Speculation surrounding the upcoming iPhone 15 has gone into full swing as we count down to Apple’s anticipated September event. A game-changing titanium alloy frame, a first-ever solid-state volume button and a USB-C charging port are among the numerous features the flagship smartphone is rumoured to have.
Now, a fresh claim suggests the iPhone 15 will come in an array of vibrant colours – including some of the previous fan favourites. A source on the Chinese site Weibo claims that Apple will make the upcoming iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus in a bright shade of green, according to 9T5Mac.
While it’s thought to be new, this colour may still take fans on a trip down memory lane, with some similarities to the mint iPhone 11 and 12 that haven’t been seen again since. Meanwhile, the same source claims that the iPhone 15 Pro could be made in an ‘exclusive’ deep shade of crimson.
This could be just a little lighter than the iPhone 14 Pro’s deep purple shade – also a first of its kind this year. Pink and blue are among other colours Apple is experimenting with too, according to the publication.
Forms of pink have been seen numerous times before – with a rose gold shade kickstarted with the iPhone 6S in 2015, and the best-selling coral iPhone XR in 2015. For years now, there have been rumours that a hot pink iPhone is on the horizon, but this is yet to come to fruition.
Blue has also been seen in numerous shades, including navy with the iPhone 12 and a more muted pastel shade with the iPhone 14. 9to5Mac predicts the upcoming iPhone 15 could come in a bright baby blue shade similar to the older XR model.
The new leak comes amid of a wave of speculation surrounding the iPhone 15 and the future of other Apple products. Numerous rumours point to the idea that the iPhone 15 Pro will be made from a titanium alloy that is 45 per cent lighter than its previous stainless steel frame.
If proven true, this would be the first time Apple has changed the button since the iPhone’s launch in 2007, likely allowing users to toggle with its sensitivity. The dummy also included a USB-C charging port in place of the usual Lightning port.
This alteration follows previous talk from Apple’s executive Greg Joswiak who said that the tech giant was ‘having to comply’ with new USB laws passed by the EU. With that in mind, it’s already publicly known that the company is replacing its own Lightning charging technology – discernible by its eight pins – with USB-C in EU countries.
He previously said: ‘Obviously, we’ll have to comply; we have no choice, just as we do around the world to comply with local laws. But we think the approach would have been better environmentally and better for our customers to not have a government be that prescriptive.’