Apple’s iPhones have been battery champs for years, but a new chip and a few changes to the design could give them an even bigger lead. This year’s iPhone 15 is rumored to have new colors and a smaller camera bump.
The CAD files published by 9to5Mac last week have been tweaked into more aesthetically pleasing renders by Ice Universe. They show a USB-C port, narrower bezels and a less obnoxious camera bump.
Improved battery efficiency
A huge focus on the iPhone 15 has been enhancing power capabilities. According to rumors, the new iPhone is set to get a iphone 15 series bigger battery compared to the iPhone 14 Pro, which should provide more all-day usage for streaming, gaming, and more.
Additionally, the iPhone 15 could also see improvements to its existing chips to improve performance and lower the power consumption. Apple reportedly wants to switch from its 40nm OLED display driver chip to a 28nm version for the iPhone 15 series, which should reduce its power consumption by up to 40%.
Another possible battery improvement is a more efficient Time-of-Flight (ToF) vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL). Sources have said that Apple is looking to reduce the amount of energy needed for the ToF VCSEL, and it may even be able to drop the IR emitter, which is used to focus the ToF sensor’s light.
On the design front, rumor has it that the iPhone 15 will ditch the squared edges for a more pebble-like finish with rounded corners. This is a design change that would please those who don’t like the sharp, flat edges of recent iPhone models.
Apple’s FaceTime video messaging app has been reworked to offer better audio and new features for group calls. The new Spatial Audio feature lets you hear your friends in a way that corresponds with their video feed’s position on the screen, while the Background Noise Reduction can make sure there’s no interruptions during the call. Moreover, you can now generate FaceTime links that let users join from iOS and Android devices as well.
A leaked render has supposedly shown what the iPhone 15 will look like. The phone will have a USB-C port, curvier edges, and a less obnoxious camera bump than the one in its predecessor. The render also shows a Blue color option and a brushed finish suggesting that the phone will have titanium chassis.
Rumors have suggested that the iPhone 15 might have a more powerful camera, an A17 Bionic chip, and a bigger battery. Besides, it is expected to have a new display with OLED technology. Additionally, it will have a larger microphone and support a faster wireless charger. Apple’s upcoming mobile platform, iOS 15, is expected to include several improvements for FaceTime and other Apple apps. A revamped SharePlay, for example, allows you to easily transfer content from your iPhone to an HDTV. Other features include Focus, a feature that reduces distractions and time sucks by filtering out notifications.
Camera smart HDR
Apple’s latest iPhone models have a powerful feature called Smart HDR that automatically adjusts your photos using machine learning. The technology splices together multiple frames before and after you snap the photo to capture bright highlights, mid-tones, and dark shadows. The result is a more balanced image with higher contrast and better details.
Traditional HDR techniques require you to take multiple exposures of the same scene and then manually combine them with photo editing software. With this feature on your smartphone, you can skip that step and save time.
You can toggle it on or off in the Camera app settings menu on your iPhone XS, XS Max, or iPhone XR. On the older models, you can enable it by tapping the “HDR” icon next to the shutter button.
Rumors suggest the iPhone 15’s cameras will have a larger bump than last year’s models. Renders based on leaked CAD files show the camera lenses sticking out of the phone with a bigger base. MacRumors speculates that the change may allow the cameras to have a new 48-megapixel Sony image sensor. This could bring more detailed photos, improved low light performance, and better zoom capabilities. The bump also reportedly houses the mute switch, which will move to a pill-shaped format instead of separate buttons (like on Android phones).