After the unveiling of Apple’s new augmented reality headset, rumours and expectation for the autumn release of the company’s upcoming iPhone, rumoured to be dubbed the iPhone 15, remain high. These rumours, together with the EU decision requiring USB-C charging on devices sold in Europe last year, might lead to a variety of design changes from Apple’s customary style. A USB-C port will the iPhone 15 have? Will Apple raise the price of the iPhone in 2023? Any mention of the “iPhone 15” will it receive? Although no one outside of Apple is certain, these rumours will no doubt pique our interest until Apple hosts its next iPhone presentation.
Upgrade to wireless charging
All iPhone 15 models will support 15W wireless charging utilising the Qi2 open standard, according to a reliable power-related website. If this information proves to be accurate, the iPhone 15 may usher in a brand-new era of wireless charging technology that can fully recharge the gadget. Prior to this, Apple had set a 7.5W cap on open wireless charging standards, leaving Apple MagSafe licenced accessories with a full 15W charge speed.
Lightning Cable is gone, hello USB-C
Despite years of rumours, the transition from a Lightning connector to a USB-C connector may ultimately take place in 2023. That may be the result of pressure from the European Union, which has long advocated for a uniform billing norm. The group was able to establish laws in 2022 mandating that if Apple wants to sell its iPhones in the EU, such devices must have USB-C connections by 2024.
Whether Apple would upgrade all iPhone models to USB-C or only those offered in the EU is the subject of debate. Apple already makes regional modifications to its iPhone models, as shown with the iPhone 14: While other variations still have a SIM slot, the US version has an electronic SIM. However, according to Avi Greengart, an analyst at Techsponential, there are compelling reasons to switch over to USB-C for all future iPhone models.
Dynamic Island now supports all models
With the iPhone 15 range, Apple is probably going to keep offering four different iPhone models. According to rumours, all versions will have a mostly similar look, with the exception that the Dynamic Island cutout from the iPhone 14 Pro is expected to appear on all of them.
This rumour originates from display analyst Ross Young, who also stated in a September tweet that the supply chain prevents base iPhone 15 models from having a greater refresh rate than Apple’s Pro iPhones.
More RAM for Pro models
The Pro variants of the iPhone 15 series will receive an increase in RAM to 8GB from 6GB to accompany the anticipated A17 Bionic processor, claims Taiwanese research firm TrendForce. According to TrendForce, base models will continue to have 6GB RAM. A study report from Haitong International Securities analyst Jeff Pu appears to support this rumour as well.
Price of iPhone 15
Since the 2007 release of the first iPhone, prices have skyrocketed. And it may occur once more in 2023 with the iPhone 15, but not in the manner you might anticipate. Currently, it is anticipated that the ordinary iPhone 15 will cost the same.
However, if rumours of a luxurious iPhone 15 Ultra come to pass, the price range’s maximum limit may be raised. Next year, the iPhone 15 Pro Max may be replaced by the rumoured Ultra variant, according to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg. This is consistent with Kuo’s expectations that Apple will further distinguish between the iPhone Pro and iPhone Pro Max models. Other rumours, however, claim that the iPhone 15 Ultra will be an improvement above the iPhone 15 Pro Max. The entry-level iPhone 14 model with 128GB of storage costs $829 in the US, while the most expensive iPhone 14 Pro Max with 1TB of storage costs $1,599.