According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s prediction made last month, Apple would eliminate physical buttons for “two high-end iPhones” in 2023, widening the gap between Pro and non-Pro phones. To put things in perspective, Cirrus Logic developed a large portion of the haptic technology that currently powers iPhones, which is probably required for a button-free iPhone 15 Pro to function.
This time, it’s Barclays’ analysts who make the prediction based on statements made by Cirrus Logic during a recent earnings call and a letter to shareholders.
Only a month has passed since the release of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro lineups, but speculation about the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro for the following year is already rife. The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro are currently anticipated to be significant upgrades: USB-C, the Universal Dynamic Island, and many other things
Screen sizes of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus
The 5.4-inch iPhone “mini” option was removed from the iPhone 14 lineup in favor of the larger iPhone 14 Plus, which has a 6.7-inch screen. Apple reportedly plans to stick with this strategy even if the iPhone 14 Plus sells less than expected.
This indicates that the iPhone 15 with a 6.1-inch display and the iPhone 15 Plus with a 6.7-inch display are both on the horizon.
Adding the dynamic island for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will be the most notable change to the displays. Dynamic Island is currently only compatible with the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The notch favors two distinct display cutouts that are cleverly combined through software.
However, while the Dynamic Island will be present on the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, two other display features that are only available on the “Pro” and “Pro Max” models won’t be included. First, according to rumors, Apple’s ProMotion display technology, which supports refresh rates ranging from 1 Hz to 120 Hz, won’t be included with the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus.
As a result, since an always-on display depends on ProMotion and LTPO display technology, support for it won’t be added to the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus.
Apple will almost certainly replace the ten-year-old Lightning connector on the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus with USB-C.
Right now, it’s a little unclear from the rumors what kind of camera improvements we can anticipate for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. A number of camera improvements were made with the iPhone 14, including a significantly improved front-facing camera and the Photonic Engine for better processing.
Next year, we predict Apple to improve upon the current camera hardware, either with new hardware or new software features. Over the upcoming months, more rumors will circulate.
The A16 Bionic chip, which is currently employed in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, is anticipated to power the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. This continues Apple’s strategy, which was introduced this year, of dividing iPhone performance between Pro and non-Pro models.
While the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are powered by the older A15 chip, they do have the 6-core version of the iPhone 13 Pro. The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max have the most recent A16 chip.