A new year, a line-up of new iPhones, and a host of rumors before their September release. This is a storyline that plays out like clockwork every year. This year is no different. After the initial rumors suggesting the obvious: Bionic A17 processor, more efficiency, and improved performance. The basic look and feel of the forthcoming iPhone 15 Pro Max (or iPhone 15 Ultra) has been released through enticing CAD renders by Ice Universe, a reliable industry insider.
The sneak peek revealed by Ice Universe on Twitter details some interesting insights about the much-anticipated iPhone 15 variant. The design is not very different from the predecessor at first glance, but a closer examination reveals that the phones with similar Dynamic Island and triple camera settings on the back, with trimmed bezel and slightly thicker form factor.
Designer: Ice Universe
Ice Universe has a good track record of getting information about Apple’s products correct on numerous occasions in the past. This is an important parameter when we consider the claim of iPhone 15 Pro Max featuring a narrower bezel than that on the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
As noted in the Tweet, with its “Titanium alloy middle frame” and slightly curved edges the iPhone 15 Pro Max will measure 159.86 mm × 76.73 mm × 8.25 mm. When the camera bump is included, the total thickness will increase to 11. 84 mm. Generally speaking, this is fractionally close to the predecessor, but going by numbers, there is a nearly 15 percent reduction in the camera bump thickness. These dimensions indicate that the iPhone 15 Pro Max would sit flusher on the table in comparison to the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Other than this, the leaked renders reveal two very significant design alternations that could make way into the new iPhone major. For instance, the phone shows Type-C charging options (a possibility advocates have long thrown out the window claiming Apple will stick with a lightning port). Other than that, the new iPhone variant could be missing any physical buttons.
This information is propping up in almost every other rumor. Reportedly, the volume and power buttons on this year’s iPhone models may adopt a solid-state design. This is somewhat similar to the home button on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8, which do not physically move but mimic the feeling of being pressed. Such a change with alteration in the camera module thickness will add aesthetically to the otherwise premium design, but how it actually pans only time will tell.