Strength Redefined: iPhone 15 Raises the Bar for Durability in SmartphonesJuly 13, 2023
Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models may have a titanium frame, according to a recent report from Nikkei. Titanium is a stronger material than stainless steel, so it’s expected to make the phones more resistant to dents and dings.
Further, titanium is lighter than stainless steel. Leaker ShrimpApplePro speculates that this could lead to the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max being lighter than their predecessors.
When it comes to the iPhone 15, there are a number of features that are set to raise the bar for gamers. One of these is a new titanium case. This material has been used in the Apple Watch Ultra and reportedly offers the perfect balance of strength, durability, and weight.
The other feature that’s expected to elevate gaming is the addition of a new action button. This will be similar to the silent switch on an Apple Watch and can be programmed for different actions to improve the overall user experience.
Other rumours have suggested that the iPhone 15 will finally get a USB-C port after relying on the Lightning connection for years. However, according to a leak from ShrimpApplePro (via 9to5Mac), the iPhone 15 will only support USB-C accessories that are MFi certified. This could limit data transfer speeds and other functionality for non-Apple cables.
Apple hasn’t revealed a lot about the iPhone 15 but it’s likely to hold its launch event in September. The company iphone 15 thuong has already reportedly started producing more components to avoid potential shortages and is focusing on improving production of its Pro Max screen for higher demand. It’s also reportedly hiring more suppliers and producing a higher percentage of phones to ensure it meets demand this year.
Siri Shortcuts are customizable commands that you create on your iPhone to automate tasks and simplify your day-to-day routine. They are based on the information your device learns from your daily activities such as social media apps, emails, your routine phone usage and so on. Using them you can do things like confirm your appointment with a friend or go for a run without having to touch any button.
To activate a shortcut, you simply have to summon Siri and say the name of the shortcut that you want to run. Depending on the shortcut, you may need to use synonyms to make sure Siri understands what you mean. To view the shortcuts you have configured, head over to the Gallery tab in the Shortcuts app.
The new version of the Shortcuts app has been updated with a number of useful features. One of the most notable additions is a new permission dialog when you first run a Shortcut that uses your location. Apple is introducing this feature to give you control over how your privacy is protected when using the app. You can opt for a permission request that will only run the shortcut once, always or never. Also, it will only access the data you explicitly specify.
Improved Low Light Photography
One of the biggest differentiating factors between Apple’s regular iPhone models and the Pro versions is the main camera system, and it’s likely that the iPhone 15 will have a significant upgrade. A recent report from Nikkei claims that Apple has partnered with Sony on a new state-of-the-art image sensor that should massively improve low light photography capabilities.
This new image sensor reportedly doubles the situation signal of each pixel, which should reduce underexposure and overexposure in challenging lighting conditions. It should also be able to better capture images of a person when backlit, a common problem that I’ve found in my testing.
The iPhone 15 is expected to come in two sizes — the regular model with a single rear camera and the Pro models with a dual wide-angle and telephoto lens. This year’s Pro models may also feature a periscope telephoto camera for optical zoom, which will provide a 5x to 10x range.
The iPhone 15 is also rumored to be the first Apple phone with frosted glass on its base, which should make it easier to grip and less likely to chip or scratch. This is a welcome improvement, but it’s still worth keeping in mind that any glass-backed smartphone will be at risk of shattering or cracking.