The iPhone 15 Pro may use a titanium alloy frame
As August draws near, we are a mere month away from Apple’s mid-September unveiling of their next-generation iPhone. Consequently, information about the forthcoming device is becoming increasingly clear. The latest news suggests that Apple is set to continue its trend of consumer upgrades, with the iPhone 15 Pro series incorporating a titanium alloy frame, which will, in turn, entail a slight price increase.
Renowned Apple product leaker, Mark Gurman, divulged in his most recent blog post that the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max will transition to a more sophisticated titanium alloy frame, supplanting the current surgical-grade stainless steel frame. This upgrade promises to yield greater strength and lighter weight. Apple already offers a titanium version for its Apple Watch line.
Furthermore, the new device will feature even narrower screen bezels compared to the current iPhone 14 Pro. Naturally, these more advanced features will usher in higher costs, which are likely to be passed on to the consumer. It is reported that the iPhone 15 Pro Max will cost an additional $200 compared to its predecessor, starting at $1299.
Earlier rumors also suggested that Apple is finally transitioning to the USB-C interface with this generation of iPhones. Moreover, Apple’s classic mute switch is expected to be replaced with a customizable button. The standard iPhone 15 and 15 Plus models are set to adopt the “ProMotion” screen this year, although they are still not expected to feature high refresh rate screens.
In keeping with tradition, Apple is anticipated to hold its autumn product launch event in mid-September, with the new generation of iPhones going on sale within the same month. Alongside, we will also witness the arrival of the Apple Watch Series 9, which is rumored to finally undergo a true chip upgrade for enhanced performance, though its appearance may not undergo significant changes. Of course, precise details will only be unveiled in a little over a month from now.