In Mark Gurman’s latest newsletter, he fills us in on some details regarding the iPhone 15 series, which is set to launch in September.
A new display technology called low-injection pressure over-molding (LIPO) will enable the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max to narrow the bezels around the display to 1.5mm from 2.2mm on the iPhone 14 Pro series. LIPO displays have already been used on Apple Watch Series 7 and are now expected to be used on the iPhone Pro series and iPad Pro devices, too.
Ice Universe shared a mock-up of how the iPhone 15 Pro’s glass panels may look in a March hands-on video. There will be Dynamic Island cutouts on the regular and Plus models of the iPhone 15, but 120Hz ProMotion displays will be exclusive to the Pro models.
Secondly, the iPhone 15 Pro series will use a titanium frame instead of stainless steel, which has been used since the iPhone X days. It will feature an actual periscope lens exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro Max, which offers 6x optical zoom.
Furthermore, the Pro models will get the Apple A17 chipset built on TSMC’s 3nm node and slightly softer edges on the back. Apple’s iPhone 15 and 15 Plus will reuse the A16 processor from last year.
Moreover, Gurman expects that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 15 series will adopt the iPhone 14’s new chassis design, which will make it easier to repair the phones. The iPhone 15 generation will also feature USB-C.
While the iPhone 15 Pro Max is expected to cost $200 more than last year’s 14 Pro Max, the 15 Pro is expected to cost $100 more than last year’s 15 Pro.