Renders show rumored iPhone 15 Pro with thinner bezels, curve design, USB-C, more
Renders based on an alleged leaked iPhone 15 Pro CAD model have given us our first glimpse at what to expect from Apple’s next Pro-series iPhone, suggesting that the device will feature thinner bezels, a new curve design, USB-C, and more.
The renders, created for 9to5Mac by 3D Artist Ian Zelbo, have been put together based on CAD files provided by “a reliable case manufacturer,” similar to those distributed by Apple to case manufacturers ahead of mass production of the devices themselves, with the model offering new details on the upcoming 2023 flagship.
As many rumors have suggested, the models suggest Apple will replace the Lightning Connector on the iPhone 15 series with USB-C, with Zelbo’s renders suggesting the new device will have change to the curvature of the edges, both on the glass and on the metal frame compared to the iPhone 13 Pro.
According to 9to5Mac, “the glass curves slightly around the edges, creating a more seamless transition to the frame. The frame itself is also more curved than before, resembling the design of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros and new M2 MacBook Air. This could make the phone more comfortable to hold and less prone to accidental touches.”
The CAD files show that the camera bump on the back is also thicker than before, indicating that Apple may have upgraded the camera system with new sensors or lenses.
As rumors have suggested, the models hint that the iPhone 15 Pro will feature solid-state volume buttons, although this cannot be confirmed based on the renders alone.