Apple’s iPhone 15 is expected to launch in September. As usual, rumors have been swirling around the phone’s features.
It’s rumored that the Pro models will get Sony’s new image sensor with state of the art technology. It’s also expected that Apple will switch to USB-C charging. And the bezels will be slimmer too.
Apple is expected to upgrade its iPhone 15 lineup with a number of small improvements. For example, the Pro models will get a more powerful Wi-Fi chip. This is a welcome improvement since the current generation lacks support for the latest wireless standards. According to rumors from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new phones will feature an upgraded Ultra Wideband chip with support for Wi-Fi 6E.
Other improvements may include a more responsive Touch ID sensor and a redesigned mute button that could function like the Action button on the Apple Watch Ultra. Based on leaked CAD files, the mute button may be able to perform various functions, including activating shortcuts or turning on the flashlight.
Apple is also expected to improve the battery life of its smartphones. According to a rumor from RGcloudS, the iPhone 15 will be using a stacked battery design, which should allow for larger capacities.
If you’re an iPhone owner, the camera upgrades coming in the iPhone 15 are something to look forward to. According to rumors, the regular iPhone 15 and the Pro and Pro Max models will be equipped with 48MP Sony image sensors. While this upgrade won’t necessarily improve the overall quality of photos, it could help fight overexposure and underexposure in bright conditions.
Sony’s new state-of-the-art sensor technology reportedly doubles the saturation signal in each pixel, resulting in better dynamic range and reducing the risk of overexposure. Furthermore, it can capture more light than normal cameras to combat underexposure in low-light conditions.
Meanwhile, the iPhone Pro and Pro Max may feature an upgraded periscope lens for improved zoom capabilities. Apple’s rivals typically limit their periscope lenses to their larger phones, but the new Pro models might be able to offer 2x lossless telephoto zoom. This is a massive improvement over the current 3x optical zoom that only Pro models can get.
Apple has always been able to get impressive battery life from its iPhones. However, the iPhone 15 is expected to have even more endurance if recent rumors are true.
The iPhone 15’s stacked batteries could offer increased power density, meaning more milliamp-hours in the same space without increasing the phone’s size. This technology is already available on electric cars and could help Apple’s phones stay competitive in terms of longevity.
Another improvement is an advanced processor that will use less energy than its predecessors. Apple’s A17 Bionic chip is rumored iphone 15 series to have up to 35 percent reduced power consumption. Other rumors point to improvements in the OLED screen, which can individually turn off pixels to display “true black” and use less power.
All models are also rumored to have USB-C, which supports faster charging and data transfer. This modern port is much easier to work with than older USB versions, which can clog easily and cause overheating.