New Delhi,Updated: Jan 9, 2023 09:05 IST
Abik Sengupta: The next-generation iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models will feature Apple’s exclusive Dynamic Island notch. As reported by prominent Apple analyst and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the new iPhones likely to launch in September or October will require his Type-C for charging, due to the EU’s universal charging solutions rule. A port will also be included. The iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max have a titanium frame instead of stainless steel for a more luxurious look. Additionally, titanium is relatively lighter and more durable than steel. It is also used in many luxury watches because it does not easily react with oxygen.
In the latest Power On newsletter, Gurman claims the new iPhone 15 model will have a “faster processor,” though the moniker remains unknown. Apple may call it the A17 Bionic chip. This is the successor to his A16 Bionic chip that powers the iPhone 14 Pro model. Meanwhile, iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Max variants could feature his own A16 chipset. The newsletter also highlights that the iPhone 15 Pro will replace physical volume rockers with tactile buttons.
This means Apple will cut another set of physical buttons on the iPhone. Last year, Apple removed the physical SIM card tray and offered e-SIM support in all iPhone 14 models. However, this change is limited to the US market only. As mentioned, the new Pro models and vanilla variants will reportedly come with a Dynamic Island notch. Apple introduced this technology in the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, breaking the old notch and punch hole monotony found in many Android smartphones. Dynamic island notches can resize based on notifications. Users can view notifications for Apple Pay transactions, low battery warnings, AirDrop transfers, and privacy indicators. It was previously reported that all models of the iPhone 15 will have improved cameras.
Aside from the iPhone 15 models, the latest edition of the Power On newsletter highlights that 2023 will be a boring year for Apple. The biggest expected launch from the company is a mixed reality headset that has been in development for years. Apple’s mixed reality headset will reportedly be on display ahead of his WWDC 2023 in June. It will likely go on sale later this year.
Gurman also expects new MacBook and Mac Pro launches with the latest M2 chipset, but the design remains unchanged. The analyst expects the same for his upcoming iPad models.