Wait for Design Improvements
While the iPhone 15 may not come with a massive design, we could see Apple make some smaller, and very welcomed, improvements.
This year, Apple introduced a brand new pill-shaped notch that the company calls Dynamic Island. Unfortunately, this change is only available on the company's high-end iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models.
That could change next year. Analyst Ross Young believes Apple could bring Dynamic Island to the lower-end iPhone 15 models. That alone might give some of you considering Apple's iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Plus some pause.
On the flip side, Young doesn't think the standard iPhone 15 models will get 120Hz/LTPO like the iPhone 15 Pro models.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the volume button and power button of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra "may adopt a solid-state button design" that's similar to the home button design on the company's iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone SE 2, and iPhone SE 3. If true, it would replace the current mechanical button design.
Kuo says the devices may have "Taptic Engines located on the internal left and right sides to provide force feedback to make users feel like they are pressing physical buttons."
This rumor has gained some steam thanks to Apple supplier Cirrus Logic seemingly hinting at the change next year.
We've also heard the the iPhone 15 Ultra's/iPhone 15 Pro Max's design will be made out of titanium as opposed to stainless steel.
Leaker ShrimpApplePro claims early information suggests Apple is indeed working on a titanium design. The leaker says the design may also incorporate curved rear edges and a glass back.
According to a survey conducted by SellCell, 35.2% of respondents want to see Apple make changes to the iPhone design next year. So, perhaps, Apple will listen.
Another leaker claims Apple hasn't made a final decision about the iPhone 15's design just yet so there's always a chance we see the company make much smaller tweaks.