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Samsung reportedly will start manufacturing iPhone 15 OLED panels in May rather than June

iPhone 15 mock-upThis iPhone 15 concept is courtesy of Forbes.

According to The Elec, Samsung will start manufacturing OLED panels for the iPhone 15 line-up in May instead of June to compensate for the lack of planned initial orders from BOE.

Why? Because BOE is facing problems in production, the article adds. The company is “facing light leak problems around the hole and has missed the chance become one of the initial suppliers of the hole-display panels, according to The Elec.

The iPhone 15 line-up will probably debut in September or October. Here’s a round-up of some of the other rumors about them:

° The volume controls on the side of the iPhone 15 Pro may be a single unified rocker button. 

° Pro models may pack 8GB of RAM.

° Only the highest-end model will sport a periscope lens.

° The iPhone 15’s volume button and power button 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.

° The iPhone 15 and ‌iPhone 15‌ Pro’s USB-C port and accompanying charging cables will feature a Lightning-like authenticator chip, potentially limiting their functionality with accessories that aren’t Apple-approved.

° The iPhone 15 models will sport support for faster charging speeds when used with MFi-certifiated USB-chargers.

° The iPhone 15 Pro will be offered in a “stunning new dark red color option.”

° iPhone 15 Pro models will have improved LiDAR scanners that offer better battery life and improved performance.

° The iPhone 15 Pro Max will be thicker than its precedessor despite having a slightly reduced height and width, but it could offer a less protrusive camera rear array.

° The standard iPhone 15 models may lack support for ProMotion and an always-on display.

° The iPhone 15 Pro models will see a price increase due to several rumored hardware upgrades.

° The proximity sensor on the ‌iPhone 15‌ series will be integrated inside the ‌Dynamic Island‌ area, instead of located beneath it.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.