When the iPhone 15 is finally unveiled in September, we expect it to be different. We expect it to have a giant camera bump, redesigned buttons, USB-C charging and thinner bezels. It should also feature a new color, but according to one report it won’t be the deep red we all expected.
Apple iPhone 15 colors
Instead, Apple may opt for a new dark gray that would look right at home on a battleship. That’s the word from 9to5Mac, which has gotten its hands on a bunch of CAD renderings from a case manufacturer. Its own Apple Insider correspondent Mark Gurman specified.
He claims that the leftmost and middle panels are likely for the iPhone 15 Pro, and the rightmost panel is for the iPhone 15 Pro Max. They all appear to be noticeably thinner than their respective iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max predecessors, with the bezels getting even more of a push toward the screen.
The CAD renderings also show off what could be the new dark gray iPhone. It’s a lot darker than the current Space Black option, with more of an industrial metal feel to it. But is it too dark for a flagship smartphone?
That seems to be a growing concern, with many users complaining that the latest smartphones aren’t available in the colors they want. Other rumors that have been circulating suggesting that the iPhone 15 will get a redesigned mute button and a new solid-state volume button with haptic feedback.
These are supposedly designed to make it easier to access the new side-mounted power and volume control switches. But a recent shareholder letter from Cirrus Logic—the company long believed supplied the haptic tech—hints that this new design may be delayed and will miss this year’s launch.
Gurman is also expecting the new iPhone to be a bit heavier than the current models, with the bigger Pro variant expected to weigh in at 1.75 pounds. That’s because of the new battery, larger cameras, and other internal components. The good news is that the new display tech will help offset some of this extra weight.
It will include an OLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and support for High Dynamic Range, or HDR. All of this sounds really exciting, but we’re going to have to wait until September rolls around to see if all of the rumors pan out. Until then, keep that grain of salt handy.