iPhone 15 features roundup: From USB Type-C to iPhone 15 Ultra

By Kajoli Anand Puri | Published 28 Nov 2022 16:02 IST
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Trusted tipsters have begun reporting on the features of the upcoming Apple iPhone 15

  • New features include a periscope camera, solid state buttons, rounded designs, and more.

  • The Apple iPhone 15 is expected to launch in September 2023.

iPhone 15 features roundup: From USB Type-C to iPhone 15 Ultra
iPhone 15 features roundup: From USB Type-C to iPhone 15 Ultra

Apple recently launched the Apple iPhone 14 smartphones, and already, we’re hearing a lot of buzz about the upcoming Apple iPhone 15. While the latter’s release date has not been confirmed yet (and it is believed that it's still a long way off), reports of its possible features have started doing the rounds. 

The following are some of the features that we can expect to see in the upcoming premium smartphones.

Apple iPhone 15 Ultra

The mini variants of the Apple smartphones were discontinued with the launch of Apple iPhone 14 Pro as these devices failed to inspire great sales. This moniker was replaced with the Max moniker, with the brand offering the Apple iPhone 14 Max as one of the variants. Now, the brand plans to get rid of the Pro Max moniker and replace it with Ultra. We’ve already seen the Ultra nomenclature in a few Apple devices like the Apple Watch and the high-end version of the MI chipset. 

Solid state buttons on iPhone 15

The brand might be moving away from physical buttons altogether and will, instead, equip the upcoming smartphones with solid state buttons. The brand revealed the logic behind this in a shareholder letter, according to a MacRumours report. It said that the “largest change in new iPhone models next year is the removal of the buttons, which would require additional drivers for the haptics engine,”. 

Periscope camera on iPhone 15

Currently, all Apple smartphones use a telephoto lens that offers a 3x zoom. The Periscope camera will be a feature that enhanced the smartphone’s zoom capabilities, bringing the same to 10x optical zoom. The brand has been working on this lens for a while now, and we may see the same in the Apple iPhone 15 series. 

iPhone 15’s rounded design

According to ShrimpApplePro, the upcoming Apple 15 series will be bidding goodbye to the squared-off design we’ve gotten used to over the years. The brand is moving back to its rounded design (last seen on the Apple iPhone 5C launched in 2015. The Apple iPhone 15 series may also come with a titan chassis and will retain the pill-and-hole cutouts for the Dynamic Island featured on the Apple iPhone 14. 

USB Type C Port

India and the European Union have been fairly vocal about the need for common chargers across devices. In fact, the European Parliament has already passed a mandate that makes USB Type C chargers compulsory by 2024. Due to this, Apple may be moving towards USB Type C ports to bring us chargers that are similar to the ones we see on Android smartphones. This may spell the end of the lighting port. 

What do you think of these reported features? Read our review of the Apple iPhone 14 to know what the device offers. 

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About Me: Kajoli is a tech-enthusiast with a soft-spot for smart kitchen and home appliances. She loves exploring gadgets and gizmos that are designed to make life simpler, but also secretly fears a world run by AI. Oh wait, we’re already there. Read More