According to a strange new rumour making the rounds on Twitter, Apple may be considering a little but substantial design change for the forthcoming iPhone 15 series. The iPhone 15 could adopt a side frame that is curved toward the rear rather than being flat like in the iPhone 12/iPhone 13/iPhone 14 generations, according to well-known leaker ShrimpApplePro (@VNchocoTaco).
This may align the iPhone 15 series with Apple’s most recent design innovations. Similar design cues are used by the most recent MacBook Pro, including a side frame with a straight angle on one side and a minor bend on the other, like a “J.” It’s interesting to note that the flat display and curved rear of the “unapologetically plastic” iPhone 5c from almost ten years ago have comparable designs.
Remember that Apple frequently reverses its design choices, regardless of how well-liked they were initially. Apple has a long history of curved frame designs, which began with the iPhone 6 and culminated with the iPhone 11. Despite the fact that the most recent iPhone design, with its industrial edges, appears to be beloved by everybody, this design is nothing new for Apple.
The iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s, however, share a lot of the same adored design DNA that can be seen in Apple’s most current iPhones. Prior to then, Apple had experimented with industrial chamfered edges.
New iPhone 15 Designs
So the new iPhone 15— ShrimpApplePro 🍤 (@VNchocoTaco) November 20, 2022
From the early information that I have, the iPhone 15 will feature a new border design. The back edge corner (as pointed out in the images) will be rounded and not square anymore.
The material also will be titanium.
Still very early to take it as it is. pic.twitter.com/hbdCKUhVP9
The best of both worlds would be combined in such a design, combining the flat current design’s upscale, super-premium appearance with the objectively superior ergonomics of a design with a slightly curved back that wouldn’t dig into your palm as much.
According to Shrimp ApplePro, the iPhone 15 may potentially be made of titanium rather than stainless steel. The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus may adopt stainless steel frames, levelling up from the aluminium iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, but only the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra may potentially adopt a titanium frame due to titanium’s super-premium status. Given how committed Cupertino appears to be to MagSafe, we don’t anticipate Apple to avoid employing glass backs on its upcoming iPhone models.
Within the enormous Apple family, titanium is slowly but surely beginning to play a tiny but significant role. For instance, the Apple Watch Ultra, which is only offered in titanium, may serve as a barometer to determine consumer demand for more expensive materials for the iPhone line-up.
However, the leaker normally cautions that his claims should be treated with scepticism and a grain of salt because it’s still too soon to make any firm judgments on the impending iPhone 15 generation (although Apple has surely locked down everything about the project already).
As of now, we anticipate the release of the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Ultra in September 2023. All four of the future models are anticipated to have the Dynamic Island punch-hole cutout, and it’s been said that ProMotion will be available on each model.
The most exciting new gadgets to anticipate are undoubtedly the iPhone 15 Ultra and iPhone 15 Pro, and according to Apple speculations, both may replace the hardware volume and power buttons with capacitive ones, much like the iPhone 7 did when it replaced the hardware home button with a static one. Naturally, as has previously been established, all next iPhone models will have USB Type-C connections at the bottom rather than Lightning ones.
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