Leaks are starting to come thick and fast about more upcoming phones. One that caught my eye this morning is a leak confirming, as we essentially knew already, that the iPhone 15 will likely have USB-C instead of the week known and priorities lightning port.
When the iPhone 14 landed, there were a few significant steps forward in the software but largely predictable and evolutionary steps with the hardware. This time around, though, the step away from lighting to USB-C — largely — will make the iPhone more universally accepted. As I’ve said many times over the last two years, I won’t buy it if it’s not USB-C!
USB-C has several huge advantages, including the potential for significantly faster data handoff and charging speeds.
The hardware in the top range devices is also (according to multiple rumours) said to be seeing a couple of noticeable changes, particularly in the small but significant bezel reduction down to 1.5mm, which will result in more screens in the same physical hardware base.
Perhaps in even better news for those without the disposable Pro budget, the Dynamic Island — something I missed when moving from the iPhone 14 Pro to the iPhone 14 Plus — is said to be coming to the base level devices.
Typically, Apple releases hardware around September, so it will be interesting to see whether these changes result in greater take-up of the new hardware compared to previous years.