8 Features Rumored for the iPhone 15 Coming in 2023

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There’s almost a year to go until we get new iPhone 15 models in September 2023, but we’ve been hearing rumors for months now. It’s looking like the ‌iPhone 15‌ models could get more notable updates than we saw for the iPhone 14, including features many iPhone users have wanted for years.

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We’ve rounded up some of the best features coming to the ‌iPhone 15‌ that we’ve heard so far so MacRumors readers know what to look forward to.

USB-C Port

2023 is expected to mark the end of the Lightning port for the ‌iPhone‌, with Apple transitioning to USB-C. That means you’ll be able to charge your modern Mac, iPad, and ‌iPhone‌ all with the same connector.

Apple isn’t exactly swapping to USB-C in order to make your life more convenient, it’s making the change because the European Union is demanding it. iPhones sold in Europe need to have USB-C ports by 2024, so Apple either needs to make a worldwide design change or create special iPhones for Europe.

Apple has confirmed it will comply with local regulations, and rumors indicate that Apple will make the change in 2023.

Solid State Volume and Power Buttons

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently said that Apple might add solid state volume and power buttons to the ‌iPhone 15‌ rather than physical buttons, which would be similar to the trackpad on Macs and the ‌iPhone‌ 7’s Home button. The haptic feedback would mimic the feel of a button press on the solid button, replacing the mechanical button press.

Using solid state buttons would likely protect against water ingress and could allow Apple to provide better water resistance. Using haptic feedback for buttons would require Apple to add new Taptic Engines.

Dynamic Island for All Models

Apple introduced the Dynamic Island for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, while the cheaper ‌iPhone 14‌ models continue to use a notch. With the ‌iPhone 15‌, the entire lineup is expected to get the ‌Dynamic Island‌, so if you want access to the ‌Dynamic Island‌ but don’t want to shell out for a Pro ‌iPhone‌, wait for the ‌iPhone 15‌.

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We haven’t heard rumors about notable design changes for the ‌iPhone 15‌ lineup as of yet, so it’s looking like we’re going…

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