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iPhone 15 could go eSIM-only in more countries


Apple video explains how to activate an iPhone 14 eSIM
iPhone 15 could force you to ditch the physical SIM card for good.
Graphic: Apple

Apple removed the SIM card tray from the iPhone 14 units sold in the US. With the iPhone 15, the company seemingly plans to ditch the SIM slot on the iPhone in even more countries.

A new report indicates the iPhone 15 could launch with only eSIM support in France.

Apple could optimize MFi USB-C power bricks to fast-charge iPhone 15


iPhone 15 already in trial production
iPhone 15 may force you to spend money on a USB-C charger.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac/Pixabay/Pexels

Apple could optimize the fast-charging performance of MFi-certified USB-C power bricks for the iPhone 15. The company is expected to ditch the Lightning connector and transition to USB-C on its 2023 iPhone lineup.

Due to this change, Apple reportedly expects a strong demand boost for its 20W USB-C charger.

Let’s hope the latest iPhone 15 leak is wrong


Leaked CAD images show iPhone 15 Pro mute button could prove problematic
The iPhone 15 Pro will supposedly have a solid-state volume rocker and mute switch.
Image: chenwen1987

The traditional mute switch on the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max supposedly will be replaced with a static, touch-sensitive button. If true, it’s possible this will be too easy to activate so users don’t get the notifications they expect.

Just-leaked CAD images allegedly show how the buttons on the upcoming iPhones will look. And that they look very easy to press accidentally. It also doesn’t look like the new button would offer a visual cue that an iPhone is set to silent mode.

iPhone 15 Pro Max could boast crazy-thin screen bezels


iPhone 15 Pro Max Concept
One way to fit a larger display into a iPhone without increasing the overall size is reduce the screen bezels.
Concept: Antonio De Rosa/ADR Studio

The largest version of the iPhone 15 reportedly will come with the smallest screen bezels. Like, record-breaking thin.

An Apple tipster says the black area around the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s display will measure a mere 1.55 millimeters.

iPhone 15 Pro Max might slim down the camera bump


The new
Apple's next Max iPhone could have slightly more compact dimensions.
Photo: Lewis Wallace/Cult of Mac

The iPhone 15 Pro Max will be slightly shorter and slimmer than its predecessor, with a marginally smaller camera hump, according to the latest renders based on leaked CAD files.

The detailed 3D CAD renders previously revealed some interesting design changes, including a slightly more curved design.

Leaked iPhone 15 CAD renders reveal bigger 6.2-inch display with Dynamic Island


Here's your first look at the iPhone 15.
Here's your first look at the iPhone 15.
Image: 9to5Mac

3D CAD renders of the 2023 iPhone 15 have leaked online, revealing all the design changes Apple is planning. This includes bringing the iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island to the non-Pro iPhones this year.

Like the iPhone 15 Pro, the non-Pro variants will switch to USB-C for charging and data transfer. Thanks to an EU mandate, the iPhone maker seems set on retiring the Lightning connector this year.

What to expect from the redesigned, faster iPhone 15 in 2023


What to expect from the redesigned, faster iPhone 15 in 2023
Leaks say iPhone 15 will include a range of changes. Here's what to expect.
Screenshot: AppleTrack

Leaks have revealed plenty of details about the iPhone 15 series already, even though the next iOS handsets are not expected for months. And these can’t be brushed off, because so many early reports about previous Apple handsets have proved surprisingly accurate.

This year will allegedly bring a new design, USB-C and the Dynamic Island for everyone.