The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are set to be equipped with frosted back glass like the existing Pro models, according to a Weibo post from a source that accurately predicted the release of the iPhone 14 models in Yellow. While this rumor is not yet confirmed, it could be a significant design upgrade for the standard iPhone models.
Is the iPhone 15 getting a design upgrade? Rumors suggest yes
With frosted glass, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus would have a more premium look, similar to the Pro models. This change would likely appeal to those who prefer a more subtle and refined design. However, only the Pro models are rumored to receive a new titanium frame and even thinner bezels around the display, while the standard models are expected to have an aluminum frame and the same bezel size.
The rear glass panel on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus is officially removable for the first time since the iPhone 4S, which makes internal repairs easier. It is unlikely that a switch to frosted glass would impact this design aspect. It is also worth noting that it is common for features and design elements that are initially exclusive to Pro models to eventually trickle down to the lower-end iPhone models over the years.
For instance, OLED displays were only available on the Pro models until the iPhone 12 lineup. Still, the technology has now been expanded to the entire and the Dynamic Island is expected to follow suit. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that the frosted glass design could eventually become a standard feature across all iPhone models.
It’s worth noting that the source of this rumor has accurately predicted that the iPhone 14 models would launch in Yellow a few months before their release. However, they do not have an established track record, so there is no guarantee that their latest information will prove to be accurate. Nevertheless, the source’s previous accuracy makes this rumor worth sharing.
As usual, Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 15 lineup in September. We can expect to see improvements in camera technology, battery life, and performance. Still, it remains to be seen whether the rumors surrounding the frosted glass design will come to fruition. Until then, fans of the iPhone can look forward to what is sure to be a remarkable upgrade.