Supposedly the iPhone 15 could be a real thing. We’ve seen plenty of leaked images of the device and it’s been the subject of plenty of debate. Supposedly there is a periscope lens system, reverse wireless charging and a storage tier of 2TB.
iPhone 15 could be renamed iPhone 2023
Speculation is already underway for the next generation of iPhone. While the iPhone 14 series is only a month old, rumors have already started to circulate. In fact, a leak on the internet could have already given us a clue about the iPhone 15.
The iPhone 15 series will reportedly be available in September 2023. The new models will feature an upgraded design. The phone’s display will be enhanced with a punch-hole design that eliminates the notch. The iPhone 15 series will also have a USB-C port, which is required by European law.
The iPhone 15 may also be the first phone to feature an under-display Face ID feature. Apple has explored under-display technology for a while. This feature won’t be available until 2025, but it’s still an interesting idea.
Reverse wireless charging
Using the iPhone to charge wirelessly is something that has been a rumored feature for years, but Apple has yet to implement it. Instead, Apple has been focused on making wireless connectivity an essential feature on all of its devices.
Apple recently filed a patent that has some hints that reverse wireless charging could be on the way. However, it is still too early to tell if this feature will ever make it onto an iPhone.
The patent also mentions wireless charging accessories, including the Apple Pencil. While the feature is not yet available on the iPhone, the Pencil could be charged by placing it on the display.
Several years ago, there was a rumor that Apple would replace the physical buttons on their iPhones with solid-state buttons. These would work with the company’s Taptic Engine, which provides haptic feedback when you press the buttons on an iPhone. The company also uses the same technology with its trackpads on Macs.
Apple’s Taptic Engine is a vibration motor that simulates the feel of a physical button. It powers the Home button on the iPhone 8 as well as the Force Touch trackpad on the MacBook. It also powers the Touch ID sensor on iPhones.
Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known Apple analyst, believes that Apple will replace the physical buttons on the iPhone 15 with solid-state buttons. He says that the iPhone 15 Pro models will include the new technology. He also predicts that the iPhone 15 and the iPhone 15 Plus will come with clicky buttons. These buttons would be similar to the ones on the iPhone 7.
The iPhone 15 Pro models could have solid-state volume and power buttons. However, Kuo has said that high-end Android phones will also use the technology.
Periscope lens system
Several reports suggest that Apple will include a periscope lens system in the iPhone 15. This will allow for an enhanced optical zoom capability. The lens will allow users to zoom in super far without losing image quality.
Several smartphone manufacturers have already implemented periscope-style lenses, including Oppo, Huawei, and Samsung. Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 14 series in the fall of 2022. The line is expected to have significant upgrades, including autofocus for low-light performance and a larger sensor.
Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at Ming-Chi Kuo Associates, predicts that Apple will introduce a periscope camera in the iPhone 15 Pro in 2023. Apple will also adopt the technology in the iPhone 16 Pro and the iPhone 16 Pro Max in 2024.
Fixed 60Hz refresh rate
Earlier this year, Apple revealed their new iPhone 13 series. This new lineup features the latest iPhone processor, a retina display, and ProMotion technology.
Despite the new upgrades, one of the biggest complaints has been the 120Hz display. Apple has been a latecomer to the high refresh rate display game. Smartphones have been using this feature for a few generations, but catching up wasn’t easy.
However, it wasn’t until recently that users discovered that the 120Hz iPhone display has an unexpected downside. While the 120Hz refresh rate is great for the average iPhone user, it’s not quite as impressive for competitive mobile gamers.
This isn’t to say that Apple has failed to deliver on this technology. The company has made it simple to toggle the Low Power Mode on or off. The Low Power Mode is located at the top of Settings. You can also toggle it from the Control Center.
Storage tier at 2TB
Despite the rumors of a 2TB iPhone, Apple is actually selling a 256GB iPad Pro. In addition, the company is reportedly gearing up to introduce a 256GB iPhone variant.
Apple’s iCloud storage plan maxes out at 2 TB for the average family. That’s a lot of cloud storage for your money. That’s not to mention the fact that Apple hasn’t exactly been shy about offering users a $30 per month premium for adding additional storage. You can also upgrade iCloud storage from the Apple menu.
The 2TB iCloud storage tier is a significant move on the part of Apple. As we’ve learned from Apple’s recent overhaul of the iCloud suite, the company has been making it easier for users to add and remove storage from the cloud. In fact, some users have already been filling out their 2 TB buckets with a slew of 4K videos.