Apple will unveil its latest iPhone generation in the fall. The lineup is expected to consist of 4 devices: the iPhone 15, the iPhone 15 Plus, the iPhone 15 Pro, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max. The rumor mill has been bubbling around all models in recent months. As seen in a report from Bloomberg, some speculations have now been confirmed by the profiled Apple insider Mark Gurman.
According to the expert, both new Pro models will have a titanium frame instead of a stainless steel casing. This would make the smartphones more durable and lighter. Their screens would also get thinner edges thanks to new display technology. These are expected to shrink by a third.
Gurman also confirms the existence of an action button. As futurezone recently reported, this button replaces the “ring/mute” button and will be assigned other functions, including activating the camera or the flashlight. The Lightning connector will also have to make way for USB-C.
The new features could come at a price, however. Gurman expects a price increase outside the U.S. for all 4 iPhone 15 models. He also does not rule out an increase within the United States. There’s talk of up to $200 for the iPhone Pro Max.
This could be mainly due to the new periscope zoom lens that the Pro models should get. Such a lens promises an improved optical zoom range of up to 6x compared to the previous maximum of 3x on the current Pro models, and could drive up the price of the new series.
Leap in performance for Apple Watch.
Gurman confirmed rumours surrounding the new Pro models and touched on other Apple products. The expert expects, for example, that the standard iPhone models will swap the notch for a Dynamic Island in the future. This would make them more visually similar to the Pro series.
The next generation of the Apple Watch is also expected to see significant changes. The smartwatch’s upcoming S9 processor should make “a pretty big jump in performance,” Gurman said. That would be the first significant adjustment to the processor since 2020.
What the new iPhone 15 lineup can do and how the Apple Watch will improve won’t be known until mid-September. Traditionally, Apple unveils new products then. The smartphones will compete against Samsung’s new range of foldable phones, which were only introduced this week.
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