Last-Minute iPhone 15 Report Reveals New Battery Life, Design, and Camera Details

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman today shared his expectations for Apple's "Wonderlust" event, revealing several significant new features for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models.

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Gurman claims that the new titanium chassis of the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ models will be more durable, reduce weight by around 10 percent, and have a brushed effect, unlike the polished finish of the current devices that have stainless steel frames, to reduce fingerprints. The edges where the metal sides and glass front and back of the device meet are now more smooth and rounded. He added that the displays of both Pro models will look perceptibly larger due to their reduced bezels, which are about one-third smaller.

While the A17 Bionic will offer improved performance thanks to its first-of-its-kind 3nm fabrication process, one of the main benefits of the chip will apparently be enhanced battery life. The iPhone 14 Pro and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max currently have a battery life of around 23- and 29-hours, respectively. The next-generation devices will also feature more memory, increasing from the 6GB of memory that have been offered in Pro iPhone models in recent years.

The new "Action Button" that replaces the mute switch have customizable functionality to perform tasks including "silencing the phone, turning on a Focus mode, opening the flashlight, launching the camera, starting a voice recording, opening Siri shortcuts, pulling up the digital magnifying glass and opening accessibility settings."

In addition, the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max's telephoto and ultra wide cameras will feature more megapixels than their predecessors, increasing beyond 12-megapixels for the first time. Gurman also clarified that the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max will retain its "Pro Max" moniker, and will not be branded as an "Ultra" model as some previous rumors have suggested.

Both the standard and the Pro ‌iPhone‌ models will feature an all-new "U2" ultra wideband chip, the first iteration of the component since the U1 chip's introduction in the ‌iPhone‌ 11 Pro in 2019. The new chip will improve location capabilities, allowing people and devices to be tracked more precisely in the Find My App. It is apparently set to come to all of the next versions of Apple's major products. Another improvement coming to the entire ‌iPhone‌ lineup is faster wireless charging speeds and a more repairable design.

Gurman also reiterated several previously reported rumors, such as the Dynamic Island, A16 Bionic chip, and 48-megapixel main camera coming to the ‌iPhone 15‌ and ‌iPhone 15‌ Plus, as well as the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max's periscope telephoto camera with up to 6x optical zoom.

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Top Rated Comments

Ctrlos Avatar
4 weeks ago
Saying it will have better stats than last years model is like saying the sun is going to rise tomorrow.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xxray Avatar
4 weeks ago

14 pro max has poor battery life?! come on...its on the top charts of the best smartphone in battery life department
I didn’t say it was poor, I said it was my biggest complaint. Charts mean nothing for my real world experience. My 14 Pro Max often doesn’t last me through the day. My 13 Pro had a smaller physical battery but had longer battery life than my 14 Pro Max does.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fatTribble Avatar
4 weeks ago

They really need to change the upgrade cycle to every two or even three years. Nothing new or exciting here. Same with OS updates. Actually, _especially_ with OS updates; absolutely no need for yearly full-version 'upgrades'.
It’s new and exciting if your iPhone is 4 or 5 years old
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LiE_ Avatar
4 weeks ago
Hype is building.

- Improved battery.
- Smaller bezels, giving the appearance of a bigger screen.
- New U chip
- No more fingerprint / scratch magnet glossy sides
- Lighter
- Better cameras
- One more thing ;)
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
phill85 Avatar
4 weeks ago
Staying with my iphone 14 pro… the 16 pro will be the more worthwhile upgrade. Going to a 1/1.14 inch camera sensor will be epic!
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fatTribble Avatar
4 weeks ago

Better battery life and improved resolution on the telephoto and ultrawide lens is great news! This just got me a lot more excited. Battery life has been my number one complaint about my 14 Pro Max.
I’ve heard battery life complaints but mine has been a monster in terms of battery. Seems hit or miss.
Hope your 15PM is better!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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