iPhone 15 dummy units reveal exciting design changes: USB-C port, curved edges and more

A few months before the official launch of this year’s iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro, leaked information and rumors have already given us a glimpse of the exciting changes that the new 2023 iPhone 15 series will bring.

Recently, iPhone 15 dummy units have surfaced online, providing a sneak peek into their design and dimensions.

Apple typically provides the dimensions and molds of its upcoming devices to accessory makers before launch to ensure a wide variety of accessories are available. So, dummy units are true to the size of the upcoming models, but the finishing could be different as they are not produced from the same material as the smartphone itself.

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Leaked iPhone 15 series dummy units reveal similar design as 2022 iPhone 14 series

A video shared by MacRumors showcases these iPhone 15 dummy units and sheds light on the expected changes based on leaks and rumors.

The iPhone 15 series dummy units bear a striking resemblance to the current iPhone 14 series. The overall size and chassis remain unchanged, making it difficult to differentiate between the 2022 and 2023 iPhone models.

However, speculations suggest that the iPhone 15 series might have slightly curved corners on the back, enhancing the device’s ergonomics for prolonged use. Additionally, reports indicate that the camera layout on the iPhone 15 models will resemble the vertical arrangement seen in the iPhone 12 lineup, with the ‘Pro’ models rearranging camera sensors to accommodate a periscope lens.

Initially, it was believed that the iPhone 15 Pro models would feature solid-state buttons and a new Action Button to replace the Mute Switch. However, it has been revealed that the Cupertino tech giant will reserve the solid-state buttons for the iPhone 16 Pro models, while the upcoming devices will retain physical Volume and Power buttons.

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The entire iPhone 15 series is expected to feature a Dynamic Island display,  but only the iPhone 15 Pro models will offer the Always-On display tech. On a side note, Apple has big plans for the Always-On functionality, as it is working on a smart display feature that will debut with iOS 17.

Interestingly, the dummy units of the iPhone 15 series also reveal the possibility of USB-C replacing the Lightning port on the iPhone 15 Pro models, a change that will be warmly welcomed by users.

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One standout feature on the higher-end iPhone 15 dummy units is the presence of an Apple Watch Ultra-like Action Button. This customizable button opens up a world of possibilities, allowing users to assign various shortcuts and access different functions. For instance, the Action Button could double as a shutter button for photography enthusiasts or offer enhanced Accessibility features. However, saying goodbye to the long-standing Mute Switch, a staple on iPhone since its inception, might be a bittersweet moment for fans.

While the current leaks provide valuable insights, it’s important to remember that the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models are still months away from their official release. As more information becomes available, we will continue to keep you updated on the latest developments

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