Not too long ago we heard about some interesting design changes that could be coming to the iPhone 15 lineup, the main ones being curved edges, but now it looks like that change is far from being etched in marble.
That's not to say the previous leak was wrong, but according to LeaksApplePro, a leaker with a respectable track record, speaking to Forbes(Opens in a new tab), the move to curved edges is under "strong consideration" but hasn't. done. has not yet been decided.
Forbes notes that the design of a new iPhone would generally be finalized by now, so this uncertainty is strange, but it could be due to the current uncertainty within Apple's supply chain, which could make a design change be more difficult to achieve than usual.
In other words, curved edges could be a change Apple wants, but it could be tricky. Still, it seems like there's at least a good chance this change will happen.
LeaksApplePro also made some comments on the recent claim that some or all of the iPhone 15 series models will be coated in titanium.
They've clarified that it's only going to be the sides that will be using titanium, which is largely to be expected anyway, since wireless charging wouldn't work through a metal back. In fact, the back will apparently always be glass.
Of course, we'd still take all of this with a grain of salt given that the iPhone 15 lineup probably won't arrive until September.
Analysis: Credible claims, but don't count on every model getting titanium
All of the above seems credible to us, but in the case of titanium, probably only the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra will achieve it, since it is a much more expensive material than the aluminum of the iPhone 14 or the stainless steel of the iPhone 14 Pro .
At least one source has specifically stated that only the best models will get titanium anyway, but other sources have been less specific, so it's worth being clear about that.
As for curved sides, the consensus so far seems to be that all iPhone 15 models will have them, if at all, and that's to be believed.
Apple could update the design a bit, especially on the base models, which haven't seen any real changes this year and, unlike a change in materials, probably wouldn't increase the cost, just help upcoming phones. Stand out more among the best phones.