In the past month, there were some basic CAD images leaked that showed the possible design of the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro. However, the team at 9to5mac has now unveiled a fresh set of renders of the iPhone 15 Pro. They claim to have conducted extensive research, gathering exclusive details from MFi accessory makers and various other sources, along with new and highly-detailed CAD files provided by Max Weinbach.
These sources have all been independently verified, and the team is now highly confident that these renders offer the most accurate depiction of the iPhone 15 Pro design that has been seen thus far.
The iPhone 15 Pro is the subject of numerous rumors, with many speculating that it will represent a major upgrade from earlier models. The most significant change is rumored to be the introduction of a new titanium casing, featuring a rounder and more curvaceous design. Although seemingly subtle, the rounding of the edges is expected to provide users with a more comfortable grip, addressing a common complaint regarding the current iPhone’s sharp edges.
It is being reported that the cameras on the iPhone 15 Pro will be larger than its predecessor, the iPhone 14 Pro, in addition to sporting a new titanium frame. According to CAD files, the camera bump will be thicker, with significantly more prominent individual lens protrusions. These protrusions are said to be significantly larger in size compared to the already sizeable cameras seen on the iPhone 14 Pro.
Interestingly, according to CAD files, the iPhone 15 Pro Max may have a smaller camera protrusion than the iPhone 15 Pro. This difference in size could be due to the Pro Max model featuring a periscope camera exclusively for the larger model this year. As a result, it’s possible that the iPhone 15 Pro may have a more conspicuous camera bump than the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
It’s almost a given that camera upgrades are part and parcel of every new iPhone generation, and the iPhone 15 Pro is no exception. The size of the cameras alone suggests that Apple is preparing for a significant camera upgrade.
According to rumors, the iPhone 15 Pro is expected to feature all-new sensor technology that can capture more light and reduce overexposure or underexposure in certain settings. This new sensor technology could potentially result in significant improvements to the quality of the photos and videos captured by the iPhone 15 Pro.
There have been numerous rumors indicating that all models of the iPhone 15 will feature USB-C connectivity. Leaked images of a prototype device show a USB-C port with a distinctive metal surround that has a ribbed texture.
As is typical with Apple, only USB-C cables that are certified by the company will be capable of providing the fastest charging speeds. It remains to be seen whether Apple will include a USB-C cable with the iPhone 15 or if users will need to purchase one separately. Nonetheless, the introduction of USB-C to the iPhone lineup will likely be a welcome change for many users who have been clamoring for this feature for some time.
The iPhone 15 Pro is rumored to do away with physical buttons and mute switch altogether. Instead, solid-state haptic and mute buttons will be introduced to the device. According to recent reports, two new haptic engines will be dedicated to emulating a button press, essentially replacing the physical buttons.
Furthermore, 9to5Mac’s Filipe Esposito has reported that the mute switch will also receive the haptic treatment and function as a push button. It’s unclear at this time how Apple will integrate this new input method into the iPhone 15 Pro’s software, but the introduction of solid-state haptic and mute buttons is a departure from the traditional physical buttons and mute switch. This change has the potential to offer a new level of interactivity and customization for users. However, it remains to be seen how iPhone users will adapt to this new feature.
According to recent reports, one of the most exciting changes to the iPhone 15 Pro is the addition of a brand new deep red color option. This color is said to have the color code 410D0D and will be available alongside Apple’s usual lineup of White, Space Black, and Gold color options. Rumors suggest that this new red color may even replace the Deep Purple option that was available on the iPhone 14 Pro. The introduction of this new color is sure to generate a lot of buzz among iPhone fans who are always on the lookout for fresh and exciting color options.
The iPhone 15 Pro is said to be more compact than its predecessor, the iPhone 14 Pro, despite having the same screen size due to smaller bezels. With its rounded edges and reduced size, the phone is expected to be more ergonomic and comfortable to hold.
The rumored iPhone 15 Pro is set to continue Apple’s trend of shrinking the bezels, with the bezels of the device reportedly measuring at an incredibly small 1.55mm. This means that the phone will have an almost edge-to-edge display, providing users with a larger screen-to-body ratio for an immersive viewing experience.
To be more precise, the iPhone 15 Pro measures 70.46mm by 146.47mm with a thickness of 8.24mm, while the iPhone 14 Pro is slightly larger with dimensions of 71.45mm by 147.46mm and a thickness of 7.84mm.
Here’s a summary of the rumored features of the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro:
- All-new titanium casing with rounder edges
- Increased camera size with thicker camera bump and protruding lenses
- Possibility of a periscope camera in the iPhone 15 Pro Max model
- All-new sensor technology for improved camera performance
- USB-C port with unique metal surround and ribbed texture
- Solid-state haptic and mute buttons replacing physical buttons
- Introduction of Deep red color option replacing Deep Purple
- Slightly smaller size compared to iPhone 14 Pro, with smaller bezels and same screen size
Although it is currently speculation, and nothing has been officially announced by Apple until the device is revealed on stage. As the launch date for the iPhone 15 approaches, the latest leak give us a credible preview of what we can look forward to from Apple later this year. We’ll continue to keep you informed as we learn more about the rest of the iPhone 15 lineup in the coming weeks.