iPhone 15 purportedly enters early ‘machine trial production’

This iPhone 15 mock-up is courtesy of Yanko Design.

The iPhone 15 has entered early “machine trial production” with main iPhone assembler Foxconn ahead of launch later this year, according to a (translated) report by Economic Daily News.

The iPhone 15 line-up is expected to debut in the September/October timeframe. In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — tech analyst Jeff Pu says the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max will have several new features, including a titanium frame, solid-state buttons with haptic feedback, and increased RAM.

He thinks Apple’s 2023 smartphone line-up will include a 6.1-inch iPhone 15, 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Plus, 6.1-inch iPhone 15 Pro, and 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Pro Max. Regarding the Pro and Pro Max models, he expects them to have 8GB of RAM, up from 6GB in the iPhone 14 Pro models.

Other rumors about the iPhone 15 include:

° The iPhone 15 will feature a new border design. The back edge corner will purportedly be rounded and not square anymore. 

° The volume button and power button of two high-end iPhone 15 models will adopt a solid-state button design (similar to the home button design of iPhone 7/8/SE2 and 3) to replace the physical/mechanical button design.

° iPhone 15 Pros will sport an increased 8GB of RAM, a USB-C port, and multiple camera improvements;

° The Dynamic Island feature will expand to all iPhone 15 models;

° The long-rumored “periscope lens” will be exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro Max in 2023.

° China’s BOE will supply Apple with OLED LTPO displays for the higher-end models of the iPhone 15 lineup.

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