Apple’s upcoming keynote is expected to bring exciting announcements, with the main focus being on the iPhone 15 series. Similar to last year, Apple is set to release four models: the standard iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
The headlining acts of the iPhone 15 series will be the Pro and Pro Max models, which will feature new and improved form factors, updated processors, and advancements in the camera technology. One notable change is the slimmer and lighter design, achieved through the use of a new low-injection pressure over-molding (LIPO) display and a shift to titanium material instead of stainless steel.
The LIPO display technology, previously used on the Apple Watch Series 8, allows for thinner edges and larger displays. This means that the new iPhone Pro models will have significantly reduced bezel size, potentially allowing for a larger screen within a similar framework as the iPhone 14.
In addition to the design changes, the new iPhones are expected to support USB-C for charging and data transfer, in compliance with the EU law set to be enforced by 2024. The Pro models are likely to offer faster charging and transfer speeds compared to the non-Pro models.
Other hardware changes include the introduction of an Action Button, replacing the traditional alert slider. This button will serve as a quick shortcut key for camera app activation, flashlight, Siri, Shortcuts, and more. The camera systems in the Pro variants are also expected to see upgrades, with higher-megapixel telephoto and ultrawide lenses. The Pro Max model may even feature the iPhone’s first-ever periscope lens for capturing distant subjects with better focus and clarity.
Under the hood, the iPhone 15 Pro models are likely to come equipped with the faster and more efficient A17 Bionic chip, bringing improved performance and potentially, better battery life.
There were speculations that Apple would rebrand the “Max” variant to “Ultra,” following the introduction of the Apple Watch Ultra. However, it seems that this change will be reserved for the iPhone 16, as suggested by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.
Overall, the iPhone 15 series promises significant upgrades in design, cameras, processor, and potential advancements in battery life. Apple’s keynote is set to unveil these exciting features and bring the latest innovations to the hands of consumers.