Even though the iPhone 15 series will likely be available in the autumn of 2023, the rumor mill is already stirring quite the buzz around things like the phone’s design, hardware, and, of course, price.
There are still many unanswered concerns regarding Apple’s iPhones; luckily, we can dig into the first rumors and find out more.
Here is what you need to know.
iPhone 15: Bringing the USB-C Charging
There are larger ecosystem, security, and accessory considerations with the power/data connector, so I think it is more likely that Apple moves all iPhones [globally] to USB-C in the iPhone 16 timeframe to comply with European regulations, explains Avi Greengart, an analyst at Techsponential.
Given that iPhones sold in the European Union must migrate to a USB-C connector by 2024, the charging port of the iPhone is now stirring quite the buzz!
Whether Apple would upgrade all iPhone models to USB-C or only those offered in the EU is the subject of debate (this is getting pretty serious, isn’t it?!). The tech giant based in Cupertino already makes regional modifications to its iPhone models, as shown with the iPhone 14 and its SIM options (physical or eSIM).
iPhone 15: Solid-state Buttons For Pro Versions
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with TF International Securities and a famous Apple observer, Apple could introduce the solid-state buttons further to differentiate between its basic and Pro models.
Well, that’s quite unexpected if you think about it!
Kuo also stated that the change would be made by replacing the normal keys seen on current smartphones with solid-state volume and power buttons on the iPhone 15 Pro versions. Quite impressive, isn’t it?!
iPhone 15: Dynamic Island For All Versions
Based on recent rumors, all versions will have a similar look, except that the Dynamic Island cutout from the iPhone 14 Pro is expected to appear on all of them.
And that piece of information is supported by display analyst Ross Young, who also stated in a September tweet that the supply chain prevents base iPhone 15 models from having a greater refresh rate than Apple’s Pro iPhones.
iPhone 15: Price Up!
If speculations regarding a luxurious iPhone 15 Ultra come to pass, the price range’s maximum limit may be raised (ouch!). So, according to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, the speculated Ultra variant may take the place of the iPhone 15 Pro Max in 2023.
The entry-level iPhone 14 model with 128GB of storage costs $829 in the US, while the most expensive iPhone 14 Pro Max with 1TB of storage costs $1,599.