Apple's upcoming 'Wonderlust' event is set to announce the series IPhone 15 This year, tomorrow is Tuesday the twelfth of September. Over the course of a whole year, we heard and read about many rumors about what these devices could be, and thus we have a good perception and concept about them. In this guide, we highlight everything we expect to see at Apple’s conference to reveal the iPhone 15 and other devices with it. .
iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus
◉ This year, Apple plans to maintain the four-inch iPhone lineup, with the standard iPhone 15 models coming in 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch sizes, just like the previous year.
◉ The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will bear a striking resemblance to the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, with one big change, which is their inclusion of a USB-C port instead of Lightning, which will allow the iPhone, iPad, and Mac Sharing the same charger and charging cable. Apple is making this change due to regulatory changes in Europe that require electronics to have a unified charging port, so USB-C technology has been adopted and applied around the world. This is also to reduce electronic waste and the resulting carbon emissions.
◉ Previous year’s iPhones retained the notch design; However, this year, it will be eliminated completely and forever, and all models will come with the Dynamic Island design, which was first introduced in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, which will lead to a larger screen area.
◉ While the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will get the dynamic island feature, other screen technologies such as the ProMotion refresh rate and always-on display technology will remain exclusive to the Pro models.
◉ In addition, there is a slight design change regarding the glass back. Traditionally, frosted frosted glass has been a feature of the iPhone Pro lineup since its inception.
Frosted glass, is a type of glass that has a matte appearance instead of a glossy, reflective appearance. It provides a unique and stylish look to the devices.
It is expected that the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will also feature a frosted frosted glass back instead of glossy glass.
◉ Apple intends to offer new color options for the iPhone 15 series. Current speculation indicates the inclusion of colors such as blue, coral, which mixes orange and pink, and pale greenish yellow, in addition to the classic white and black.
◉ In addition, braided USB-C cables may be available in compatible colors, so that there is integration with every new iPhone model.
◉ The camera in the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will see a major update. Both models will feature a 48-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.6 aperture, aiming to deliver high-resolution images with improved quality in low-light conditions. As for the ultra-wide camera, it will remain with the same 12-megapixel resolution, meaning it will remain unchanged from the iPhone 14 models, without any improvements or updates.
◉ It is also expected that the new iPhones will contain new Qualcomm 5G modem chips with improved signal quality, reduced access time, and improved energy efficiency.
◉ iPhone Pro devices will also come equipped with the new A17 processor, but the standard iPhone 15 models will get an improved A16 chip, which is currently found in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
◉ As for other potential upgrades such as battery life, increased Wi-Fi speeds, or improved RAM for the standard iPhone 15 models, there have been no rumors circulating about them, and prices are expected to remain unchanged.
iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max
◉ The code in the iOS 17 update indicates that the button will be able to switch to silent mode, activate the camera, turn on the flashlight, activate the shortcut, turn on focus mode, launch the translation app, start a voice memo, and more.
◉ Like the iPhone 15 models, the iPhone 15 Pro models will come with a USB-C port, and it is rumored that the Pro models will support faster transfer speeds via USB 3.2 (20 Gb/s) or Thunderbolt (40 Gb/s). It is rumored that some iPhone 15 models, likely Pro models, will support charging speeds of up to 35 watts.
◉ There are minor improvements to the wide-angle and telephoto cameras in both Pro models to enhance low-light performance, but the 48-megapixel main camera is not expected to see any improvements. The iPhone 15 Pro Max will come equipped with the biggest new camera feature, which is the Perixop telephoto lens technology, or telephoto periscope lens, with real optical zoom of 5x or 6x instead of the current 3x.
◉ While the standard iPhone 15 models will use the A16 chip, the iPhone 15 Pro models will come with an A17 chip with a manufacturing accuracy of 3 nanometers, which will achieve noticeable improvements in performance and efficiency. An increase in battery life is expected.
◉ Apple will use the same Qualcomm 5G modem chip across the entire iPhone 15 lineup, and there are also rumors of a new Ultra Wideband “U2” chip that will integrate with the Apple Vision Pro glasses that will be released next year. Pro models will get Wi-Fi 6E, the latest and fastest that works with the 6 GHz band.
◉ As for the storage capacity, it may reach 2 TB, and the Pro models will contain 8 GB of random access memory (RAM), compared to 6 GB in last year’s Pro models.
◉ Both the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max have a rich feature set, which will ultimately lead to an increase in prices. Multiple sources said that Apple is already planning to raise prices, but it has not yet been confirmed by how much. New models can be $100 more expensive, with the iPhone 15 Pro starting at $1099 while the iPhone 15 Pro Max will start at $1199.
Apple Watch 9
There is definitely a new version of the Apple Watch, but we do not expect any design changes or additional health features.
◉ The Apple Watch 9 will mainly focus on internal improvements, mainly a new processor. Representing the upcoming S9 chip, built on A15 technology, this is the most significant update since the Apple Watch 6.
◉ There will be noticeable performance improvements in the Apple Watch 9, and we could see longer battery life.
◉The Apple Watch 9 is also expected to include an updated optical heart rate sensor and a new “U2” ultra-wideband chip that will provide better location accuracy.
◉ A possible addition is a new pink color for the aluminum version, along with the possible launch of a new strap featuring woven fabric and a magnetic clasp. Furthermore, there has been speculation that leather bands will be phased out in favor of more environmentally friendly alternatives.
Apple Watch Ultra 2
One leaker mentioned that the second generation Apple Watch Ultra may be lighter than the first generation, but it is not yet clear whether this is accurate. One change could be a new color option, with rumors pointing to a titanium black option.
AirPods with USB-C port
iPad XNUMXth generation
There have been no rumors about a new low-cost iPad, but throughout the device's history Apple has updated it on an annual basis. It is possible that we will see the eleventh generation iPad, but this is not certain.
Devices will likely come later this year
The iPhone 15 and Apple Watch 9 models may not be the last products we see in 2023. The first Mac devices with an M3 processor could be released before the end of the year, with rumors that Apple is planning to introduce a 3-inch MacBook Air M13 and a MacBook Pro. M3 13-inch, and Mac mini M3.
Mark Gurman says the M3 Macs will be coming this year, but analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the M3s won't be revealed until 2024, so it's unclear what might happen.
If new Macs are coming this year, Apple could hold an event in October or via a press release later in the year.
Mark Gurman also believes that there is a possibility of a new iPad Air being released this year as well. If so, maybe we can see it in October.