Apple is set to bring some major upgrades to the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus

Following its usual annual tradition of launching new phones around this time, Apple is speculated to unveil its upcoming iPhone 15 series in September this year. About two months later, the company is likely to unveil the successor to the iPhone 14 series.

The upcoming event will showcase four models: iPhone 15, Plus, Pro and Pro Max. However, in this article our focus will be on the standard versions. Based on current leaks, it appears that the iPhone 15 and its Plus variant will receive three significant enhancements compared to their previous iterations. Here is a comprehensive overview of all the information available to us at this point.

Dynamic Island comes to Non-Pro

As per leaks, the standard versions of the iPhone 15 series are rumored to include Apple’s new Dynamic Island feature while offering a punch-hole display design. Although there is no official confirmation about this yet.

For the time being, this design is exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro model. However, there are rumors that this may change for the iPhone 15 series. The inclusion of this new design will help Apple differentiate the latest version from the previous model, after it received criticism last year for maintaining the same design for the regular model over an extended period.

Furthermore, the leak also indicates that the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus could sport a frosted glass back with a matte finish, reminiscent of the design seen on last year’s iPhone 14 Pro models.

The standard versions of the iPhone 15 series are rumored to have 48-megapixel rear cameras, similar to those found on the iPhone 14 Pro models. This represents a significant improvement over the 12 megapixel sensor found in previous iPhone models.

However, it is important to note that the regular models are not expected to include a telephoto lens for optical zoom or a LiDAR sensor, as these features are reportedly reserved for the higher-end models. On the other hand, the Pro Max model is rumored to have a more prominent camera module, which could include a periscope lens capable of offering up to 5-6x optical zoom capability, apart from other sensors.

USB-C becomes the norm

According to reports, one possible change in the 2023 iPhone is that Apple will replace its Lightning port with a USB Type-C port. This shift to USB-C will simplify the charging process for users, as they will only need to carry a single USB-C charger that can be used for multiple devices.