We’ve had a lot of iPhone 15 leaks at this point, but the one we’re bringing to you today falls into the main category: we’ve got dummy shots of all four models in Apple’s upcoming flagship lineup.
These mock-ups come from MacRumors and are based on allegedly reliable information from case manufacturers. These are high-quality copies of what we think the iPhone 15 models will look and do – although they’re not actually working phones.
As you can see in the video below, there aren’t really any big design changes here, although the edges of the phones’ bezels are more rounded (as previously anticipated). It’s “less sharp, more comfortable” in the hand, Dan Barbera of MacRumors.
Buttons and cameras
The mute switch becomes a mute button, according to these dummy and earlier rumors, and all four iPhone 15 models are also switching to USB-C for data transfer and charging – in line with the latest EU directives.
As for the cameras, the top iPhone 15 Pro Max will indeed get a periscope lens, although otherwise the camera bumps will remain unchanged. We’ve heard from other sources that the camera bulges will be redesigned this time around.
MacRumors calls these phones iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max (instead of iPhone 15 Ultra). In a few months, we should know for sure what changes Apple has been working on over the past year.
Analysis: reading gossip
At the end of the MacRumors video we linked above, we’re told that these mock-ups confirm all the rumors we’ve heard before, which is actually not true – one example is the rumor that the camera bumps will get bigger this year.
While rumors about gadgets should never be taken as completely guaranteed – even the most reliable tipsters can get it wrong – these leaks give us an intriguing look at what’s coming with future products. They’ll help you figure out if it’s worth waiting a while to update.
With something like the iPhone 15, it’s a good idea to compare rumors with rumors and then work out what’s most likely. Take a look at, for example, the predicted transition to USB-C that Apple has actually reported in the past. It may also be helpful to look at previous updates in recent years.
So take this latest video in the same vein: useful information but impossible to verify until Apple announces its announcements. If the company sticks to its usual schedule, the real iPhone 15s will arrive in September.