Summer has only just begun, but Apple fans are already looking forward to fall when the iPhone 15, 15 Plus, and 15 Pro are expected to arrive.
The range could also include the iPhone 15 Ultra, replacing the Pro Max.
As always, there are plenty of rumors about what the new devices could have in store, and one big change could come in the form of a titanium case for a device – great news for those prone to dropping their phone.
Apparently, Apple, a website that “celebrates Apple’s spirit of innovation,” has reported on supply chain reports from China that suggest the iPhone 15 Pro will have a titanium alloy frame instead of the usual stainless steel base.
Titanium has the same strength as stainless steel but can be up to 45% lighter.
It’s not the first time Apple has used titanium in its products – that honor goes to the Apple Watch Ultra. Commenting on the change, the company said: “To build the ultimate sports watch, we meticulously crafted every element to deliver unparalleled performance.” “Titanium strikes the perfect balance of weight, strength and corrosion resistance.”
However, the Watch Ultra also has a relatively high price, also because titanium is more expensive than stainless steel. This could also push up the price of the iPhone 15 Pro. Apple declined to comment on the rumors.
A titanium exterior also requires a new coating process for both existing colors and those rumored to be coming to the lineup with the launch of the iPhone 15 Pro.
In February, 9to5Mac reported that the Pro model’s “exclusive” color would be a new dark red, which its source described as purple. Recently, the source said the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus would be available in a mint-like green, “close to the green of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12.”
Green hasn’t been around since, and neither the iPhone 13 nor 14 ranges are available in that hue.
Another big change could come in the form of the charging port. Apple has long done its own thing when it comes to chargers, and its port has evolved over the years into today’s Lightning version.
However, a new EU regulation stipulates that by the end of 2024 all mobile phones will need a standard USB-C charging port. While Apple’s senior vice president of global marketing said the company had “no choice” but to comply with the ruling, given the schedule, the change could come later this year or with a potential iPhone 16 next fall.
The new range is expected to launch in September, so be sure to check out that space.
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