Rumor has it that Apple will make major changes to the design of its new phone, the iPhone 15, due out next year.
According to leaks from Twitter user ShrimpApplePro, the iPhone 15 body structure will be made of titanium.
He also said that the glass back panel of the new iPhone body will have rounded corners and a flat screen like the iPhone 5C.
With this design, Apple hopes that users will be able to hold the phone more comfortably and lightly with the titanium body.
The leaker said it was too early to tell if Apple would adopt this design or prefer a shape like the iPhone 14 series.
This is not the only iPhone 15 rumor floating around online. Many other leaks started to flourish and became the talk of the netizens.
One is that the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max use solid-state keys for tactile responsive volume and power buttons instead of using physical buttons.
First introduced on the iPhone 7, the home button cannot be physically pressed by users, but instead vibrates in response to touch.
iPhone 8 and iPhone SE 2nd and 3rd generation also have a solid Home button powered by Apple’s Taptic Engine.
Apple used the same technology to enable touch keyboard presses in iOS 16 and the Force Touch trackpad used by MacBooks.
In a Twitter post, Kuo explained that Apple had to add a Taptic Engine to the left and right sides of the two high-end iPhone 15 models “to provide feedback that makes users feel like they’re pressing a physical button.”
As The Verge reported on Monday (October 31, 2022), this will increase the number of Apple Taptic Engines in the iPhone 15 from one to three.
Kuo didn’t mention a base or Plus model of the iPhone 15, so it’s safe to assume that these two options may still have physical power and volume buttons that can be pressed.
This is still just a rumor. Apple wanted to introduce solid-state buttons on the Apple Watch in 2018, but that hasn’t materialized yet. Even the latest Apple Watch Ultra still has a few physical keys.
Rumors about the iPhone 15 continued to surface about a year before its release. One of the much-discussed series right now is the iPhone 15 Pro, and as reported by MacRumors on Thursday (October 27, 2022), this model will feature 8GB of RAM.
In addition to having more RAM than previous iPhone models, a Taiwanese company called TrendForce has said that the iPhone 15 Pro will use the A17 Bionic chipset.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus models will use the A16 chipset currently featured in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Apple also made changes regarding the battery charging port while using USB C in the previous Lightning. This is consistent with Apple’s claim, as the Cupertino-based company seeks to comply with European Union rules.
It is known that Apple will follow the regulations enforced by the European Parliament regarding the use of USB Type-C as the charging standard for devices sold in the European Union.
Apple’s senior vice president of marketing, Greg Joswiak, made this announcement while speaking at the Wall Street Journal Tech Live event.
As quoted by The Verge, this statement came when Greg asked about the possibility of changing the Lightning port to USB Type-C. At the time, he replied that the company had to follow, as he had no other choice.
However, he did not disclose the details of the plan, including the possibility of applying the technology outside of Europe. Despite claims to comply, Apple itself doesn’t seem to be happy with these regulations.
Also discussed is not using the ‘Pro Max’ flap on the top line of the iPhone 15, which has been given the name iPhone 15 Ultra.
According to the leaks currently circulating, the iPhone 15 Ultra appears to have two front-facing cameras and larger storage options than the current iPhone 14.