iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus Rumored to Feature Frosted Glass Like Pro Models

The standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will be equipped with frosted back glass like existing Pro models, according to a Weibo post last week from the same account that accurately leaked that iPhone 14 models would be launching in Yellow.

iPhone 15 Frosted Glass Emoji
With frosted glass, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus would look more similar to the Pro models. However, only the iPhone 15 Pro models are rumored to be getting a new titanium frame and even thinner bezels around the display, whereas the standard models are still expected to have an aluminum frame and the same bezel size.

The rear glass panel on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus is officially removable for the first time since the iPhone 4S, making internal repairs easier. It's unlikely that a switch to frosted glass would impact this design aspect.

It's common for features and design elements that are initially exclusive to Pro models to trickle down to the lower-end iPhone models over the years. For example, OLED displays were only available on the Pro models until the iPhone 12 lineup, while the Dynamic Island is expected to be expanded to the entire iPhone 15 lineup this year.

While the source of this rumor accurately leaked that the iPhone 14 would launch in Yellow a few months in advance, they do not have a long-term established track record, so there is no guarantee that their latest information will prove to be correct. Nevertheless, the source's accuracy in the past makes this rumor worth sharing.

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 15 lineup in September as usual.

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Top Rated Comments

Hkfan45 Avatar
13 months ago
Who cares. Window dressing on a pig. Focus on revamping software. It needs serious work.
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
13 months ago
I prefer the original iPhone 4s glass. This is what premium, classy and elegant glass feels like. Authentic ?



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Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vegetassj4 Avatar
13 months ago
I heard it will be the nano textured glass like used in the displays, here is the leaked pricing scheme:



[HEADING=1]iPhone Glass[/HEADING]
While both the standard glass and nano-texture glass options of the iPhone Pro are engineered for extremely low slipicity, it helps to consider your work environment when deciding which one is right for you.
Nano-texture glass is a great option if you’re in a workspace with long nails, or a cold shower. Typical matte displays have a coating added to their surface that scatters light. However, these coatings lower friction while producing unwanted haze and sparkle. Etched into the glass at the nanometer level, the nano-texture scatters light to further minimize glare — for outstanding image quality and grip even in challenging conditions. The nano-texture glass option comes with a polishing cloth that’s made with soft, nonabrasive material for safe cleaning.

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tomtad Avatar
13 months ago
Which is slippy as hell. Not a good move
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
13 months ago
Slippery and feels way too slick especially when you have long finger nails or when you use your iPhone after getting out of a cold shower.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tagbert Avatar
13 months ago
Nooo!!!

The frosted glass on the pros was famously slick to hold. The smooth glass of the non-pro was much easier to hold onto. Why would they make the non-pro worse in this way?
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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