As soon as Apple iPhone 14 series was released this year, it was ridiculed by many netizens for having too few upgrades. Even the performance of A16 was like a toothpaste squeezed compared with A15, and the brilliant Island at the release conference also lost its popularity after users actually started to use it.
Some believe Apple is holding back and will release more black tech in next year's iPhone 15 series. It was recently revealed thatNext year, the entire iPhone 15 will be replaced with USB-C ports.
It has long been rumored that the iPhone will be replaced with a USB-C port, but the Lightning port will continue to be used on the iPhone 14, so people are looking to next year's iPhone 15. Such speculation is not groundless. The European Union has played a big part in this.
Apple's decision to change the charging port may have been prompted by a recent European Union law that requires all electronic devices entering Europe to use a USB-C port.
According to industry chain information, Apple will focus on upgrading the iPhone 15 Pro series next year, if it adopts a similar strategy to this year, then it meansThe iPhone 15 base version will use the same A16 chip as the iPhone 14 Pro series, with only the Pro version having exclusive A17 chips based on TSMC's 3nm process.
In addition, the iPhone 15 Pro will have an upgrade from 6GB of RAM to 8GB of RAM, and to appease base iPhone 15 owners, Apple will include a 48MP lens and a pill screen design.Only in the charging port will the entire iPhone 15 get an upgrade.
At present, Apple has completely replaced USB-C interface on other devices including Mac series and iPad series, but it is reluctant to use USB-C interface on iPhone.That was partly because of a reluctance to give up Lightning's hefty licensing fees, and partly because of a desire to establish its own interface rules.
Compared with Lightning port, USB-C has obvious advantages. For example, it supports up to 100W of fast charging power, and is compatible with many protocols. The maximum transmission rate can reach 40GB/s. However, Apple's Lightning technology is old, with a high delay, a shameful charging speed, and poor compatibility. Because only Apple's devices have this interface, it needs to buy an extension dock to realize more functions.
However, even though users have expressed the hope that Apple can change the charging interface for iPhone for many times, Apple still hasn't done so. If it is not for the unified charging interface act of the European Union, maybe iPhone users will continue to use the Lightning interface for a long time.
In addition, next year's iPhone 15 will reportedly return to a more rounded shape and use titanium alloy as the body material, which Apple has specially developed a new process for.
Virtual side buttons will also be used, though it's not clear which ones. If it's a virtual power button, then forcing the machine on and off may also be affected for the user if the machine freezes.
Rumor has it that next year's iPhone 15 will feature an Ultra model alongside the base and Pro models, positioned in a similar way to the stunning iPhone X,With the launch of the most powerful Apple Watch Ultra ever this year, we're looking forward to next year's iPhone 15 Ultra.
But the price is also a concern, and as TSMC's foundry costs rise, those costs will eventually be passed on to customers, meaning higher prices for next year's iPhone 15.