Mehul Ruben Das30 Aug 2022 10:58:14 IST
Apple does not have even launched the iPhone 14 seriesand rumors started circulating that they were working on the iPhone 15. The iPhone 14 series does make some major changes, but most of them are fairly gradual and reserved for the much more expensive and therefore limited iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Naturally, people are speculating that the next big set of changes will come in the post-iPhone 14 series.
The iPhone 15 is more than a year away, so nothing is set in stone yet. However, some rumors not only seem plausible, but are actually logical. For example, we know for sure that the iPhone 15 series will have a USB-C port instead of a Lightning port, the iPhone 15 series devices will get periscope camera technology, and there will be an Apple-designed modem chip for the professional models.
We’ll take a look at some of the rumors surrounding the iPhone 15 series and find out how plausible they are.
USB-C port instead of Lightning port
Of all the rumors surrounding the iPhone 15, this one is the most plausible, mainly due to the fact that the EU and several other countries in the world have mostly forced by Apple and other manufacturers to standardize their charging ports. Even India is planning to enact a relevant law this would require device manufacturers to use the same port.
However, there is also a strong possibility that Apple will ditch the ports entirely with the iPhone 15 series and allow users to charge their devices only through the MagSafe connector via wireless charging. Apple has long had a vision of making the iPhone completely portless and using only wireless technology for all its functions. It all started with the headphone jack, and if Apple gets its way, it will continue with the Lightning Port.
iPhone 15 series design
There are several rumors surrounding this, so we’ll just focus on the two important ones. Early rumors suggest that the iPhone 15 will have a standard display layout across all models, meaning that the regular iPhone 15 as well as the Pro models will come with a pill and hole-punch cutout. This year, only the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max received new cutouts, the regular iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will have a redesigned notch.
The second rumor suggests that the Pro models of the iPhone 15 series will have an under-display camera, as well as an under-display fingerprint sensor to bring back the TouchID shape, and that the regular models will get a pill and hole-punch cutout.
Periscope Lens technology
A new camera system could be used in the “iPhone 15” to enable greater optical zoom. The iPhone could have a much larger zoom, using a complex camera system in the device to increase the space between the lens and the sensor. It’s unclear whether this will replace Apple’s existing telephoto lens or add a fourth lens with the capability.
According to supply chain reports released in April 2022, several manufacturers have been tapped to produce the components needed for the periscope camera system. The components are allegedly ordered for use in the iPhone 15.
Just as they did with their laptops, Apple plans to eventually design and manufacture its own chips for the iPhone. However, their attempts to design and make modem chips for their iPhone SoCs were unsuccessful. This is why they will rely on Qualcomm. Also, there is a very good chance that the next A-series chip will be built on TSMC’s next-generation 3nm node. The 3nm chip technology is expected to increase processing performance by 10-15 percent and also reduce power consumption by up to 30 percent.
Foldable takes years to develop, and Apple hasn’t designed the technology in a way to implement it anytime soon. Usually, whenever a major tech company like Apple starts with a new direction for their devices, leaks and rumors do come out. While there were rumors of a foldable iPhone, they just weren’t credible enough to be taken seriously. Apple may be working on a foldable display and hinge for a foldable iPhone, but it’s highly unlikely that they will show a foldable iPhone in the next two to three years.