Whether or not you’re thinking of picking up the iPhone 14 this holiday season, iPhone 15 leaks and rumors won’t wait!
Some of the most exciting iPhone 15 series leaks we’ve seen so far include a periscope zoom camera for at least one iPhone 15 model, Dynamic Island for the four 2023 iPhones, (finally) a new 3nm chip for the Pro models, and, of course, to rule all rumors – A USB-C charging port across the entire iPhone 15 lineup (with faster charging and data transfer speeds for premium models).
So, let’s see why the iPhone 15 may return to the round design and why Apple’s 2023 flagships may finally switch from using aluminum and stainless steel to titanium!
iPhone 15 New Round Design – Will Apple Take Inspiration From iPhone 5C, iPhone X Or… Google Pixel?
Before talking about why the iPhone 15 is going rounder and titanium, it makes sense to take a look at exactly what kind of round design Apple might be going for here! Tipster Shrimp Applepro He’s on the lookout for more information but the currency he doesn’t know more than says “iPhone 15 will have a new border design – round and not square at the back”.
So, I just had to try and guess what Apple’s intended design might be
Another possibility is that Apple is going for something completely different from what the company has done before and will take some inspiration from Android! The phones I’m specifically thinking of are Google’s original Pixel and Pixel 2.
However, the Pixel 2’s slightly more conservative (but with a flat part of the frame) design would actually allow for that. Manjana To maintain its “flat” frame but make the new iPhone 15 models considerably more comfortable to hold, since the back of the frame will be rounded (just as the leak promises).
All the reasons the iPhone 15 had to go back to a round design and a titanium build – it was just a matter of time (and cycles)!
Now, I don’t want to be that guy, but I’ve been sitting on this iPhone redesign story for months… Of course, now that an iPhone 15 redesign has been leaked for the first time, it’s easier to talk about it with a little extra perspective, so let’s move on. And do it! Indeed, it was always expected (at least for those who keep track of Apple) that the iPhone would eventually return to a round design! The first reason is how Apple’s design cycle works, especially in the recent past…
- iPhone 6, iPhone 7, and iPhone 8 share an identical design
- The iPhone X, iPhone XS and iPhone 11 also looked similar
- The iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and now the iPhone 14 look essentially the same
So, if we look past the iPhone 6S, which I’ve purposely left out, Team Cook & Co tends to roll with the same design for nearly three years, leading to rumors of a new titanium iPhone 15 with rounded edges. More likely to pan out!
That being said, Cupertino’s upgrade cycle is one thing, but there are a few more practical reasons for the iPhone 15 to come with a new look…
iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are too heavy and uncomfortable to use with one hand – time for a change
For starters, if you haven’t noticed, the latest iPhones are getting bigger and heavier! And did you know that it doesn’t help that phones are getting bigger and heavier? Flat edges and stainless steel!
The art aesthetic is mine though iPhone 14 Pro And even mine iPhone 13 mini Help them look bad, Apple’s new iPhones are noticeably less ergonomic to hold and operate than my iPhone 6S and iPhone 8. I’m reminded every time I have to turn on my iPhone 8 to make sure it’s still OK.
Speaking of weight, the stainless steel used in the titanium iPhone Pro is known to be significantly lighter than Apple’s, though heavier than the aluminum used in the vanilla iPhones. My guess here is that thankfully, the new titanium chassis will be reserved for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra models.
The iPhone 14’s repetitive design doesn’t look as fresh in 2020
Last reason I think it’s time for a design change… My iPhone 14 Pro is starting to look tired next to some Android phones!
I just can’t help but notice how uninspired the current iPhone 14 Pro’s triangular camera design and muted colors are next to my super fresh and bold look. Google Pixel 6 Pro (Sorta Sunny) or even other Android flagships like Oppo Find X5 Pro And its ceramic build and seamless back, or its leather version Xiaomi 12S Ultra, which makes it look like a proper Leica camera It’s all in line with the whole design cycle thing, but I’m already fed up with the current iPhone aesthetic It’s not just the functional design aspect (weight and sharp edges), but the way iPhones look!
Apple is going back to a round iPhone design – is Android going to copy the iPhone 12 when it’s flat?
I want to remind everyone how quickly Android phone manufacturers (with very few exceptions) adopted the iPhone 12’s flat edge design when it debuted in 2020… Of course, it’s not surprising that it happened, but it certainly didn’t make me happy.
I don’t care what a company copies – as long as it’s for the good, it doesn’t matter! It’s just that a less comfortable design wasn’t exactly something Android needed to take from the iPhone (especially among other cool hardware aspects like MagSafe and an alert slider). Makes a fashion statement though.
Ironically, that’s why I’m hoping now Samsung, xiaomi, MotorolaOppo, Vivo, etc., will take another page from Apple’s book (of course, if it was written in the first place) and go back to making more comfortable phones!
Otherwise, Android will be stuck among the worst iPhone hardware features (in my opinion).