Apple has revealed the iPhone 14 series in its time Far From event in September 2022. This time, the company makes a big difference between regular and Pro products. The higher-end variants don’t just include more camera lenses anymore. We have exclusive specifications regarding the processor and display. This makes the regular 14 models a tough choice when upgrading from the iPhone 12 or 13. So if you’re planning to buy an iPhone 14, go for the Pro variant, and don’t forget to pick up a case, too. Now let’s move on to the iPhone 15.
We don’t expect the iPhone 15 to launch anytime soon, obviously. However, we already know about a few things that might be included in this upcoming release. Additionally, we have a wish list of things that Apple could include in this line. Here’s what we know so far and what we want to see from the Apple iPhone 15 and 15 Plus.
iPhone 15: Release
There is no way to know when exactly Apple will launch the iPhone 15 line. However, early to mid-September 2023 is a safe guess. This is when the Cupertino company usually announces its latest new phone line. Of course, this assumes that the company is not facing any major challenges or shortages that will push the event to another stage. We probably won’t get a specific date until the tech giant invites members of the press a week or so before it happens.
Display: The iPhone 15 could be the next big break
Let’s start with some interesting changes that we can see on the regular 2023 models. Is Dynamic Island one of those bucket list attractions but you can’t justify paying for the iPhone Pro? Do not wish! We expect this hardware/software magic to make its debut on the regular iPhone 15 and 15 Plus models. This means in 2023 you may not need to invest in a Pro model to rid yourself of the hefty price tag. However, the Always-On Display (AOD) may be exclusive to the Pro.
In the display department, we also expect Apple to retain the 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch variants. Apart from the larger screen and battery, we assume that the Plus model will pack the same specs as the regular 6.1-inch model. Currently, in the refresh rate field, there seem to be no relevant updates. The regular iPhone 15 and 15 Plus can stick to the standard 60Hz and miss the ProMotion 120Hz technology.
Port: C-ing is believing
Apple relies on the Lightning port for … we’ve lost count. This ten-year-old technology may finally disappear with the release of the iPhone 2023. We have been hearing rumors about Apple finally adopting a USB Type-C charging port on the next line – as far as it is believed. This change is probably due to the EU regulations that push the Cupertino controller to adopt more international chargers and drop its proprietary ones.
Also in the port section, the headphone jack finally returns, not. I’m sorry. Apple has ditched the physical SIM tray for the US iPhone 14 models. We expect the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus to receive the same treatment, at least in the US. The company may expand this to other regions, though. Is the rest of the world ready for eSIM-only implementation? Probably not. However, the company may review and roll out these equipment changes in the coming years, as it sees fit. Carriers around the world are probably already in alert mode, following the eSIM-only launch of the iPhone in the US. not seen.
Charge: Will Apple change its position?
For a few years now, Apple has supported three charging levels on iPhones. You can use a lightning cable to charge the phone. Alternatively, you can use any Qi pad for slow wireless charging. Finally, you get the MagSafe standard for fast wireless charging. Although the main feature related to charging is not present on all Apple iPhones – wireless charging.
For the uninitiated, some companies like Samsung allow users to turn their phones into Qi pads. In this way, users can charge their headphones or other accessories through their phones. Currently, there seems to be no news about the iPhone 15 supporting this feature. However, it definitely has a high place on our wish list. One can dream.
Controller: The iPhone 15 is in 2022
With the release of the iPhone 14 series, Apple began using the annual processor on everyday products. This further explains what the iPhone Pro is and can do. Rumors lead us to believe that the Cupertino manager will use this strategy for the future. This means the regular iPhone 15 and 15 Plus are getting the A16 Bionic chip for 2022. Meanwhile, the 15 Pro models could get a taste of the upcoming A17 Bionic chipset.
Camera: Not a Pro, bro
If we consider that we are talking about the regular iPhone 15, you can not expect that they will have the best camera solution from Apple. Over the years, one of the most visible and prominent differences between regular and Pro iPhones has been the rear camera system. While the higher end Pro iPhone may get a Periscope lens in 2023, we’re almost certain the regular ones won’t. You’ll probably have a regular lens layout on the back with some new gimmicky features, like Active Mode on the iPhone 14.
Bottom line: Is the regular iPhone becoming a bigger SE?
It’s no secret at this point that Apple is trying to sell more units of the iPhone Pro. With each passing year, the Cupertino tech giant is widening the gap between everyday products and the most advanced. This begs the question – are regular “high-end” iPhones slowly becoming just higher-end SE models?
SE iPhones include the latest technology for a budget-friendly price. Regular iPhones are slowly starting to include the more exciting and less exciting, new offerings – which are becoming exclusive. This, in a way, makes them “mid-range” phones in the context of the company with a reasonable price tag. Apple may possibly introduce a redesigned iPhone chassis in 2023. However, if so, will the regular iPhone 15 and 15 Plus get it? Considering Apple’s new strategy, probably not. We have to wait to get more details, through reliable leaks and reliable rumors.
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