According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 15 Pro Max will feature a periscope lens for up to 5-6x optical zoom. This will supposedly allow the camera to zoom without losing image quality.
Leaks have suggested that iPhone 15 series will continue to use a titanium frame and subtle curved edges. Other design changes like a USB-C port and solid-state buttons are unlikely to be included.
The iPhone 15 series will retain the dust resistance of its predecessors with an IP68 rating. This means that the device can withstand immersion in water up to 6 meters deep for 30 minutes. This is more than enough to save it from accidental spills or a quick trip to the pool. However, it is a good idea to avoid salt water because the acid can cause damage to the internal components of your phone.
The new iPhones are also more resistant to dirt than ever. This will come in handy if you like to use your smartphone in harsh environments such as construction sites or hiking trails. Moreover, the new models have improved scratch resistance so that they can easily withstand common household stains.
Apple has been trying to include solid-state buttons on the iPhones for quite some time now, but it seems that they have run into technical issues that they are unable to resolve in time for the launch of the iPhone 15 series. It is possible that the company may introduce these buttons in future phones, though.
Camera Zoom Capabilities
Apple’s current iPhone models can offer only 3x optical zoom. Samsung, on the other hand, offers up to 10x optical zoom on its Galaxy phones.
A popular rumor is that this year’s iPhone 15 Pro series will feature a new periscope camera lens. This technology uses a prism and lenses to increase the zoom capabilities of a smartphone without making it thicker. However, a leaker says this will only be available on the larger iPhone 15 Pro Max.
According to a tweet from URedditor via MacRumors, the periscope camera will only be offered on the top-of-the-line model. This is in line with previous years, when only the bigger Plus models got a better camera system.
It also fits with the previous rumors that this year’s flagship phone will be more expensive than previous models.
In addition to the improved optical zoom capabilities, it’s also expected that this year’s model will have a more powerful processor and dt iphone 15 an upgraded Ultra Wideband chip for better integration with Apple’s upcoming Vision Pro headset. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, this chip will be built on a 7nm process compared to the 16nm one in the current U1 chip. This could improve performance and reduce power consumption for location-based features like AirDrop and Precision Finding in the Find My Phone app.
5G mmWave Support
Apple went all-in with 5G cellular technology this year, making its entire iPhone lineup capable of accessing fifth generation (5G) networks. This includes support for both Sub-6 GHz and mmWave 5G frequencies, which offer much faster download speeds than LTE.
However, potential buyers should note that not all 5G networks are equal. While the iPhone 15 series supports lightning-fast mmWave 5G networks, the international models lack this functionality and only support Sub-6 GHz. Furthermore, the international iPhone 12 series also lacks support for 600 MHz bands n260 and n261, as well as FirstNet, which are critical for T-Mobile customers.
For this reason, anyone planning on using a new iPhone to take advantage of mmWave 5G should be sure to opt for the USA model. The other international models of the iPhone 13 series should also be avoided since they lack a cutout for the mmWave antenna.
A YouTube channel called Wei Ji Fen WekiHome recently disassembled an iPhone XR to reveal Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X65 modem inside the innards. This modem is capable of accessing both mmWave and Sub-6 GHz 5G networks in the US, which means that Verizon customers can enjoy blazing fast download speeds on their mmWave network. Leaker ShrimpApplePro also claims that the iPhone 15 series will limit features like wireless charging and high-speed data transfer to accessories that are certified as Made for Apple (MFi). Cables with no MFi certification could slow down charging or prevent high-speed data transfers from occurring.