What’s in Store for You – The Ultimate Guide to iPhone 15 Upgrades

What's in Store for You - The Ultimate Guide to iPhone 15 Upgrades

What’s in Store for You – The Ultimate Guide to iPhone 15 Upgrades

If you’re thinking about upgrading to the iPhone 15, here are some upgrade information that may help you make your decision.

The unnamed tipster behind the Twitter account @analyst941 has a good track record and correctly predicted Dynamic Island for the iPhone 14.

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects the iPhone 15 to get an upgraded Ultra Wideband chip that will integrate with Vision Pro. The upgrade will allow for improved performance and reduced power consumption for nearby interactions.

AirPods compatibility

While Apple’s wireless AirPods are convenient, their tiny size and lack of a physical tether make them easy to lose. This year, the company plans to offer a new pair of wireless earbuds with an electronic tether.

This feature will work with the Apple AirPods 2 and an updated version of the AirPods charging case, which will have a USB-C port. Apple’s upcoming iPod Touch and Apple TV 4K remote also have USB-C ports, but it’s not clear whether those will be compatible with the iPhone 15.

In addition to switching to USB-C, the iPhone 15 may get an upgraded Ultra Wideband chip. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new chip will move from a 16nm production process to a 7nm one. The upgrade would enable the new iPhones to communicate with nearby devices at faster speeds.

This is a welcome update for anyone who owns multiple Lightning-based accessories. While it’s not the biggest change this year, the switch to USB-C is a good one for Apple customers. In the future, it could pave the way for a fully portless iPhone. That’s something that would make a lot of people very happy. Especially given how much the iPhone is used by consumers, year-over-year upgrades tend to feel more evolutionary than revolutionary these days.

IP68 water and dust resistance

The iPhone 15 upgrades bring the same IP68 rating that Apple has offered since the iPhone 11. With an IP68 certification, the new iPhones will be able to resist being submerged in water for about 30 minutes at a maximum depth of six meters.

That means you can worry a little less about accidentally dropping your phone in the toilet or the pool, and it should be a lot more water-resistant than the phones with no IP ratings at all (though I wouldn’t recommend buying any devices that don’t boast an IP rating). You should still remember that just because a device has a waterproof rating doesn’t mean it will actually survive a dunking — just like every other tech product that has ever been put through its paces, a wet phone will probably fail in some way, even if it’s only mildly damaged.

Having an IP68 rating also means that you should be able to claim on your warranty if something goes wrong with your new iPhone, though Apple will still warn that its phones are not completely waterproof and could deteriorate with normal wear. That’s a small consolation for anyone who has already had to bury a wet iPhone in rice. Fortunately, that’s an unlikely scenario.

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There are a few notable upgrades that could make the iPhone 15 a big step up for owners of Apple’s previous model. For one, rumors suggest that the Dynamic Island feature Apple introduced with the iPhone X will finally make its way to all models. This will replace the notch and should give the phones a sleeker appearance.

Another rumor suggests that the display on the Pro models will get even brighter during the day. It’s expected to reach 2,500 nits of peak brightness, which is much higher than the current iPhone 14 Pro’s screen.

Relatively reliable Apple tracker Ming-Chi Kuo says that the Pro and Pro Max models will also get a new Action button, which can be programmed to do various actions. This includes turning the phone on or off, activating a shortcut, going backward during a workout, launching Siri, Shazaming, turning on Reachability and more.

The Pro models are also expected to get a faster processor. The regular iPhone 15 is likely to get the A16 Bionic chip, while the Pro and Pro Max models will have the more advanced A17 Bionic chip built on brand-new 3nm technology. The Pro models will also get 8GB of RAM, while the regular models will stick with 6GB.