The excitement is building among Apple enthusiasts as the tech giant prepares to unveil its latest offerings on September 12 during the ‘Wonderlust’ event at its Cupertino headquarters in California. The highly anticipated lineup includes the iPhone 15 series, Apple Watch Series 9, and AirPods Pro. Here’s a sneak peek at the design changes rumored to be on the horizon for the iPhone 15 series:
1. Titanium Frame for iPhone 15 Pro Models
- The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are poised to feature a design upgrade, shifting from stainless steel to a titanium frame, adding a touch of sophistication.
2. ‘More Screen’ for iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max
- These models are expected to sport slightly larger screens with thinner borders, delivering a sleeker and more immersive viewing experience, thanks to a new manufacturing process called LIPO (low-injection pressure over-molding).
3. Introduction of the Action Button
- iPhone 15 Pro models may introduce a physical ‘Action Button,’ replacing the Ring/Silent switch. This button will grant users quick access to various functions and settings without unlocking the device.
4. Brushed Look for Titanium Edges
- The titanium edges on the Pro iPhones will have a brushed appearance, replacing the steel used in previous models.
5. Redesigned Edges
- The new iPhones will retain their frosted glass back but with edges that are less sharp, enhancing both aesthetics and comfort.
6. 10% Lighter iPhones
- The switch to titanium not only improves durability but also reduces the weight of the phone by approximately 10%.
7. Dynamic Island for iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus
- These models will feature the Dynamic Island, first introduced in the iPhone 14 Pro models. This capsule-shaped interface on the top of the screen provides quick access to certain alerts.
8. USB-C for All, Faster Transfer for Pro Models
- All four iPhone 15 models will transition from Lightning to USB-C for wired charging and data transfers. Faster transfer speeds will be exclusive to the Pro models, while all phones will benefit from faster wireless charging.
9. New Color Options
- Apple is set to introduce new colors for its iPhones. Expect to see the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus in pink, black, white, blue, and yellow, while the iPhone 15 Pro models may offer grey, black, dark blue, and white variants. Additionally, Apple is making an environmentally friendly shift by discontinuing leather cases.
The Apple ‘Wonderlust’ event promises to be an exciting showcase of innovation and design evolution, setting the stage for the latest additions to the Apple ecosystem.