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3D CAD files of the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro have leaked online. These should serve as a pattern for the molding of the casing of the new Apple smartphones and therefore provide us with precise information about their design.

As for the design, the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro no longer have so many secrets // Source: Frandroid – Chloé Pertuis

You don’t even have to wait until September to find out what the future iPhone 15 and 15 Pro will look like. One week after successfully getting the iPhone 15 Pro CAD files, 9to5Mac he also managed to find the files dedicated to the production of the “classic” iPhone 15. With almost seven months in advance, and unless the situation changes, the specialized media can reveal with some precision the design of the next range of Apple smartphones.

As a reminder, brands use CAD files as patterns that guide the manufacturing of the chassis of their smartphones. Therefore, these files represent a true fingerprint of your design and can be used, when leaked online, to produce highly accurate 3D renderings of devices that have not yet been commercialized. In the case of the iPhone 15, these renders were made by the 3D artist Ian Zelbo.

A design in slight evolution… but important innovations

What we see first is that the iPhone 15 would abandon the notch of previous models to adopt the Dynamic Island that was found only in the iPhone 14 Pro. Clearly, this year 2023 would mark the general abandonment of the notch in Apple smartphones, 6 years after its appearance in 2017 on the iPhone X. This track had been mentioned for some time, here it is corroborated.

Another first for the iPhone 15, the default switch to a 6.2-inch screen diagonal, slightly larger than on the iPhone 14 (6.1 inches). We don’t know at this stage the definition and refresh rate of this new display, but it’s a safe bet that Apple will stick to the current specs (2532 x 1170 pixels, 60Hz, no Always On feature).

Source: 9to5Mac and Ian Zelbo

Apple would also keep the location of the rear cameras and the design of the island dedicated to the sensors identical. The presence of the LiDAR sensor and a third photographic module seems to be, however, again this year, reserved for the Pro versions of the device, he underlines. 9to5Mac.

However, the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro would be the first iPhones to adopt the USB-C standard. The CAD files obtained by the specialized site are in line with many rumors that predict the adoption of universal connectivity instead of the proprietary Lightning port. Good news, as USB-C supports higher charging speeds and much faster transfer speeds than Lightning.

Last point, only the iPhone 15 Pro would benefit from capacitive (touch) side controls. The “classic” iPhone 15 would retain the physical buttons.

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