8 things we’d love to see from iPhone 15 (yes, already)

We know, we all know. The iPhone 14 sequence hasn’t lengthy hit the cabinets. But now that we’ve seen this 12 months’s wares, there are nonetheless loads of things we’d like to see from the iPhone 15 as soon as September 2023 rolls round.
Some of our desires line-up with the gossip we’ve heard about subsequent 12 months’s gadgets, and others are purely gleaned from the warped minds of Team Stuff. What could possibly be higher?
1. We know it is going to be costly
Or at the least, we do if we imagine the tweets of a prolific Apple leaker generally known as LeaksApplePro. “iPhone 15 Ultra will price considerably extra to manufacture than iPhone 14 Pro Max,” they wrote in a beneath tweet. That price will virtually definitely be handed on to purchasers. The value for the iPhone 14 was raised over the earlier mannequin, outdoors of the US at the least, and if we’re taking a look at one other rise for subsequent 12 months’s flagship, that’s one expensive telephone.

iPhone 15 Ultra will price considerably extra to manufacture than iPhone 14 Pro Max
— LeaksApplePro (@LeaksApplePro) November 10, 2022

2. Everyone will get a go to to the Dynamic Island
This 12 months’s iPhone 14 Pro gadgets debuted the Dynamic Island; Apple’s fancy time period for the digital camera cut-out on the prime of the show. Rather than simply leaving a spot for the sensors, Apple has rolled the formed into iOS. The Dynamic Island can develop to present widgets, timers, and fast controls. It’s like a mini multitasking bar for the iPhone.

Since Apple has clearly finished loads of work on Dynamic Island, we don’t count on it to go anyplace anytime quickly. And we don’t need it to, both. Rather, we hope that each one fashions within the iPhone 15 line-up get to go to the Dynamic Island. It’s time to do away with the notch for good, together with on lower-end gadgets.
We’d additionally count on some refinements to the Dynamic Island, and doubtlessly some additional performance too. Pinned widgets on the Island, anybody?
3. The return of Touch ID

As individuals have been masked up over the previous couple of years, Face ID has proven a evident flaw… it wants to see your face. Apple has carried out some workarounds, reminiscent of utilizing the Apple Watch to unlock your iPhone, and even ignoring the masks in your face from iOS 15.4.
While these options have labored, Face ID having the ability to recognise you with a masks on does pose some safety questions. If solely there was one other resolution Apple already has up its sleeve…
What higher time to convey Touch ID again to the iPhone, both beneath show or within the energy button, like the most recent iPad mini. It’s quicker, extra dependable, and beloved by everybody. Plus, if Apple contains each Face ID and Touch ID on the iPhone 15, it’ll be essentially the most safe smartphone obtainable available on the market.
4. 8K video recording
For the previous few iPhone releases, the hearsay mill has churned out that 8K video recording is coming to the iPhone. We’re but to see it within the iPhone, but it surely’s an enormous “Yes please!” from us. With the brand new 48MP snapper included on the iPhone 14 Pro gadgets, we’ve by no means been nearer to the digital camera tech we’d like for 8K video.
The iPhone is already the most effective smartphone for video recording, and 8K capabilities will simply catapult the iPhone 15 to an entire new degree. We’re starting to see 8K shows develop into extra commonplace, so it’s time you can document content material to watch in all these crispy pixels.
5. Remove all of the ports (sure, it’s time)
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(*15*) controversially, it’s time for Apple to take away the ports from the iPhone, beginning with the iPhone 15. Yes, we wished this for the iPhone 14 too. Apple’s personal Lightning connector can now not minimize it. USB-C holds the crown because the de-facto normal. It’s a lot quicker, extra environment friendly, and it’ll absolutely make its manner to the iPhone subsequent 12 months – from 2024 the EU requires all charging ports to go to USB-C.
This is a difficult one to gauge. Some considerably unlikely rumours count on Apple to take away the ports from the iPhone totally, prefer it did the headphone jack with iPhone 7, and SIM tray with iPhone 14 however that will require a severe enhancement within the iPhone’s wi-fi charging functionality. Others reckon the iPhone will merely don a USB-C port, simply as Apple did with iPads and Macs. We wouldn’t be shocked if Apple finally goes portless although.
Not everyone seems to be a fan of this strategy, our resident Apple watcher and Stuff common Craig Grannell wrote this piece earlier within the 12 months about why a portless iPhone can be a nasty factor.
The Apple Watch Series 7 showcased how Apple can get better gadgets and not using a port (earlier Apple Watches had a diagnostic port). Could this pave the way in which to gadgets utilizing a wi-fi connector for restoration? If you’ll be able to cost, transfer recordsdata, and manually get better your iPhone all from MagSafe, why do we’d like the port? Granted, USB-C can be quite a bit quicker.
Couple this with virtually everybody utilizing wi-fi headphones, eSIMs, and AirDrop, some do assume it’s time to do away with all of the ports from the iPhone, as soon as and for all. Let’s see Jonny Ive’s design aspiration for the iPhone come true.
6. Periscope cameras
Periscope digital camera know-how entails a number of digital camera lenses at an angle, to lower a smartphone digital camera’s measurement, enhance zoom, and improve the megapixel rely. We’ve seen Samsung’s flagships head up to 100x zoom! With others introducing the intelligent digital camera tech, we now need it to come to the iPhone.
Introducing a periscope digital camera on the iPhone 15 would permit Apple to lastly take away the digital camera bump, match Samsung’s spectacular zoom capabilities, and enhance general image high quality. The iPhone already boasts a number of the greatest digital camera know-how obtainable, so why not add the latest-and-greatest as properly?
7. iPhone on Subscription
According to stories, Apple is engaged on a subscription mannequin for its {hardware} merchandise, particularly the iPhone. With this subscription, you’d be renting an iPhone somewhat than shopping for it outright or paying it off over a contract.
With a subscription like this, you may very well find yourself saving cash in your iPhone package deal. Apple might throw in all of the bells and whistles too. Think your iPhone, AppleCare, and Apple One multi function month-to-month subscription.
Apple wouldn’t want any additional tech to make this work, and we’re nonetheless listening to that it might roll out later this 12 months. While we’re not so positive Apple will get the service out in time for the iPhone 14 sequence, we see no cause this wouldn’t be prepared to launch alongside the iPhone 15 subsequent 12 months.
8. A redesign please
You’ll discover that we didn’t embrace something concerning the iPhone’s design or chipset. Early leaks of the iPhone 14 design from Jon Prosser confirmed the machine returning to an iPhone 4-esque design. In newer months, the consensus within the Apple neighborhood was that the redesign was pushed again to iPhone 15.
While we assume there might need been some adjustments since that unique leak, we’d guess the digital camera bump will likely be lowered or eliminated, the SIM tray eliminated on all variants, and doubtlessly there will likely be extra tweaks to the Dynamic Island. No doubt the usual iPhone 15 will get this 12 months’s A16 from the Pro, whereas the Pro will get a brand new chip.


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