Apple’s iPhone 15 series should have some pretty big changes. According to rumors, the Pro and Pro Max models will come with premium titanium frames instead of stainless steel.
Renowned insider Ming-Chi Kuo says it’s essentially a lock that all four models will switch to USB-C, which should improve data transfer speeds compared with the old Lightning port. He also predicts that Pro models will have solid-state power and volume buttons with haptic feedback.
Expanded Storage Options
A number of methods exist for taming system storage use, including offloading apps and wiping caches, and depending on the method you choose, it could free up quite a bit of space. However, these tricks don’t work for all situations. System Data is a category that encompasses elements used by iOS but aren’t owned or controlled by any app, and it can sometimes balloon in size due to updates and other activities.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max currently offer 128GB of default storage, which is enough for most people, but Apple may double this capacity on the iPhone 15.
In addition to this increase in internal storage, it’s possible that the new iPhone 15 will mua iphone 15 support USB-C connections, facilitating faster wired transfers than are available with Lightning. This will allow for quicker backups and other device-to-device transfers.
It’s also rumored that the iPhone 15 will be able to expand its storage using flash drives, with capacities ranging from 32GB to 2TB. This is an excellent option for people who do a lot of photo editing or travel frequently, and want to keep everything on their phone rather than in the cloud. However, it does come at a cost. Typically, flash drive expansion options require a monthly or yearly subscription fee.
Increased Data Transfer Speeds
One of the biggest changes for next year’s iPhone 15 lineup is expected to be Apple switching from Lightning ports to USB-C. Renowned Apple insider and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is predicting that this change will lead to a significant boost in wired transfer speeds on the Pro and Pro Max models.
Kuo states that the new ports will support “at least” USB 3.2 and Thunderbolt 3, which will improve wired data transfer rates by up to 40Gbps. These increased speeds will help users move large files around, including videos and other high-resolution image types.
The Pro and Pro Max models are also expected to be the first iPhones with fast wired output to external displays, such as 4K monitors. Combined with the higher transfer rates, Kuo believes these features will give the phones an edge over competing Android smartphones.
However, for those who own the less premium iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, Kuo says they won’t see a major increase in transfer speeds. He says the two non-Pro iPhones will continue to support Lightning port speeds of up to 480Mb/s, which is the same transfer rate as older models. In the future, it’s likely that Apple will implement faster transfer rates on all of its phones to push competitors to match or exceed them.
Ceramic Shield Front Cover
A cracked smartphone screen can be a big pain to deal with, and it’s also pretty expensive to get fixed. One of the ways that phone manufacturers are trying to reduce the number of people who have to deal with such a headache is by making their devices more durable.
Apple has introduced a feature called Ceramic Shield with recent iPhone models that it claims offers four times better drop performance compared to iPhones without this technology. The feature is made by Corning and involves embedding ceramic nanocrystals into the glass through a high-temperature crystallization process.
But is the glass really tough enough to avoid cracks and breaks? CNET has put it to the test by subjecting the front of the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro to a series of durability tests.
The site’s Zack Nelson used a force meter and a Mohs hardness kit to measure how well the phones held up to impact, and he found that both versions of the iPhone held up pretty well. In fact, the front of the iPhone 12 with the Ceramic Shield is actually even more resistant to damage than last year’s model thanks to a design change that allows it to lie flush against the metal frame rather than curved up around the edges like previous models did.