For your convenience, we've compiled all of the news and rumours about the iPhone 15 in one spot, but bear in mind that they are all still just rumours. Everything is provisional until Apple declares it to be so in a formal statement. It's awful if you enjoy surprises because many of the rumours still offer us a general notion of what to anticipate each year. Here is everything we currently know about the iPhone 15!
iPhone 15: models
The iPhone small was discontinued once the iPhone 14 was released, despite the fact that Apple introduced it with the iPhone 12 lineup and continued to use it with the iPhone 13 series. The normal iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro retained their former 6.1-inch sizes, while the bigger iPhone 14 Plus replaced it, increasing the screen size from 5.4 inches to a huge 6.7 inches (the same as the iPhone 14 Pro Max).
With the iPhone 15 series, which includes the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max, it is anticipated that Apple would maintain this practise. This time, instead of the iPhone 14's 6.1-inch display, the regular iPhone 15 is anticipated to have a 6.2-inch display. Other smartphones, such Apple the iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Plus, and iPhone 15 Pro Max, are anticipated to maintain their previous screen sizes. For the iPhone 15 Pro, this translates to a 6.1-inch screen and 6.7 inches for the iPhone 15 Plus and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
The iPhone 15 Pro Max may have a different moniker, though. There are rumours that the name "Pro Max" may be changed to "Ultra" to be more in line with the Apple Watch Ultra.
iPhone 15: Design and Sizes
Apple enthusiasts hoping for a significant overhaul of the iPhone may be let down by the iPhone 15, which could largely resemble the iPhone 14. Though the display will stay flat, there is a rumour from a leaker going by the handle ShrimpApplePro that the iPhone 15 Pro design may be slightly different, with slimmer bezels and curved edges.
ShrimpApplePro confirmed the possibility of reduced bezels in early March by tweeting a little video clip dubbed "the real-life video of the front glass panel of the iPhone 15 series."
The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are most likely to have the middle panel and the leftmost panel, respectively. Both appear to feature bezels that are substantially smaller than those of the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max they succeeded. The display panel for the standard iPhone 15 is most likely on the rightmost panel, which has a somewhat thicker bezel. The video also demonstrates that the Dynamic Island will be available for all iPhone 15 models.
IceUniverse, a Twitter user, claims that the new, ultra-thin bezel on the iPhone 15 Pro Max will also set records. The iPhone 15 Pro may have a 1.55mm bezel, which would be substantially narrower than the iPhone 14 Pro Max's 2.17mm bezel, which holds the current record at 1.81mm. If this is accurate, the iPhone 15 Pro Max would feature one of the tiniest bezels on a smartphone to date. Even the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S23 have a 1.95mm bezel.
Previously only available on the iPhone 14 Pro models, Apple appears to be bringing the Dynamic Island pill-and-hole cutout to all iPhone 15 models. How the forthcoming iPhone 15 would seem with a Dynamic Island is depicted in a 9to5Mac render.
If so, the iPhone 15 will be the first iteration of the iPhone line to totally do away with the notch. As previously announced, the iPhone 15 will come in four different sizes: a 6.2-inch model, a 6.7-inch model, a 6.1-inch model, and a 6.7-inch model.
iPhone 15: colors
Making the choice of colour is an important step in the iPhone purchasing process, and with the iPhone 15 series, it appears like we'll have some gorgeous finishes to select from.
According to a February 23 leak from 9to5Mac, the iPhone 15 Pro's flagship colour will be a stunning dark crimson, and a mock-up of it can be seen in the render above. It would be the first time Apple offered a red colour for an iPhone Pro model, and if it resembles 9to5Mac's rendering in any way, it will be very amazing.
The most recent source from 9to5Mac states that the code for this specific shade of dark red will be 410D0D. Along with the customary White, Space Black, and Gold colour selections, it would be taking the place of Deep Purple as the newest colour.
According to rumours, the standard iPhone 15 will be offered in light pink and light blue hues.
iPhone 15: processor and specs
The current iPhone 14 Pro's A16 chip may be used in the basic iPhone 15, while the new A17 chip may only be available in the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. This seems to be the new distinction Apple has made between the regular and Pro versions of the iPhone, starting with the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models.
According to rumours, the A17 chips will be produced using a 3nm process by TSMC, a longtime provider of semiconductors for the iPhone. The A17's power consumption would increase as a result, and the amount of heat produced when using it would decrease. The 3nm A17 processor will also be 30% more power-efficient than the existing 5nm devices while having a 15% increase in speed and power.
According to another report, the iPhone 15 Pro's RAM may increase from 6GB to 8GB. The present 6GB RAM for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, albeit it might be the faster LPDDR5 RAM found in the iPhone 14 Pro models, may stay in place.
Although the base storage may vary depending on the features the iPhone 15 offers, storage capacity could be variable. The iPhone 14 Pro now has 1TB of top-tier storage, while the iPhone 15 Pro might have 2TB.
And although there were rumours that Apple would be developing its own internal modem processors, the work has not yet yielded any fruit. It's likely that Apple will continue to use Qualcomm modem chips in the iPhone 15.
9to5Mac render of the iPhone 15 Pro reveals minimal display bezels Wi-Fi chip schematics for the iPhone 15 have been leaked, confirming that Apple will be moving to Wi-Fi 6E. The normal iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will continue to use Wi-Fi 6, as this will only apply to the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Unbeknownst to you, Wi-Fi 6E has more bandwidth, enabling quicker transmission speeds, lower latency, and greater capacity. The 6GHz band also offers a 1.2GHz spectrum, which would enable residential gigabit coverage for iPhone 15 Pro models.
According to a different rumour from The Elec, all iPhone 15 models will use the M12 material set, which is the most recent generation of materials for OLED panels.
iPhone 15: cameras
The only information we have on the camera is that Apple has been developing periscope lens technology, which might only be used on the larger iPhone 15 Pro Max variant. Additionally, the dual-camera setup is anticipated to continue on the standard iPhone 15, with lidar remaining a Pro-only feature.
You could acquire optical zoom with a periscope lens that is greater than what is currently available, like 5x or 10x optical zoom. A periscope lens would be a substantial increase over the 3x optical zoom offered by the existing iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Yet again, it appears that the periscope feature will only be available on the larger iPhone 15 Pro Max.
According to the most recent exclusive renderings from 9to5Mac, the iPhone 15 Pro will have a significant camera boost. Considering the larger camera sensors and even periscope lens on the iPhone 15 Pro Max, this is to be expected. It appears that the camera bump is almost as thick as the phone itself.
iPhone 15: release date and price
If Apple adheres to its customary iPhone launch timetable, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro should be unveiled sometime in September 2023. The price of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus is probably going to be about the same as the $799 and $899, respectively, that are now being charged for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus versions. The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max's pricing may be going up by $200, according to a Forbes article. If accurate, this would represent the largest price increase in iPhone history.
According to previous rumours, the starting price of Apple's iPhone 15 Ultra, if it exists, may be approximately $1,300.
It's important to note that rumours about the iPhone 14 Pro getting a $100 price hike last year ultimately turned out to be untrue despite having a very convincing appearance. All of this is to imply that, while it's possible, you should take the rumour of an increase in the iPhone 15 lineup, notably the Pro models, with a grain of salt.