A new year, a new iPhone. It’s always been that way, hasn’t it? And true to that trend, there were talks of the iPhone 15 even before the iPhone 14 was revealed.
While nothing is set in stone, there are some rumors that are much more promising than others. So, we’ve gathered all the possible leaks and information we know about the iPhone 15 so far.
Release date and lineup
The release date of the iPhone is something we can almost always anticipate, as Apple usually holds an event in September every year. If things go according to plan, we will see the new iPhone 15 lineup in September 2023.
Talking about the lineup, how will it be for the iPhone 15? As far as we know, Apple is planning to follow the same lineup as the iPhone 14, which will feature the iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
However, industry speculators believe that Apple may launch a new iPhone 15 Ultra in addition to the normal models. Will the iPhone 15 Ultra be a unique addition to the lineup, or will the iPhone 15 Pro Max be renamed the iPhone 15 Ultra? We’ll have to stay tuned to find out.
The iPhone 15 Ultra rumors are also following a significant price hike for the model. Whether this increase (if true) will apply to the entire lineup or not is still a mystery.
Since the US didn’t see a price increase with the iPhone 14 while other countries did, some analysts argue that a price increase is inevitable, at least in the US.
While we won’t know the exact details and measurements until we actually see the iPhone 15, there is some solid speculation about design changes in the new lineup.
According to industry speculators, the notch will likely be wiped out from all iPhone models, replaced by the dynamic island we’ve seen on the iPhone 14 Pro models. Along with this, some sources have also mentioned rounded edges and a titanium body for the iPhone 15.
Despite this, the biggest design change we are all expecting is the inclusion of a USB-C port to comply with EU regulations. While USB-C has several advantages over Lightning, Apple could potentially use the variation in USB-C-transfer speeds across the different types to differentiate the Pro model.
Some leaks have hinted at haptic feedback instead of physical capacitive volume and power buttons, but we think that’s unlikely to be the case.
Apple has never failed to improve its camera features with every new iPhone lineup, and we’re hoping this time will be no different.
We’ll dive straight for the big guns; Speculations of a new periscope lens in the iPhone 15 have been doing the rounds across multiple platforms. The periscope lens will offer zoom capabilities like never before. According to industry sources, while the current iPhone 14 Pro model has 3x zoom, the periscope lens could have up to 10x zoom.
As always, Apple saves its best features for the Pro model, which means that if the new lens is included, it will most likely be for the costlier variant.
Processor and eSIM
We don’t have any details on the performance improvements, but the iPhone 15 is likely to get the new A17 Bionic processor.
We are unsure whether the entire line will be equipped with the expected A17 or just the Pro model. If it’s the latter, then the standard iPhone 15 model is likely to feature the same A16 chip as the iPhone 14 Pro.
Moving on to eSIM, you might be wondering if the iPhone 15 lineup will be eSIM only like the iPhone 14 models.
While we don’t have any official information, it is safe to assume that the iPhone 15 models sold in the United States will continue to be eSIM only. Some rumors claim that the iPhone 15 models sold internationally will retain the physical SIM slot.
The iPhone 15 already looks promising
A new periscope lens, A17 Bionic processor, a USB-C port, haptic buttons and possibly a new iPhone 15 Ultra? You have to admit that the rumors floating around are pretty exciting.
However, please take everything we said seriously because everything is still uncertain, and much remains to be seen. Regardless, a glimpse of what might happen next certainly looks promising.