There's only a week left until Apple takes the stage to unveil this year's iPhone 15 lineup, and with so many new and exciting rumors coming our way, you may be wondering which, if any, are actually true.
The reality is that no one but Apple knows for sure. We can sit around and speculate all we want, but Apple never confirms or denies the rumors until it makes its official announcement.
With that said, not every rumor is completely false. Here are some rumors that might actually be true—or at least we hope they are.
A New iPhone 15 Ultra Is Coming
There have been countless rumors that Apple is working on a brand-new iPhone model that's said to be called the iPhone 15 Ultra. If true, this would be the highest-end iPhone model to date.
There has been some speculation that this iPhone Ultra model might simply be a new name for the iPhone 15 Pro Max. However, the most recent speculations from some well-known Apple analysts claims that this will actually be a separate model.
If that's true, we can expect to see five different iPhone models instead of the usual four. This might seem like overkill, so we'll have to wait and see if Apple does make this change.
USB-C Is Finally Coming to the iPhone
One of the biggest changes that the iPhone 15 lineup is almost certain to feature is the addition of a long-awaited USB-C port. Thanks to new rules from the European Union, Apple will need to add a USB-C port across all its devices, including the iPhone.
This rumor has been going around for months now from so many different sources that it will be shocking if it doesn't happen. With that said, Apple still has one year before it has to comply with the new EU regulations, so there's still the possibility that we might not see a USB-C port until next year's iPhone 16.
Fortunately, these rumors come from multiple reliable leakers and analysts, so it's pretty likely that we'll actually see a USB-C port.
A New Periscope Camera
Even though some features are exclusive to the Pro lineup, Apple is constantly trying to improve the camera system across all of its iPhone models.
And fortunately, this year won't be any different. According to rumors, besides the expected improvements to the camera, we will also see a new periscope lens on at least one of the iPhone 15 Pro models.
This new lens would let the iPhone 15 use anywhere between 5x and 10x optical zoom while taking photos. Other phones in the market that have a periscope camera typically reach up to 10x zoom, but most reports suggest Apple will stick to 6x this time around.
To put it in perspective, the current iPhone 14 Pro only has a 3x optical zoom through the telephoto lens, so this would be an amazing change for people who love taking pictures.
Initial rumors said that this feature would be available on the entire iPhone 15 Pro lineup; however, more recent rumors claim that the periscope lens will only be available on the iPhone 15 Pro Max, so you better keep saving your money if you want the best optical zoom.
Dynamic Island Will Be Available on All iPhone Models
By far, the biggest design change for the iPhone 14 Pro lineup was the introduction of the Dynamic Island. This weirdly-named feature would let you use the top of your iPhone — where the notch used to be — to access many different shortcuts and widgets.
Unfortunately, this feature was exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro models, but that might change with the iPhone 15. Rumor has it that this time around, the Dynamic Island will be available across all four (or five) iPhone models.
Wi-Fi 6E Is Coming to the iPhone 15 Pro
Apple switched to Wi-Fi 6 with the iPhone 11 in 2019, which gives current iPhone models a faster, more reliable connection to the internet.
However, according to the latest rumors, that connection will get even better on the iPhone 15 Pro models, with Apple featuring Wi-Fi 6E on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Unfortunately, the regular iPhone 15 models will stick with Wi-Fi 6.
Wi-Fi 6E offers an even more reliable home internet connection, letting you access a higher frequency that offers faster speeds and less interference. In a few words, you won't have any issues browsing the web or binge-watching your favorite shows, although to take advantage of this you'll need to upgrade to a Wi-Fi 6E capable home router if you don't already have one.
Apple Is Ditching the Silent Switch
This might come as a surprise for some, but it seems Apple is getting rid of the silent switch that's been an iconic part of the iPhone since the original debuted in 2007.
Instead, the company plans to add an Action button, similar to the one found on the Apple Watch Ultra, that you can customize to do whatever you need. For instance, you could use it to trigger shortcuts, open your camera, or still set it to put your iPhone in silent mode.
People have already found code related to the Action button in the iOS 17 beta, so this is pretty much guaranteed at this point.
We'll Have the Same Design As the iPhone 14
Apple won't worry that much about design changes this year. Countless rumors and renders of the iPhone 15 show that the device will be pretty similar to the iPhone 14 lineup in terms of design.
According to some images online, it's possible that Apple might just slightly change the position of the volume and Side buttons.
Besides that, the new models should be nearly identical on the outside.
The iPhone Pro Is Getting More Expensive
Unfortunately, not everything is good news. Many rumors claim that Apple will be increasing the price of at least the iPhone 15 Pro models.
Instead of the usual $999, the iPhone 15 Pro will reportedly start at $1,099 this year, while the iPhone 15 Pro Max could be even more expensive, with the highest-end model starting at $1,299 instead of the $1,099 price of the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Hopefully, this is the only rumor on the list that isn't accurate, but chances are Apple will change its pricing this year.
One of the big rumors going around is that the iPhone 15 might be able to charge faster than ever. According to some leaks, the new iPhone 15 lineup will support Apple's 35W charger.
While you can already use this charger to charge your current iPhone, the iPhone 15 would actually make use of all of the charger power to charge faster than before.
As of right now, the iPhone 14 lineup chargers from 0% to 100% in around two hours, but the iPhone 15 might fully charge in just a bit over one hour. Of course, you'll also need to get the $60 charger to make this happen.