7 issues we would like to see from iPhone 15 (sure, already)


We all know, we all know. The iPhone 14 collection hasn’t lengthy hit the cabinets. However now that we’ve seen this yr’s wares, there are nonetheless loads of issues we’d prefer to see from the iPhone 15 as soon as September 2023 rolls round.

A few of our needs line-up with the gossip we’ve heard about subsequent yr’s units, and others are purely gleaned from the warped minds of Crew Stuff. What could possibly be higher?

1. Everybody will get a go to to the Dynamic Island

This yr’s iPhone 14 Professional units debuted the Dynamic Island; Apple’s fancy time period for the digital camera cut-out on the prime of the show. Slightly than simply leaving a spot for the sensors, Apple has rolled the formed into iOS. The Dynamic Island can broaden to indicate widgets, timers, and fast controls. It’s like a mini multitasking bar for the iPhone.

Since Apple has clearly carried out a variety of work on Dynamic Island, we don’t count on it to go anyplace anytime quickly. And we don’t need it to, both. Slightly, we hope that each one fashions within the iPhone 15 line-up get to go to the Dynamic Island. It’s time to do away with the notch for good, together with on lower-end units.

We’d additionally count on some refinements to the Dynamic Island, and probably some further performance too. Pinned widgets on the Island, anybody?

2. The return of Contact ID

As individuals have been masked up over the previous couple of years, Face ID has proven a obtrusive flaw… it must see your face. Apple has applied some workarounds, comparable to utilizing the Apple Watch to unlock your iPhone, and even ignoring the masks in your face from iOS 15.4.

Whereas these options have labored, Face ID with the ability to recognise you with a masks on does pose some safety questions. If solely there was one other resolution Apple already has up its sleeve…

What higher time to deliver Contact ID again to the iPhone, both underneath show or within the energy button, just like the newest iPad mini. It’s sooner, extra dependable, and beloved by everybody. Plus, if Apple contains each Face ID and Contact ID on the iPhone 15, it’ll be essentially the most safe smartphone out there available on the market.

3. 8K video recording

For the previous few iPhone releases, the hearsay mill has churned out that 8K video recording is coming to the iPhone. We’re but to see it within the iPhone, however it’s an enormous “Sure please!” from us. With the brand new 48MP snapper included on the iPhone 14 Professional units, we’ve by no means been nearer to the digital camera tech we’d like for 8K video.

The iPhone is already the most effective smartphone for video recording, and 8K capabilities will simply catapult the iPhone 15 to an entire new stage. We’re starting to see 8K shows turn out to be extra commonplace, so it’s time you might report content material to look at in all these crispy pixels.

4. Take away all of the ports (sure, it’s time)

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Maybe controversially, it’s time for Apple to take away the ports from the iPhone, beginning with the iPhone 15. Sure, we needed this for the iPhone 14 too. Apple’s personal Lightning connector can now not lower it. USB-C holds the crown because the de-facto customary. It’s a lot sooner, extra environment friendly, and it’ll certainly make its option to the iPhone subsequent yr – from 2024 the EU requires all charging ports to go to USB-C.

This can be a tough one to gauge. Some considerably unlikely rumours count on Apple to take away the ports from the iPhone completely, prefer it did the headphone jack with iPhone 7, and SIM tray with iPhone 14 however that may require a critical enhancement within the iPhone’s wi-fi charging functionality. Others reckon the iPhone will merely don a USB-C port, simply as Apple did with iPads and Macs. We wouldn’t be shocked if Apple ultimately goes portless although.

Not everyone seems to be a fan of this strategy, our resident Apple watcher and Stuff common Craig Grannell wrote this piece earlier within the yr about why a portless iPhone could be a foul factor.

The Apple Watch Sequence 7 showcased how Apple can get well units and not using a port (earlier Apple Watches had a diagnostic port). May this pave the way in which to units utilizing a wi-fi connector for restoration? In case you can cost, transfer information, and manually get well your iPhone all from MagSafe, why do we’d like the port? Granted, USB-C could be lots sooner.

Couple this with virtually everybody utilizing wi-fi headphones, eSIMs, and AirDrop, some do assume it’s time to do away with all of the ports from the iPhone, as soon as and for all. Let’s see Jonny Ive’s design aspiration for the iPhone come true.

5. Periscope cameras

Periscope digital camera know-how entails a number of digital camera lenses at an angle, to lower a smartphone digital camera’s measurement, enhance zoom, and enhance the megapixel depend. We’ve seen Samsung’s flagships head as much as 100x zoom! With others introducing the intelligent digital camera tech, we now need it to come back to the iPhone.

Introducing a periscope digital camera on the iPhone 15 would permit Apple to lastly take away the digital camera bump, match Samsung’s spectacular zoom capabilities, and enhance general image high quality. The iPhone already boasts among the finest digital camera know-how out there, so why not add the latest-and-greatest as effectively?

6. iPhone on Subscription

In keeping with reviews, Apple is engaged on a subscription mannequin for its {hardware} merchandise, particularly the iPhone. With this subscription, you’d be renting an iPhone reasonably than shopping for it outright or paying it off over a contract.

With a subscription like this, you may very well find yourself saving cash in your iPhone bundle. Apple may throw in all of the bells and whistles too. Suppose your iPhone, AppleCare, and Apple One multi functional month-to-month subscription.

Apple wouldn’t want any further tech to make this work, and we’re nonetheless listening to that it may roll out later this yr. Whereas we’re not so certain Apple will get the service out in time for the iPhone 14 collection, we see no motive this wouldn’t be able to launch alongside the iPhone 15 subsequent yr.

7. A redesign please

You’ll discover that we didn’t embody something concerning the iPhone’s design or chipset. Early leaks of the iPhone 14 design from Jon Prosser confirmed the system returning to an iPhone 4-esque design. In more moderen months, the consensus within the Apple group was that the redesign was pushed again to iPhone 15.

Whereas we assume there may need been some modifications since that authentic leak, we’d guess the digital camera bump shall be decreased or eliminated, the SIM tray eliminated on all variants, and probably there shall be extra tweaks to the Dynamic Island. Little question the usual iPhone 15 will get this yr’s A16 from the Professional, whereas the Professional will get a brand new chip.