iPhone 15 redesign could make it the lightest and toughest iPhone ever

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Apple's iPhone 15 is tipped to feature a revamped design, ditching the squared-off look for round back edges and even a titanium chassis. The rumored iPhone 15 Ultra may not be the only model getting the titanium treatment after all.

According to notable leaker ShrimpApplePro on Twitter, "early information" suggests the iPhone 15 lineup will feature a new border design with rounded back edge corners. This could be similar to the curved edges on the bottom of the 16-inch and 14-inch MacBook Pro, meaning Apple may be moving away from the squared-off look and flat design like on the iPhone 14

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Interestingly, the tipster also claims the iPhone 15 will have a titanium chassis. That's the same material used in the Apple Watch Ultra, which offers a rugged design with improved scratch and corrosion resistance and stronger durability. Apple has allegedly tested using titanium on iPhones but didn't follow through due to it being too expensive. 

Previously, as stated by notable tipster LeaksApplePro on Twitter, it seemed only the Ultra model of the rumored iPhone 15 lineup would be getting the titanium treatment. Now, it may be the whole lineup. This isn't the first we've heard of iPhones using titanium instead of the usual aluminum and stainless steel, as the iPhone 14 Pro models were once tipped to incorporate a titanium alloy chassis.

The rumored iPhone 15 Ultra is also tipped to be coming in a titanium chassis, meaning the first iPhone models using the new material are looking more likely. However, as ShrimpApplePro states, this info is "still very early to take it as it is," so it's a good idea to take this in with a pinch of salt.

While still a while away, Apple's 2023 iPhone lineup is looking interesting. First, we may see an all-new iPhone 15 Ultra, and second, all iPhone 15 models are expected to get the newly introduced Dynamic Island. What's more, we're also expecting to see the addition of a USB-C port instead of a Lightning slot in 2023 iPhone models, seeing as an EU mandate will force Apple to include USB-C in its smartphones.

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Darragh Murphy

Darragh Murphy is fascinated by all things bizarre, which usually leads to assorted coverage varying from washing machines designed for AirPods to the mischievous world of cyberattacks. Whether it's connecting Scar from The Lion King to two-factor authentication or turning his love for gadgets into a fabricated rap battle from 8 Mile, he believes there’s always a quirky spin to be made. With a Master’s degree in Magazine Journalism from The University of Sheffield, along with short stints at Kerrang! and Exposed Magazine, Darragh started his career writing about the tech industry at Time Out Dubai and ShortList Dubai, covering everything from the latest iPhone models and Huawei laptops to massive Esports events in the Middle East. Now, he can be found proudly diving into gaming, gadgets, and letting readers know the joys of docking stations for Laptop Mag.