If you’re shopping for an iPhone 15 this year, you may be surprised to find out Apple is going to release a few new colors. The company is reportedly adding a light green and yellow model.
Other rumors suggest the basic squared-off design that launched with the iPhone 12 will remain in place for the Pro and Pro Max models. However, a new mute button and USB-C ports could help them stand out.
iPhone 15 Specifications
The iPhone 15 is expected to have a slightly thicker body with rounded edges and a titanium frame, similar to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Plus. It is also rumored to include a new red color option for the Pro and Pro Max, as well as a redesigned “mute” button that could be used to activate different functions such as taking the phone out of silent mode or running shortcuts.
In terms of hardware, all the models are expected to feature Dynamic Islands and a USB-C port for faster data transfer and charging speeds. The Pro models are rumored to feature a periscope zoom camera for 5x or 6x optical zoom capabilities. The iPhone 15 will be the first smartphone to have a chip made using Apple supplier TSMC’s 7nm production process, which should offer iphone 15 better performance and lower power consumption.
Some outlets have managed to get their hands on dummy units for testing accessories and cases, and it looks like the iPhone 15 will no longer feature solid state buttons. Instead, a redesigned “Action Button” is set to replace the mute switch, and it is rumored to let users run different shortcuts or access accessibility features with just one click. Apple may also add a new Ultra Wide Band chip to allow the phones to work more seamlessly with other Apple hardware, such as the upcoming Vision Pro headset.
iPhone 15 Design
Apple isn’t expected to change the overall look of its iPhone 15 models. Instead, it’ll likely focus on minor improvements, including a slimmer bezel and new colors.
Rumors suggest that the ‘Pro’ versions of the iPhone 15 will feature titanium frames to improve durability. This is a notable upgrade over the iPhone 14’s aluminum construction. Additionally, the ‘Pro’ models are believed to maintain a 120 Hz display refresh rate first introduced with the iPhone 13 Pro.
The mute switch will also see an update. A leaked CAD image from ShrimpApplePro suggests that it will become a single, elongated button that can perform various quick actions. Based on iOS 17 beta code, this could include accessibility options, camera activation, flashlight control, concentration mode activation, or running shortcuts.
Other cosmetic changes may also be in store for the iPhone 15. According to 9to5Mac, the standard non-Pro model will feature a deep red color that’s more vibrant than the current Product RED shade. The phones will also feature a smaller pill-shaped cutout in the screen for the Face ID sensor. Lastly, the iPhone 15 will likely support eSIM in most countries to replace the current physical SIM cards.
iPhone 15 Colors
Traditionally, iPhone models come in five colors at launch and receive one new color in spring (like this year’s yellow iPhone 14). But according to rumors, the iPhone 15 will offer more color options than usual.
9to5Mac claims that the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro will have Midnight Black, Starlight White, Product RED, and two new shades: light blue and light pink. The former option would look similar to the green shade offered by the iPhone 14. The latter is a bubblegum pink that should appeal to Apple’s female audience.
As for the other rumored shade, it’s said to be a bluish color reminiscent of the ocean’s Pacific Blue. This shade should complement the titanium casing of the Pro models, according to MacRumors and tipster Unknownz21.
Besides these color options, the iPhone 15 is expected to be available in gold, silver, and space gray. It is also rumored to feature a textured matte back that looks similar to the one on the iPhone X. Apple could unveil the iPhone 15 lineup at a special event this September. It’s expected to include several major upgrades, such as a new Titanium body and an Action Button, plus USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 data speeds and 35W fast charging capabilities.