Apple’s MagSafe magnetic connection allows for exciting accessories like this magnetic wallet that adheres to your MagSafe-enabled iPhone or case and converts into a stand. It holds up to two credit cards and supports 15W wireless charging for fast, safe charging.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple’s U1 chip will be upgraded to a new 7nm process, resulting in a performance increase.
The iPhone 15’s MagSafe connector can be used with a variety of accessories. These include MagSafe cases that double as stands or magnetic car mounts. One of the more interesting options is from Pitaka, which offers a MagEz case that has additional magnets to improve its connection with other MagSafe-compatible accessories.
The company also has a MagEz grip that attaches to the back of an iPhone or the side of a MagSafe-compatible case, providing a ridged hold and a kickstand. Both of these products are available in several colors and cost less than $35. Another option is the MOFT magnetic wallet that adheres to a MagSafe-enabled iPhone or case, and can house up to three cards at once. The wallet can also be flipped to become a stand that holds the phone horizontally or vertically.
In terms of wireless charging, it’s been rumored that Apple will upgrade the iPhone 15’s support for Qi2 to allow it to charge at up to 15W. This would be a significant improvement over the current 7.5W that MagSafe supports, and it would make sense given the popularity of wireless charging on Android phones.
Improved MagSafe Charging
The MagSafe connector isn’t the best for data transfer, especially compared to USB-C. That’s why dt iphone 15 Apple has slowly been shifting to USB-C for iPads, Macs and even the latest Siri Remote. The iPhone 15 may be the first model to get USB-C for its Lightning port, according to supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
The rumor doesn’t mention what speed improvements will be available for the Lightning port, but it’s not likely to match the 15W wireless charging speed offered on the Pro models. The rumor also notes that Apple is dropping its requirement that all MagSafe chargers be Made for iPhone to be eligible for 15W fast charging, which is a good step towards a portless future.
The upcoming iPhone 15 may also be able to support 4K video recording thanks to its improved display driver chip. That should mean a major increase in screen resolution for all models, and the increased battery efficiency could lead to better battery life as well. The rumors also suggest that the Pro models may include a periscope lens for 5x or 6x optical zoom, and the standard models could receive an upgraded 48MP camera like the iPhone 14 Pro. Respected analyst Ross Young also tips the iPhone 15 to include a Dynamic Island feature that enables 120Hz display refresh, but that is unlikely to make it into the non-Pro models.
iPhone 15 Camera
No iPhone update is complete without a camera upgrade, and the iPhone 15 is no exception. Initially, most of the iPhone 15 rumors were pointing at a new primary camera module, presumably with a 48MP Sony IMX903 1-inch sensor, which would give the top-of-the-line model a real-world HDR boost along with 5x optical zoom. However, the latest claims seem to back down from that. GSMarena and rival rumor site Tech_Reve both now claim the iPhone 15 Pro Max will stick with the same IMX803 camera.
That said, a recent report from Nikkei Asia suggests the new camera will be different. According to the report, Apple is able to include Sony’s “latest state-of-the-art” sensor technology in its phones, which doubles the saturation signal of each pixel. This should significantly reduce the number of under- or overexposed photos, which is a common problem with current smartphones.
In terms of other features, the rumors suggest the iPhone 15 will keep the same Ultra Wide and Telephoto cameras as the 14 Pro models, but with a new periscope lens that would improve optical zoom capabilities to 5x or 10x. It’s also rumored to switch suppliers for the AR/portrait mode auxiliary camera, which could mean a significant upgrade here too.