New iPhone 15 CADs reveal USB-C port, Dynamic Island, larger display and more

This year’s flagship iPhone 15 lineup will be announced this year in the fall. Although we are still months away from Apple’s official announcement, new iPhone 15 CAD files rendered in 3D have surfaced that reflect the rumored design changes and features Apple plans to add to the lineup.

iPhone 15 CAD

Check out these new iPhone 15 CADs that have been rendered in 3D

These Phone 15 CADs were rendered in 3D by Ian Zelbo for 9to5Mac. The biggest change that can be seen in these renders is the Dynamic Island being expanded to the standard iPhone 15 models. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has previously said that Apple’s Dynamic Island will expand to all four models with the iPhone 15 lineup. Display Supply Chain Consultants CEO Ross Young has also corroborated this claim in a separate statement. 

iPhone 15 CAD

The second notable change that can be seen in these iPhone 15 CADs is the USB-C port. Numerous sources have said that Apple will ditch its proprietary Lightning port in favor of USB-C with this year’s iPhone 15 lineup. However, the USB-C port and charging cords for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro may have a Lightning-like authenticator chip, which could limit their compatibility with third-party accessories not sanctioned by Apple.

iPhone 15 CAD

The traditional dual camera configuration for the regular iPhone is expected to be retained by Apple. The Pro models will continue being the only exclusive iPhones with a third camera and LiDAR.

According to these iPhone 15 CADs, the iPhone 15 will have a new display size of 6.2 inches, which is somewhat larger than the majority of current basic model iPhones—with the obvious exception of the iPhone 14 Plus and 14 Pro Max. Although the display resolution and refresh rate are currently unclear, we anticipate that they will be comparable to those of the iPhone 14 models.

iPhone 15 CAD

Another change rumored to be coming to the iPhone 15 lineup, which is not reflected in these iPhone 15 CADs, is the addition of solid-state buttons for the Pro models rather than conventional volume and power buttons. Ming-Chi Kuo has said that the tech giant will expand its Taptic Engine technology to iPhone starting with the iPhone 15 lineup.

Note that these CADs are not the be-all and end-all for this year’s iPhone 15 lineup. These renders are not final and are subject to modification prior to the actual launch later this year.

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