The iPhone 15 is not even official but, however I already know I am going to purchase it when it comes out. I do not say that calmly. Regardless that I work at CNET and report on the latest devices, I do not improve my private tech merchandise fairly often. For instance, I am nonetheless utilizing an iPhone 11 from 2019. However there are some iPhone 15 rumors which have me excited sufficient to confidently say I will be getting the subsequent iPhone at any time when it comes out (hopefully at Apple’s upcoming “Wonderlust” occasion). After all, none of those predictions are confirmed, however I’ve nonetheless been having a number of enjoyable following them. Listed here are a few of the ones I am personally essentially the most fascinated by.
USB-C lastly coming to the iPhone?
A serious rumor is that the iPhone 15 might change the Lightning charging port with a USB-C port. A brand new charging port would imply having to purchase issues like a brand new aux twine or, on the very least, an adapter, which might be a bit annoying. However I believe a change to USB-C would in the end have a internet constructive impact. It could imply you would cost varied gadgets — your MacBook, your iPad, your buddy’s Android and extra — with the identical cable. That sounds fairly candy to me.
Shopping for an iPhone with USB-C would additionally “future proof” the acquisition. Keep in mind the traditional 30-pin connectors? It took Apple solely two years to completely transition to Lightning on cellular gadgets after first introducing it on the iPhone 5. So it possible will not take very lengthy for Lightning to develop into outdated within the occasion USB-C involves the iPhone.
Dynamic Island on all iPhone 15 fashions
I do not care what anybody else has to say concerning the Dynamic Island. I am a fan. It is that little shape-shifting cutout on the high of the iPhone. I would like it on my subsequent cellphone as a result of I like the thought of with the ability to see, for instance, an incoming name with out having it taking on the complete display. The Dynamic Island is at present restricted to the iPhone 14 Professional and 14 Professional Max fashions, however show analyst Ross Younger predicts it is coming to the complete iPhone 15 lineup, not simply the Execs. I am enthusiastic about this rumor as a result of if it is true, it means I would not should get a 15 Professional or 15 Professional Max to have the Dynamic Island. However it will additionally make it tougher to determine between a Professional and non-Professional mannequin.
Potential processor upgrades
Rumor has it that the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus will get the A16 chip utilized in final 12 months’s 14 Professional and 14 Professional Max iPhones, whereas the 15 Professional and 15 Professional Max will get a brand new A17 chip. The A16 or rumored A17 chip would in all probability be an enormous step up from the A13 chip in my iPhone 11. They’d possible each provide advantages like sooner efficiency, enhanced graphics and higher battery life.
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