May 21, 2024

New Leak Reveals Awesome Updates In Definitive Report

It’s almost certainly less than two months until Apple unveils its latest iPhones, the iPhone 15 series—here’s exactly when it will be announced and go on sale. Today, though, a new report gives chapter and verse on what will be revealed, leaving almost nothing hidden for Apple to announce.

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in his latest Power On newsletter, the next iPhone’s features, design and price are all now pretty much set in stone and it’s all over bar the keynote.

That’s not to say that all of it is new news: Forbes’ Gordon Kelly has already reported on plenty of the features Gurman describes. But there are new details or refinements to what we’d heard before. Here are the key details, in the gospel according to Gurman.

MORE FROM FORBESExactly When Apple Will Launch iPhone 15 And iPhone 15 Pro

The Almost Nearly All-Screen iPhone

Gurman says that Apple takes another step towards an all-screen phone with this year’s models. The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus will introduce the Dynamic Island currently restricted to the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. And the Pro models released this year will have even thinner bezels. Gordon Kelly covered this just this week, but Gurman has even better news. While a previous report said the bezels would be only 1.55mm thick, which is world-beating already, Gurman stipulates a thickness of 1.5mm. Sure, 0.05mm is a difference that’s hard to spot, but every little helps.

When Apple released the iPhone X, Apple’s Craig Fedrighi told me that the full-screen display is what they’d wanted from day one of the iPhone. This new phone brings it a big step closer.

New Display Tech For iPhone 15 Pro And Pro Max

The Pro phones this year will have Low-Injection Pressure Over-Molding. No, me neither, but it’s tech that makes the thinner bezels possible and has previously been used on the Apple Watch.

iPhone 15 And iPhone 15 Plus Camera And Chip Upgrades

There will be major camera improvements, Gurman says, for the 15 and 15 Plus. This tallies with reports that both will get 48-megapixel sensors, even if they are not quite the same sensors as on the Pro models.

The A16 chip currently exclusive to the 14 Pro and Pro Max will come to the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus.

Titanium For iPhone 15 Pro And Pro Max

Gurman told us this earlier but now says it again, that the Pro phones will have a titanium edge. He says now, “Apple has long sought to bring titanium to the iPhone and using the metal with recent watches was a test for bringing that material to its highest-volume device.”

Easier To Repair

This is new: the inside of the Pro phones will be redesigned to match the iPhone 14 which means it will be easier to repair. A quietly important change.

Snappier Chip In The iPhone 15 Pro And Pro Max

As the 15 and 15 Plus move to A16 chip, the Pro models “are moving to a 3-nanometer chip that is noticeably snappier.”

Pricing

Gurman says, “I would look out for at least minor price increases across all four models outside of the US. I also wouldn’t rule out a price increase in the US — at least for some of the pro models — given the move to titanium and the costlier camera system on the iPhone 15 Pro Max.”

Exciting stuff, then. And not long until we see the phones themselves.

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