Rumor: iPhone 15 could feature frosted glass back


iPhone 15 already in trial production
Apple could offer iPhone 15 in an iPhone 12-like cyan color.
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A new rumor claims Apple will offer the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus in a cyan-green color. Additionally, the company apparently plans to use a frosted glass back on these phones.

Up to this point, Apple only used frosted glass on its iPhone Pro lineup. (The iPhone 14 series features a clear glass back.)

iPhone 15 could come in a cyan-green color

Most of the previous rumors surrounding the iPhone 15 series talked about the Pro models. The latest leak focuses on the non-Pro versions. They come from a source on Weibo who previously accurately predicted that the iPhone 14 would be available in yellow.

The leaker says Apple will offer the iPhone 15 and its Plus sibling in a cyan-green shade. This color would look similar to the cyan shade of the iPhone 12.

The same leaker also claims the iPhone 15 will use a frosted glass panel at the rear. Apple is not expected to introduce major design changes to the iPhone 15 lineup. So the new color and the frosted glass back should help refresh the phone’s look.

Leaked CAD renders already revealed the iPhone 15’s likely design. They indicate that Apple will bring the Dynamic Island, a shape-shifting interactive feature that replaced the screen cutout known as the notch on iPhone 14 Pro models, to its regular iPhone lineup this year.

Another significant design change on the iPhone 15 lineup will be the switch to USB-C from Lightning. Apple will make this change due to a new European Union mandate that makes USB-C the standard charging port.

iPhone 15 may not pack major internal changes

Apple reportedly won’t make major internal upgrades to the iPhone 15 series. The non-Pro models likely will use the A16 Bionic chip, currently employed in the iPhone 15 Pro models. The regular iPhone 15 models should continue to use the same OLED panels as their predecessor. These screens lack support for ProMotion, Apple’s name for the adaptive 120Hz display in current Pro models.

The iPhone 14 was the “most repairable iPhone in years.” The design changes that Apple reportedly plans for the iPhone 15 lineup should not impact this in a significant way.


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