We received our arms on an unique set of mockup iPhone 15 models — full with working buttons. Here is how the design modifications and options examine to the iPhone 14 lineup.
In our arms, we now have all of Apple’s 2022 iPhones alongside fashions of the purported 2023 fashions, together with the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Professional, and iPhone 15 Professional Max. As demonstrated, display sizes will doubtless stay the identical with two measuring 6.1 inches and two measuring in at 6.7 inches.
Extremely detailed mockups of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Professional
These iPhone 15 models are individually machined mockups utilized by producers to check their instances and equipment earlier than the brand new iPhone’s launch. They’re very exactly crafted, right down to the hundredth of a millimeter in every dimension.
In comparison with the plastic dummies we often see later within the 12 months, these all-metal fashions are faster to fabricate out of a single block of aluminum.
These models give us a good suggestion of what to anticipate when it comes to total measurement, modifications to the digital camera module, up to date buttons, and which port is getting used.
Our fashions use the newest CAD pictures out there, the one’s equipment makers are already utilizing to create iPhone 15 equipment and can doubtless be what the brand new lineup appears to be like like when it unveils later this 12 months.
As a result of these are non-working dummies, we won’t glean any inner or software program modifications. We nonetheless count on to see the A17 Bionic processor on the Professional fashions, however we won’t verify that with these dummies.
Adjustments for the entire iPhone 15 lineup
Earlier than we get to the model-on-model modifications, let’s discover modifications coming to your complete iPhone 15 lineup.
The very first thing that jumped out to us was the texture of the units. The brand new iPhone 15 fashions all had extra rounded edges.
They nestled extra simply into your hand and lacked the sharp proper angles of the iPhone 14 lineup. They don’t seem to be as beveled because the iPhone X and iPhone 11, however within the center.
As has been rumored for a while, there’s a USB-C port as an alternative of Lightning on all iPhone 15 fashions.
The port is visibly greater than the outdated Lightning port and after we examined it with a USB-C cable, it match like a glove. A Lightning cable didn’t match accurately.
iPhone 14 vs iPhone 15
If we begin with Apple’s entry-level units. There seems to be no bodily measurement distinction from the iPhone 14 Plus to the iPhone 15 Plus.
When held face-to-face, they occupy the identical footprint and are simply thick. The identical does not go for the iPhone 14, although, because the iPhone 15 is barely taller by possibly a millimeter or much less.
The digital camera bump on the iPhone 15 stays the identical measurement although the lenses protrude barely extra, indicating some change to the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus cameras.
It is solely a guess, however the iPhone 15 dummies present a top level view of the display and do not level to any notch. That might again up rumors that each one iPhone 15 fashions will get the Dynamic Island this 12 months, ditching the notch.
In any other case, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus look practically similar to their 2022 counterparts. Sure, that features the buttons down the aspect.
iPhone 14 Professional vs iPhone 15 Professional
Each iPhone 15 Professional and iPhone 15 Professional Max have extra modifications when in comparison with the 15 and 15 Plus. Notably, the aspect buttons have modified. The person quantity buttons at the moment are a brand new lengthy piece of metallic that may rock up or down.
The mute toggle swap received swapped for a tiny new button. The button presses and is not a solid-state button.
Apple might theoretically open this button as much as customers equally to the Motion Button on the Apple Watch Extremely so as to add extra performance.
For the cameras, there’s a sizable change year-over-year. The digital camera lenses are the identical total top when measured from the entrance of the cellphone, however the entire digital camera module has expanded.
The bottom of the bump and the peak of the bump is now bigger. As a result of the bottom is larger, it makes the lenses technically stick out much less.
We additionally in contrast the iPhone 15 Professional and the iPhone 15 Professional Max cameras. They seem like bodily similar, although new rumors prompt that the periscope lens can be unique to the iPhone 15 Professional Max.
If this rumor is correct, it is not discernible from the bodily digital camera dimensions.
When evaluating the bodily measurement of the iPhone 15 Professional to the 14 Professional, the brand new cellphone is thicker however narrower and shorter. Which means that the iPhone 15 Professional matches in an iPhone 14 Professional case, however slides proper out due to the smaller dimensions.
It is not lots thinner and shorter, lower than a millimeter. When holding them each, the brand new cellphone feels smaller due to the scale and the rounded bezels.
The iPhone 15 Professional Max had the identical modifications, a millimeter shorter and narrower, however half a millimeter thicker.
iPhone 15 — Out there in September 2023
Except for the thickness modifications, the up to date cameras, the port, and the brand new aspect buttons, these very a lot seem like iPhones. They appear and feel like practically all iPhones that got here earlier than them.
Apple does not wish to ditch its broadly recognizable design. It will not be till the rumored iPhone Fold that we see any substgantial change within the iPhone design.
Different options we nonetheless count on to see for iPhone 15 embody brighter OLED shows for the professional collection, Wi-Fi 6E, the A17 Bionic processor, and a potential new titanium chassis.
If historical past holds, Apple will announce the brand new iPhone 15 lineup at a streamed media occasion in early September