Apple iPhone 15 to Have Thinner Bezels, USB-C Port

Apple iPhone 15 to Have Thinner Bezels, USB-C Port

News by Roberto OrosaRoberto Orosa
Published: July 31, 2023

Apple's next generation of iPhones is almost here, and new developments reveal its differences from predecessors. 

According to a report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, the standard iPhone 15 will trade in the notch for the Dynamic Island, the long pill-shaped section first introduced to the iPhone 14.

Meanwhile, the displays of iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max will be made with low-injection pressure over-molding, or what they refer to in Apple as "LIPO," according to Gurman. The new tech will reportedly reduce the border size around the display from 2.2 millimeters to 1.5 millimeters.

Additionally, the new line of iPhones will swap out the lightning port for a USB-C port - a decision following the European Union's move to require all phones and tablets sold in the EU to use USB-C ports by 2024.

Apple is also reportedly using titanium instead of stainless steel for the Pro models to make them stronger and lighter. However, Gurman also speculates these changes and the costlier camera system could bring its prices up.

This price hike was also predicted by Wall Street analyst Dan Ives earlier this year, who believed each phone model could see an average increase of $200.

"For context: Apple charges $100 more for titanium watches than their stainless-steel counterparts," Gurman explained.

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