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iPhone 15 Pro to feature flat display with ultra-thin curved bezels

Published Jan 23rd, 2023 6:50AM EST
iPhone 14 Pro in front of a Mac Studio
Image: Jonathan Geller, BGR

It’s only January, but we already think we know everything about the upcoming iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models thanks to a large number of reports. Apple is reportedly readying an early iPhone 15 production run, which could explain all these leaks and rumors. While nothing will be confirmed until mid-September, we’ve seen plenty of leaks detailing the iPhone 15 design, specs, price changes, and the purported iPhone 15 Pro Max name change to Ultra.

The leaks keep coming, with the latest report from a prolific leaker detailing the screen design changes for the iPhone 15 variants. The handsets will reportedly feature curved bezels, although they’ll still pack flat displays. As a result, the iPhone 15 Pro models will have even thinner bezels.

The iPhone 14 marks Apple’s third iPhone generation to feature the same overall design. The iPhone 12 brought back the iPhone 4 look, packing flat edges with rounded corners and flat front and rear panels.

Even without all these iPhone 15 leaks, we’d still expect some design changes for the upcoming iPhone series.

Leaker ShrimpApplePro took to Twitter to detail his latest findings concerning the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro design.

If his information is accurate, the iPhone 15 series will feature the same sizes as the iPhone 14. But the iPhone 15 Pro models will have flat displays with curved edges and smaller bezels. The screen will mimic the Apple Watch experience, which also has curved edges.

The source of the leak described the iPhone 15 Pro Max (Ultra) as “very beautiful,” apparently. That’s where the comparison with the Apple Watch screen comes from.

As for the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus, they will also have the same curved edges. But the bezels won’t shrink as much.

Furthermore, the cheaper iPhones will also feature the iPhone 14 Pro Dynamic Island design. That’s a rumor we heard in the past. They’ll have Ceramic Shield glass panels protecting the screen.

ShrimpApplePro also notes that the hole-punch camera will be similar in size to the previous generation. That indicates that the selfie cam hardware will stay the same for another year. However, that’s only speculation.

Finally, the leaker says that the first iPhone 15 CAD leaks should arrive in March or April. That kind of leak could provide more details about the iPhone 15 Pro design.

That said, we’re only looking at rumors. The only confirmations will arrive once Apple unveils the iPhone 15 series in September.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.