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08/15 Update: Hanstsaiz
This post was originally published on August 12.
New leaks for Apple’s iPhone 15 series have revealed multiple updates, including photos of their new USB-C ports, bezels, and a potential surprise upgrade for older iPhone generations as well.
USB-C Component Leak
- A pair of images showing the alleged USB-C component Apple will use across the iPhone 15 range have been published by separate sources.
- Credible insider Unknownz21 commented: “Upon closer inspection – key details match up perfectly, this looks to be the real deal.”
- USB-C will enable iPhone owners to carry a single cable for charging their iPads, iPhones, and MacBooks.
- iPhone and Android owners will be able to share cables for the first time.
- Potential for faster data and charging speeds for iPhones compared to Android rivals.
- Early leaks claimed iPhone 15 Pro models may ship with Thunderbolt 4 performance (40,000 megabits/sec).
- Popular insider Majin Bu shared upcoming screen protectors for the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, which highlight their super thin bezels.
- Expected to measure just 1.5mm thick.
- Breaking the record set by the Xiaomi 13 (1.81mm).
- Approximately 20% and 30% thinner than the Galaxy S23 Ultra and iPhone 14 Pro bezels, respectively.
- Impressive engineering achievement.
Confirmation of iPhone 15 Range and New iPhone 14 Versions
- Apple has seemingly confirmed the existence of its iPhone 15 range in its tvOS 17 beta code.
- The code references new versions of the iPhone 14 as well.
- Apple’s version numbers refer to chip generations, not model numbers.
- iPhone15 models use the A16 chip (iPhone 14 Pro/Pro Max) and iPhone16 models use the A17 chip (iPhone 15 Pro/Pro Max).
Potential Updates for iPhone SE4
08/14 Update: Unknownz21 has revealed the main design changes Apple is planning for the iPhone SE4 in 2024:
- Design based on iPhone 14.
- Face ID.
- Action button.
More Leaked Components
08/15 Update: More iPhone 15 components have leaked online courtesy of Majin Bu:
- Images show the packaged chip with model 3LD3.
- Function cannot be judged by the model.
- Speculation about potential encryption of the USB-C port to Apple-approved cables.
It is now clear that the iPhone 15 series will come with USB-C ports and ultra-thin bezels, marking a significant upgrade for iPhone users. The potential surprise upgrade for older iPhone generations and the confirmation of iPhone 14 versions and the iPhone SE4 further add to the excitement surrounding Apple’s upcoming releases.
With the inclusion of USB-C, iPhone owners will have the convenience of using a single cable for all their devices, while also benefiting from faster data and charging speeds. The ultra-thin bezels offer a more immersive display experience, setting a new record for engineering achievement.
While there are price increases expected, the limited stock at launch will still create a high demand for the new iPhone 15 models. Apple continues to innovate and meet customer demands with each new release.