With Apple just a few weeks away from unveiling its next generation of iPhones – the iPhone 15 series, a new report from Bloomberg has revealed some more information on the upcoming iPhone 15 line-up.
iPhone 15 Pro May Feature Thinner Bezels And A Titanium Frame
In the latest edition of his weekly Power On newsletter, Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman states the changes Apple will likely bring with its forthcoming iPhone 15 series.
Gurman notes that the iPhone 15 series will drop the notch design introduced with the iPhone X in 2017 and replace it with the Dynamic Island featured on last year’s Pro models.
Further, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max displays will be made with a technology called low-injection pressure over-molding, or “LIPO”, as internally called by Apple.
The LIPO technology was first used on the Apple Watch Series 7 to make the wearable’s bezels thinner. This process has reduced the size of the bezels around the display from 2.2 mm to 1.5 mm, resulting in thinner bezels and an increase in the display size.
Moving further, the iPhone 15 Pro variants will replace the stainless steel edges with Titanium frames, making it lighter, more rigid, and more durable than the predecessors, added Gurman. However, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will retain their stainless-steel frame.
In addition, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will come with a 4nm A16 Bionic chip, a frosted glass back, and the edges of the frame are expected to be less sharp.
The iPhone 15 Pro variants will feature a new 3-nanometer chip, which offers a snappier performance and is expected to improve efficiency over last year’s Pro models. Other rumored changes for the iPhone 15 Pro include improved camera hardware and repairability.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 15 series will ditch the company’s proprietary Lightning port in favor of a USB Type-C port to comply with the EU rules that go into effect in December 2024. The Pro variants are expected to come with major rear camera upgrades, including updated lenses and a better optical zoom range.
With several changes expected to be implemented in the upcoming iPhone 15 series, we can expect Apple to charge a premium price for the next-generation models than its previous generations when it arrives later this year.