Everything You Need to Know About iPhone 15 Upgrades

Everything You Need to Know About iPhone 15 Upgrades

If the iPhone 15 upgrade information rumor mill is accurate, anyone upgrading from an iPhone 14 will get a big shake-up. For example, Apple could bring the Dynamic Island cutout—currently a Pro-only feature—to standard iPhone models.

Also, a leaked Wi-Fi chip diagram shows that the iPhone 15 will have Wi-Fi 6E, which is more powerful than current versions and offers higher speeds for gigabit home connectivity.

Advanced Machine Learning Capabilities

iPhone 15 upgrades bring a number of advanced machine learning capabilities thanks to the new A15 Bionic processor. The processor includes an embedded Neural Engine that enables iOS 15 features like Live Text, which can read handwriting in your photos.

It also enables Cinematic Mode for better quality video recording, as well as improved battery life. Additionally, the A15 Bionic has a 5-core GPU and supports Dolby Vision HDR for richer colors and more contrast.

Another interesting machine learning upgrade is object recognition. The feature allows your iPhone to look at unstructured data in a photo and identify objects within it, similar to how the Face ID system works on your phone.

Smart Stacks

As explained in a previous iDB tutorial, Apple introduced Smart Stacks for widgets in iOS 14. When you swipe through the Smart Stack, iOS intelligently cycles through your apps and widgets. The system uses on-device Siri intelligence to decide which to surface when you swipe, based on factors like time, location and your device activity.

With iOS 15, Apple has taken this capability a step further with Widget Suggestions. You can also curate your own custom widget stacks to your liking by building them manually using the same process as you would insert a regular folder through the widgets gallery. Just drag a widget over another of the same size to start stacking.

Live Text

This handy feature identifies text in photos or images, and lets ip 15 you copy and paste it, search for it on the web, look it up on Apple Maps, or translate it. You can even make a call or send an email, if the image contains that kind of information.

Live Text works with any photo or screenshot on your iPhone, or saved in your library, including ones you’ve received from other people. It also works with live previews on Safari and Quick Look.

To use this feature, open your Camera app and point it at text. You can then move the grab points to select text in a photo or video (if it’s in a video, pause it first).

Object Recognition

A Chinese website that specializes in Apple leaks appeared to publish details about the iPhone 15 lineup’s battery capacities. It claims that the Pro models will get an upgraded battery to match the new A17 Bionic processors, and the base model will see a bump from 6GB to 8GB.

A separate rumor cites that the iPhone 15 series will feature solid-state volume and power buttons, which will use haptic engines to simulate the feeling of pressing physical buttons. Kuo expects this to help Apple further differentiate the Pro and standard iPhone 15 models.

Another 2023 rumor says that the iPhone 15 will include Thunderbolt 3, which is much faster than USB 2.0 and can output to monitors at up to 4K resolution. This will make the iPhone 15 more appealing to gamers and content creators.

App Library

The App Library is a new screen that automatically organizes your apps into folders based on their categories in the App Store. Each folder shows a selection of the apps in that category. You can see a total of three larger app icons and four smaller icons in each folder.

You can find the App Library by swiping left from the last Home screen page where your apps currently live. You can also search all of your apps using the top-of-the-screen search bar.

You can choose to keep the Suggestions card or the Recently Added card in the App Library to get quick access to your frequently used apps. You can also remove an app from the Home screen by long pressing its icon and selecting ‘Remove from Home Screen’.

Camera Stabilization

Apple could add a new feature to its flagship smartphones that will allow users to transfer video files at much faster speeds than the current USB 2.0 standard. This upgrade would be via a new port that supports Thunderbolt 3 and offers data transfer rates up to 40Gb/s.

Other rumors suggest that the basic iPhone 15 models will get 48MP cameras currently only available on Pro versions of the device, and they’ll also have larger image sensors for better light intake. One analyst even claims that Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro Max will offer a periscope zoom lens.

Kuo expects the 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch iPhone 15 models to use Apple supplier TSMC’s latest 3-nanometer chips. This chip technology is expected to improve processing performance and lower power consumption.