Apple is set to make significant design changes with the launch of the iPhone 15 series, which is expected to be a few months away. According to leaks, the iPhone 15 models are predicted to feature four major design changes. Firstly, they may be equipped with a USB Type-C port, as Apple is looking to comply with the new European law to sell phones with USB-C port. Reports suggest that the iPhone 15 series could be the first iPhone to abandon Apple’s Lightning port and adopt the standard USB-C port. However, Apple may restrict the full advantage of the USB Type-C port to MFi-certified cables, which are tested by Apple for quality.
Additionally, Apple could eliminate physical buttons altogether with the iPhone 15 Pro Max or iPhone 15 Ultra. This would be a significant design change, and renderings suggest that these flagship phones could be equipped with solid-state haptic buttons. These new buttons will enable users to respond to touch without physically pressing the button, similar to the home button design seen on earlier iPhone models.
All iPhone 15 models are expected to feature Apple’s Dynamic Island feature, which was first introduced in the iPhone 14 Pro models. Finally, leaks suggest that the iPhone 15 series will have minimal bezels, which will be even smaller than previous models. With smaller notches and trimmed-down bezels, users are likely to enjoy a larger screen space and an enhanced content-consuming experience. While Apple is yet to confirm these design changes, fans are eagerly waiting for the launch of the iPhone 15 series to see if these rumors will turn out to be true.
According to rumors, the iPhone 15 Pro models will have thinner and more curved bezels compared to the iPhone 14 Pro models. The renders of the device based on circulating details show that these deeper curves will only be limited to the iPhone 15 Pro models. The iPhone 15 models will reportedly have a similar look to the iPhone 14 models with flatter edges, an aluminum frame, and a glass front and back.
Moreover, Apple is expected to use titanium instead of stainless steel for the chassis of the iPhone 15 Pro lineup, which would make the device more durable. Additionally, the front glass of the iPhone 15 Pro models is expected to be more curved to better blend into the frame.
In terms of button design, the iPhone 15 Pro models will feature solid-state volume and power buttons. This technology is similar to the Home button in the iPhone 7 and the Force Touch trackpad on MacBooks. Instead of physically depressing the button, the solid-state button would use haptic feedback to mimic the feeling of a button press. It is also rumored that the iPhone 15 Pro models could have two additional Taptic Engines at the left and right sides of the device to support this technology, in addition to the existing Taptic Engine.
The iPhone 15 series will also see some significant updates, including a transition to USB-C and the addition of the Dynamic Island feature, which is expected to replace the notch on the iPhone 14.