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Apr 12, 2001

Apple plans to expand the Dynamic Island to all four iPhone 15 models launching later this year, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The hardware-dependant feature is currently limited to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.


In his Power On newsletter today, Gurman said the iPhone 15 series will offer the same four screen sizes as the iPhone 14 series, meaning that customers can expect 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. Following in the footsteps of the Apple Watch Ultra, Gurman previously suggested that the iPhone 15 Pro Max might be named the iPhone 15 Ultra.

The Dynamic Island is a pill-shaped area at the top of the iPhone's display that replaces the notch found on previous models. Aided by software, the Dynamic Island morphs into different shapes and sizes for Live Activities, system alerts, and other information. Display analyst Ross Young previously claimed that the Dynamic Island would be available on all four iPhone 15 models, and this rumor is now backed by Gurman.

As widely expected, all four iPhone 15 models will be equipped with a USB-C port instead of Lightning, according to Gurman. USB-C is a more universally adopted charging standard and offers faster data transfer speeds than Lightning.

Gurman also corroborated rumors claiming that iPhone 15 Pro models will feature a titanium frame with haptic volume buttons. Instead of physically moving, two new Taptic Engines inside the device would simulate the feeling of the buttons being pressed, similar to how the iPhone SE's Home button and newer MacBook trackpads work.

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 15 series in September as usual.

Article Link: Gurman: Dynamic Island Expanding to All iPhone 15 Models, Pro Models to Feature Titanium Frame
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macrumors 65816
Jul 20, 2012
No one uses the port to transfer data tho so what’s the point
while its true most people dont use it for data transfer im sure there are some people who do. i just use iCloud for downloading my photos/videos/files to my PC if i need to. cant be bothered with cables and hooking it up.

i wouldnt be surprised if the 15/15 Plus run at 2.0 speeds and the Pro/Ultra get USB 3.2 (or whatever the hell it is) speeds.


macrumors 6502a
Feb 21, 2011
Or maybe we will just see the two iPhone 14 with price reduction and two iPhone 15 models that are just the Pros.
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macrumors newbie
May 24, 2018
Dynamic Island is ok, but in my opinion in iOS 17 Apple should lower the entire interface by 3-4-5 pixel in order to not cut the contents also on big iPhone. Last year new notch design could create problem on iPhone 13 mini and sometimes on 13 and 13 pro. It is the reason that made me return iPhone 14 pro max and stay with iPhone 13 pro max
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macrumors member
Aug 28, 2014
Does titanium mean I can go case less?
If it is like the brushed titanium in Apple Watch Edition then it will easily scratch as the silver stainless steel. Will help more in the weight department but that’s it. They should just go with aluminum. Why do the Pro phones have to have a stainless steel or titanium frame? iPad Pros are aluminum as well. Would be so much lighter.
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