iPhone 15 rumored to feature titanium chassis with curved rear edges, according to leaker
Apple is rumored to be considering a titanium chassis design with curved rear edges for the iPhone 15, according to a reputable leaker who suggests that the new device will have a square front housing and a rounded back, similar to the iPhone 5c.
The claim comes from Twitter user @ShrimpApplePro, who has previous shared accurate early information about future Apple products.
According to the leaker, who warns that the information is “still very early,” the iPhone 15 will “still have a back glass” and will have rounded edges around the permitter, marking the first time that rounded edges have featured on the iPhone since the iPhone 11.
Although the information in vague, the claim suggests that the iPhone 15 could feature a profile similar to the Apple 5c.
Titanium is highly recyclable which reduces costs involved in its production and is also stronger than stainless steel, which Apple currently uses alongside aluminum for the internal frame of its iPhones. Apple uses titanium already for the Apple Watch Ultra and the physical Apple Card, but a move to titanium for the iPhone would mark a significant reliance on the material.
In addition to titanium’s recyclable properties, the material would make the iPhone 15 more resistant to scratches, also adding extra rigidity to withstand bending.
This isn’t the first time that titanium has been rumored to be coming to future iPhone models. In 2021, P Morgan Chase claimed that Apple would use a titanium alloy chassis on the iPhone 14 Pro, although this never came to fruition.