What is already known about the iPhone 15 – Pro models completely without buttons

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There are exciting predictions and rumors about the upcoming iPhone 15. Especially the Pro variants might not only look different than before but also feel very different. But something is also happening with the standard models – and all new iPhones will get one chance.

It’s still about ten months until Apple unveils its new iPhones, but the development of the devices has long been underway, and production is being planned and prepared. That’s why there are already rumors about the next generation and solid predictions.

Dynamic Island and USB-C for all iPhones

Quite loudly, it is rumored that iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will look hardly changed. In all likelihood, they will get one or more new colors and the A16 chip that powers the current Pro models. It wouldn’t be a surprise if Apple’s normals also lose the old notch next year and the true-depth camera is surrounded by the “Dynamic Island” like on the iPhone 14 Pro duo.

Not only because the accurate Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted it, but inevitably, all upcoming iPhones will not have a Lightning connector but a USB-C jack. Marketing boss Greg Joswiak told the “Wall Street Journal” that they will bow to the EU regulation on the uniform charging standard.

Pros with the faster USB standard
Presumably, Apple had planned this move anyway, as the port is outdated and stuck at the USB 2.0 level, which allows data transfers of up to 480 megabits per second (Mbps). In contrast, up to 40 gigabits per second (Gbit/s) are already possible on USB-C sockets, and Apple’s fastest interface, Thunderbolt, was co-developed.

However, a standardized USB-C port does not mean every iPhone 15 will have a Turbo jack. Kuo assumes that the standard devices will stick to USB 2.0 speeds. In contrast, he expects at least USB 3.2 or Thunderbolt 3.0 (20/40 Gbit/s) for the Pros. This means that Apple’s top smartphones will differ even more from the standard devices than is already the case.

iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max without physical buttons
And that will likely be the case with the design as well. Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that the Pros will no longer have physical buttons, but the volume and power button functions will be controlled via touch surfaces.

However, users should still have the feeling of pressing actual buttons. Therefore, according to Kuo, iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max will have vibration motors (Taptic Engines) on the left and right sides of the inside of the frame, which works similarly to the Touch ID of iPhone 7 and 8 as well as the two latest SE devices.

From the leaker @ShrimpApplePro comes the rumor that the Pro models could have a frame made of titanium instead of steel, which would make the devices lighter. In addition, the edges of the back are supposed to be rounded in the corners. The leaker has often been right in the past, but he points out that his info is very vague.

Particularly exclusive Periscope Phone
In the Android world, there have been flagships with a periscope telephoto lens for quite some time, but this is supposed to be the case for the first time in the iPhones next year. Kuo suspects this will be a particularly exclusive feature reserved for the iPhone 15 Pro Max.

Since a telephoto lens also needs more space, where the light beam is deflected at a 90-degree angle with a prism or mirror, it could only fit in the big flagship. And because it is supposed to be a bit more exclusive than the iPhone 5 Pro, it might not be called Max anymore, but iPhone 15 Pro Ultra, writes “Bloomberg” expert Marc Gurman.

According to Gurman, a return of Touch ID in the form of a sensor under the display, which has been simmering in the rumor mill for quite some time, will not happen with the iPhone 15 either. “According to MacRumors, Apple is working on a hidden Face ID with a camera under the display instead. Samsung is developing corresponding panels. First, however, the next generation of the Galaxy Z Fold will be equipped with the technology next year.

Ming-Chi Kuo also expected Touch or Face ID under the iPhone display in the coming year. In the spring, however, he changed his forecast, saying that Apple would not use either technology in 2023 or 2024.

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