“Wonderlust” is the tagline of the Apple Event that will take place on Sept. 12. In it, the new iPhone 15 line is going to be play the lead role. A periscope lens and a USB-C port will most likely be revealed.
Many details have been leaked over the past few months, including the periscope lens allowing for a much more powerful zoom feature. Zooming in 5x or even 10x could yield impressive results due to the new camera.
Finally USB-C (with a twist)
That Apple’s finally switching to the USB-C port is not down to the company itself. Rather, it’s because the EU requires every phone to start using USB-C to ensure interoperability. In other words, it hopes to ensure fewer cables will end up in the trash because they no longer serve any purpose. In 2012, the Lightning port debuted with the iPhone 5, after which just about every device within the Apple suite started using it. Now it’s almost certain that the iPhone 15 will switch to USB-C, as a leaked photo reveals.
However, ZDNet reported on a rumour that the USB-C connection at Apple may only be USB 2.0, a standard from the year 2000 with a maximum transfer speed of 480 Mbps. Coincidentally, that’s precisely the speed of Lightning cables. Despite this, the charging time of “at least some” iPhone 15 models should be shorter thanks to 35W charging.
Lighter, still SIM-free
The Pro variants of the iPhone 15 could be lighter thanks to the use of titanium instead of stainless steel for the device’s frame. A Chinese insider also stated that Apple was experimenting with a motherboard that would not allow SIM cards. Due to a lack of leaks confirming this, it seems that the iPhone 15 will not be SIM-free.