iPhone 15 Series Leak Show USB Type C In Testing, Lightning Port Could Be Phased Out
The Apple iPhone 15 models are tipped to ship with USB-C ports instead of the Lightning port, a first for any iPhone. The iPhone 15 lineup is being rumored to be the first iPhones to sport the USB Type-C port instead supporting the Lightning cable. Popular Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in the latest tweet said the iPhone 15 lineup will feature USB Type-C port and not the Lightning cable.
Ming-Chi Kuo is known for accurate Apple leaks, so the upcoming iPhone 15 series could come with the USB Type-C port indeed.
Also, Phone 15 Pro models will come with an under-display front-facing camera, which will enable the iPhones to have a full screen display without any punch-hole or notch.
Samsung is said to be developing “microscopic transparent windows which can be opened in the cathode and OLED pixel layers” enabling a display to be completely transparent. Apple could use the technology to equip the selfie camera and Face ID sensors under the display.
The non-Pro iPhone 15 models will have the notch for one more year.
iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max model are said to use the next-gen under-display camera developed by Samsung and OTI Lumionics.
Also, the iPhone 15 Pro phones are said to feature a 5x periscope lens in 2023. The leak hints at iPhone 15 Pro models with 5x periscope camera, as analyst Jeff Pu earlier reported.
iPhone 15 Pro models will come with a periscope lens with 5x optical zoom. According to him, the company has already received samples of the unit. Once approved, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, lens maker Lante Optics could deliver 100 million units of the periscope lens to Apple.
iPhone 15 series will become the first-ever iPhones to feature a periscope lens. The rumor mill also suggested that iPhone 15 series in 2023, models will come without any SIM card slot.
While some suggest that it could be as early as this year. The upcoming iPhone series could also become the first devices to ship without a physical SIM card slot. Apple will start phasing out physical SIM card slots soon to feature an eSIM-only design for better water resistance, a sleeker design and compact factor .
Coming to the upcoming Phone 14 series this year, it will include a new model, iPhone 14 Max and will launch in September, said to come with a similar display. There will be four models under the new series: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The iPhone 14 Pro models will come with 120Hz displays along with 6GB RAM.