Apple’s next iPhone could feature a Titanium Chassis with curved rear edges.
- The iPhone 15 is likely to launch next year in September.
- The design would be similar to that of the iPhone 5C.
- Dynamic Island would be there for all models in this series.
According to a rumour, the rear edge of the iPhone 15 will be rounded to create a new border, similar to the bottom edges of Apple’s latest 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. For reference, the iPhone 14 model has a flat, square-edged design reminiscent of the iPhone 4. The last model with rounded edges was the iPhone 11.
It was previously rumoured that iPhone 14 would feature a titanium chassis but the during the September event, we saw that iPhone 14 has an aluminium and alloy chassis. So we cannot be sure whether this rumour is correct or not.
However, Apple recently explored the feasibility of titanium cases for its products, including patents related to the use of machined titanium with unique properties for future MacBooks, iPads, and iPhones. Titanium is relatively hard compared to stainless steel, so it is hard to be scratched, and it is highly rigid, so it can withstand bending.
However, titanium’s high strength makes it difficult to engrave a protective layer, so the tech giant has developed blasting, etching, and chemical processes to give titanium cases a high-gloss finish that gives them a more appealing look. Apple has also investigated the use of thin oxide surface coatings that can reduce the appearance of oily fingerprints.
Apple has been using Titanium in Apple Watches and Apple Cards which works out well and gives a clean look. However, there are several disadvantages to using the titanium chassis too. We could expect Apple to find a solution to this problem in the upcoming months.