After the Apple iPhone 14 series brought rather minor changes compared to the 13 series iPhones, this year the iPhone 15 series should change a lot again. This also includes the new LIPO displays (Low-Injection-Pressure-Over-Molding) of the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. With the LIPO technology, Apple wants to reduce the edges around the display to just 1.5 mm, compared with 2.2 mm for the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. The LIPO process has been used since the Apple Watch Series 7. In addition to the next iPhone Pro models, the next iPad Pro generation could also get the new displays.
The glass panels of the iPhone 15 Pro were shown in a video back in March. Tipster Ice Universe also posted a model of what the new displays could look like. The base iPhone 15 and 15 Plus models are expected to adopt the Dynamic Island design. However, the 120Hz ProMotion displays remain exclusive to the Pro variants, at least for now.
The second big change to the iPhone 15 Pro series is the move to a titanium frame, just like the Apple Watch Ultra. Titanium is significantly lighter and stronger than the current stainless steel frames. Apple has been using stainless steel since the days of the iPhone X. In addition, the camera setup gets an update with a real periscope lens, but only on the Pro Max. The new telephoto camera should offer up to 6x optical zoom.
The Pro models also get the new Apple A17 chipset, which TSMC manufactures in a 3nm process. The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus will inherit last year’s A16 processor. Gurman also anticipates that the iPhone 15 series will stick with the body design of the iPhone 14. This should make it easier to repair the upcoming Apple cell phones, that will also come with USB-C ports.
iPhone 15 Pro to be more expensive
The new features come at a price, though. While the base models remain at the previous prices, the iPhone 15 Pro should be more expensive by $100 and the Pro Max by up to $200. In the euro zone, where iPhones are already more expensive, the price increases could be even more pronounced.