iPhone 15 Reportedly Enters Early Trial Production Stage

The iPhone 15 has entered early "machine trial production" with main iPhone assembler Foxconn ahead of launch later this year, according to a report today by Economic Daily News.

iPhone 15 General Mock Feature
According to the report, Foxconn has received instructions to begin "new machine trial production" for the ‌iPhone 15‌ and begin new product introduction (NPI) for the device. This process is taking place before the ‌iPhone 15‌ is expected to enter mass production later this year and is meant to introduce the device's specific design and production needs to Foxconn.

The report notes that this year's process for mass production of the upcoming ‌iPhone 15‌ will differ from previous years due to production taking place in both China and India. A machine-translated copy of the report reads:

It is worth noting that the NPI of the new iPhone this year is a little different from previous years, mainly because the gap between the mass production time of iPhones in mainland China and India will narrow. In previous years, the mass production time of the two places was about six to nine months apart. Last year, it was shortened to two months, and this year it will be shortened to a few weeks.

The ‌iPhone 15‌ lineup is expected to feature four models matching the sizes of this year's iPhone 14 series, including the ‌iPhone 15‌, ‌iPhone 15‌ Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and ‌iPhone 15‌ Ultra.

Rumors suggest that the higher-end ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 15‌ Ultra will feature a titanium frame, solid-state haptic volume buttons, and USB-C with faster transfer speeds. The standard models are expected to gain Dynamic Island, a USB-C port with Lightning transfer speeds, and possibly a 48MP camera.

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Top Rated Comments

icanhazapple Avatar
17 months ago
/Scratches off iPhone 14, writes iPhone 15.

Can't innovate my ass!
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
timber Avatar
17 months ago

I would prefer a static island over the dynamic island surrounding the Face ID sensors.
I'm hoping for that model that someday will show up with a continent of screen and nothing else.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macdisciple Avatar
17 months ago

and here is me eyeing up last years model because I want an iPhone 14 or 15 mini and Apple thinks every wants a tablet for an phone. Is it really that hard to just put the iPhone 15 bits inside a mini? I don't want a new design, I just want a phone that works well 1 handed and fits in the pocket comfortably that runs iOS.
13 mini? Should be more than sufficient for 3-4 years. Purchased mine 4 months ago and am 100% satisfied.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
philcourage Avatar
17 months ago
Ok, see ya in 9 months!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
17 months ago
Woo hoo! This is great news. Getting started all early. No more iPhone delays this year, please. ?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tridley68 Avatar
17 months ago
Starting early is good that way they hopefully will be able to work out any bugs.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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