more premium look. 9to5Mac reports that the rumors are based on a CAD model that was reportedly given to factories in Asia, where they prepare cases for Apple products. These CAD files are usually used by companies that make case covers and represent the exact dimensions of an upcoming phone.
This rumor is backed up by other claims, including a new Action Button that will work like the mute switch on the Apple Watch. Another feature that might appeal to users is a bigger camera bump and improved ballistic performance. The iPhone 15 Pro is tipped to be able to shoot 4K videos and will come with a new titanium alloy frame. The Pro version of the device will also reportedly have an ultra-thin bezel. It is said to be 20% thinner than the Galaxy S23 and 30% thinner than the iPhone 14 Pro. This would be a huge improvement in terms of screen-to-body ratio. The bezels are expected to measure at 1.55mm, beating the current record holder, Xiaomi 13, which has bezels that are about 1.8mm thick.
Currently, iPhone users can buy a phone with either a 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB storage option. This provides plenty of room for apps, music, and photos. However, if you need even more space, there’s a chance the iPhone 15 will have an optional terabyte option.
Rumours suggest Apple may use titanium frames on the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max instead of aluminium. This would make the phones a bit more expensive but could offer a more premium look.
In addition, the phones could have 8GB of RAM which is a huge upgrade over the current 6GB. This is expected to improve multitasking and app performance, although rumors haven’t specified what the standard iPhone will get.
There’s also a chance that the iPhone 15 will have a programmable Action button on its side. This is expected to replace the mute switch and can be programmed to do other things such as opening the camera, Siri, or other features. This is a rumour so it should be taken with a pinch of salt but it could prove to be a popular feature. In terms of ports, the iPhone 15 is rumoured to have a USB-C port which will replace the dated lightning connector. This should offer faster data transfer and improved reliability.