- Apple is seemingly working on utilising LIPO tech for the upcoming premium iPhone models
- This tech has been previously been used on the Apple Watch not too long ago
- Apple will officially take the wraps off the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, in addition to the two iPhone 15 Pro models in mid-September
The next generation of Apple iPhone models is only six weeks away, and leaks about the iPhone 15 series are picking up pace steadily. In his recent weekly newsletter, Power On, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports on the depth of the upgrades crammed into the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models.
Per Gurman, Apple will leverage the low-injection pressure over-molding (LIPO) display technology on the two Pro devices. This would help the premium iPhone flagships achieve a bezel thickness of just 1.5mm, down from 2.2mm on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. As tipster Ice Universe indicates, Apple has already used this tech on its Apple Watch series, with the likelihood of the tech eventually making it to the iPad series as well.
The bezel of the iPhone 15 Pro has been shrunk to 1.5mm. Thanks to Apple’s LIPO technology, the bezel has become thinner. It was once used for the Apple Watch and will be used for the iPad later.
The iPhone will keep this record until Xiaomi 14 is released. pic.twitter.com/oN1AgjNxZO
— ICE UNIVERSE (@UniverseIce) July 31, 2023
A titanium frame is also rumoured on the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro Max, making the devices significantly lighter and even stronger compared to the stainless steel frame used on previous premium iPhone models.
All-new Action button confirmed for iPhone 15 Pro/Pro Max
On top of the aforementioned upgrades, the premium iPhone duo would also grab an Action button in place of the beloved mute switch, which has been around on Apple iPhone models since the first generation iPhone was launched in 2007.
On the bright side, this Action button would let users perform a lot more “actions” than the conventional mute switch. Up to nine customisable shortcuts will reportedly be available, including mute/unmute. This would be a significantly upgraded version of the Action button currently available on the Apple Watch Ultra.
Hints about this new Action button on the iPhone 15 Pro models were revealed by the iOS 17 Beta 4 last week. The full iOS 17 rollout will commence shortly following the iPhone 15 launch in mid-September, with Apple mentioning iPhone XS/XR or newer, as well as the iPhone SE (2nd gen or newer) in its official iOS 17 Preview eligibility list.