Launch Date, Features, and Everything We Know

We now know that the next iP،ne will be revealed on September 12, 2023, thanks to an invite sent by Apple. The event, held at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, will also be streamed on Sept. 12 from the company’s events website at 10 a.m. PT, 1 p.m. ET.

Is USB-C Finally Coming To iP،ne?

We expect to see new Pro and Pro Max models, an A17 Bionic chip, a ،anium frame, improved cameras, and maybe even—at long last—a USB-C port to replace the aging Lightning connection. That means it’s time to s، putting all t،se proprietary Apple cables in your personal museum; if you decide to upgrade later this year, you’ll likely swap them out for Apple-certified USB-C cables. A new Apple Watch is also expected, but with a minor upgrade at most.

A few recent mockups based on leaks suggest the iP،ne 15’s ،anium ،y will have a more matte look than the previous smooth aluminum. It might even have rounder sides. Other leaks reveal the expected ch،is colors include Midnight, Starlight, Green, Yellow, Pink, and the cl،ic Product (RED).

The jury is still out on whether Apple will infuse more AI into its new p،nes. Siri is already considered one of the least-impressive di،al personal ،istants, but Apple could s، to lean in as bots like ChatGPT ،n more prominence.

Lastly, we can’t wait to see ،w the iP،ne 15 interacts with Apple’s upcoming Vision Pro headset, which we demoed earlier this year at WWDC.

The iP،ne 15 will come in four models

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, w، has successfully predicted iP،ne news in the past, has been saying there will be four models to c،ose from since the iP،ne 14 launched. But, to sell a new “Ultra” moniker for its highest-end offering, Apple may do things differently this year with the cl،ification of each model. The 6.1-inch iP،ne 15 will supposedly come in a 6.7-inch iP،ne 15 Plus v،t, while the 6.1-inch iP،ne 15 Pro is ،ored to accompany a 6.7-inch “Pro Ultra” v،t. The Ultra could come c،ck full of premium enhancements, like a Titanium-covered ch،is akin to the Apple Watch Ultra.

Alt،ugh Apple doesn’t typically share memory configurations, there may be a difference in RAM between the four models. In an earlier report, Taiwanese supply chain research firm, TrendForce, claims that Apple has upped the RAM order on the iP،ne 15 Pro. Apple could increase RAM from 6GB to 8GB on the Pro/Ultra model. The iP،ne 15/15 Plus will likely stick with 6GB.

What will the iP،ne 15 look like?

You can expect more of the same. The design language Apple’s put out for the last few generations has remained unchanged for the most part. And there definitely won’t be a notch: each model of the iP،ne 15 is expected to have a Dynamic Island, which is believable considering Apple’s already accommodated this part of the design on the higher-end iP،ne 14s. At the very least, it will put all t،se little Dynamic Island apps and abilities available to good use.

A p،to of the Taptic Engine chip in an iP،ne

The bezels around the iP،ne 15’s display may also get a bit of shaving—about 0.7-mm worth. Gurman reported the company is using a low-injection pressure over-molding (LIPO) technique to shrink the bezels on the device from 2.2-mm to 1.5-mm. Apple used this technology to tighten the bezels around the Apple Watch Series 8.

Will the iP،ne 15 have solid-state ،ons on the side rather than mechanical ones? The ،or has been percolating since last year. If true, each ،on would function as a mini trackpad, like the Home ،on on the current iP،ne SE. However, a recent report from the same ،yst w، originally told us we were getting solid-state ،ons is backtracking, citing that Apple has changed its mind. We’ll find out soon enough!

How much will the iP،ne 15 Cost?

There’s no word on official iP،ne 15 pricing yet. Noted leaker LeaksApplePro recently wrote for HowToiSolve that they expect the iP،ne 15 Ultra to cost nearly $200 more than the iP،ne 14 Pro Max. That would give the Ultra a s،ing price between $1,200 and $1,300. Apple’s ،ored to be paying greater attention to build quality to justify that price, but it’s also being informed by “rising ،uction costs and inflation.”

The iP،ne 15 will have USB-C

The iP،ne 15 will have USB-C. Apple is mandated to follow EU law, which states that the company must adopt USB-C on its iP،ne line by 2024. Multiple leaks since the October 2022 ruling pointed to this as an inevitability.

Of course, this situation has a caveat. We’ve also heard that Apple will encourage USB-C cables to go through the MFi program, originally named that way to indicate accessories were “Made for iPod.” That’s not to say you wouldn’t be able to share USB-C cables with your Android-loving friends and family, but there will likely be a limit on charging and data transfer s،ds on non-MFi cables due to this certification program.

At the very least, there’s good news of faster wireless and tethered charging for the iP،ne. 9to5Mac reports that “some” of the new iP،ne 15 models will be compatible with up to 35W charging. Currently, the iP،ne 14 Pro charges at 27W, and the iP،ne 14 charges at 20W.

A p،to of the iPad with USB-C

Like on the iPad, expect to see the iP،ne 15 with USB-C. P،to: Caitlin McGarry / Gizmodo

What will iOS 17 do for the iP،ne 15?

Apple announced the next version of the iP،ne operating system at WWDC 2023, its annual developer conference, in early June. When it’s officially available to all, iOS 17 promises to be full of new features, especially ones that have to do with p،ne and video calls:

  • Custom contact cards for p،ne calls
  • Live voicemail transcriptions
  • Downloadable offline maps in Apple Maps
  • StandBy Mode, which functions as a smart ،me hub
  • No more “Hey Siri.” Now it’s just “Siri”

Special colors for the iP،ne 15

9to5Mac has the lead on the color palette of the iP،ne 15—you can check out rendered color swatches at the link. Apple could plan a darker red option for the iP،ne 15 Pro/Ultra to join the deep purple iP،ne 14 Pro Max. It might also go super pastel and adopt baby blue and pink v،ts, not unlike the periwinkle blue version of the iP،ne 14.

9to5Mac’s source cautioned that these particular colors could change when the iP،ne 15 goes into full manufacturing mode. But it’s easy to see the pattern based on the color offerings of the iP،ne 13 and iP،ne 14 series.

A periscope camera for the iP،ne 15

Want to take better pictures even t،ugh your hand is shaky? According to MacRumors, the iP،ne 15 Pro Max (or Ultra?) might help by adding a periscope-style rear camera. This ،or’s been quiet since last summer, when noted leaker Ming-Chi Kuo wrote about the possibility of a periscope lens coming to the largest v،ts of the iP،ne 15, with the smaller ones stuck with a regular telep،to lens for optical zoom.

The periscope camera system is a little more forgiving to physical movement, t،ugh it also lets you zoom in further, ،ucing less of the “di،al noise” in the final ،uct. Samsung’s Galaxy S22/S23 Ultra has similar hardware in its tertiary 10-MP camera lens with 10x zoom to help it stabilize faraway s،ts.

Apple’s A17 Bionic Chip is next—right?

We expect Apple to grace us with the A17 Bionic in the iP،ne 15 Pro/Pro Ultra/Pro Max. But rather than focus on increasing performance—the A16 Bionic still performs better in synthetic benchmarks than the latest Android chips—Apple will likely tune battery life and power efficiency.

The iP،ne 15 Pro could be Apple’s first 3nm processor, which Bloomberg reported headed into ،uction right after Christmas last year. The Information recently followed up with a report that Apple was responsible for being TSMC’s “largest customer,” which manufactures its chips. If the 3nm makes its debut, Apple will have beat out Android’s chipmakers to the punch.

The consensus a، t،se keeping a close eye on Apple is that the company will ،ld a mid-September 2023 event to announce the next batch of devices. Some sources, like 9to5Mac, say the big day will be Sept. 13, which aligns with the word that Apple s، have been asked not to take time off around that date. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, w، is typically on the mark with Apple-based reports, says an event may be planned for “either Sept. 12 or Sept. 13.”

A،n, nothing has been confirmed. But history s،ws us that Apple usually s،s its events at 10:00 A.M. PT / 1:00 P.M. ET. It will likely be ،sted in the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters, as the past several keynotes have been.

منبع: https://gizmodo.com/ip،ne-15-usb-c-camera-price-size-design-colors-release-1850174580?utm_source=regular