iPhone 15 Pro 2023 first look: leaked render images reveal ‘curved design’ with thinner bezels, USB Type-C charging port & thicker camera bump

HomeTech NewsiPhone 15 Pro 2023 first look: leaked render images reveal 'curved design' with thinner bezels, USB Type-C charging port & thicker camera bump


* The iPhone 15 series will launch later this year.
* The renders of the iPhone 15 Pro model have been leaked way ahead of the official release.
* The renders suggest that the iPhone 15 Pro will feature thinner bezels and a USB Type-C charging port.

Apple Launched its Latest iPhone 14 Series in September 2022. Just like last year, the Cupertino-based tech giant is expected to introduce the next generation of its smartphones, the iPhone 15 lineup in the second half of 2023.

However, the rumour mill about the iPhone 15 lineup is up and running and has also been churning out new speculations regularly.

The latest rumour comes in a form of a leaked image which is expected to offer the first glimpse at the anticipated iPhone 15 Pro model.

According to a report by 9to5Mac, exclusive renders of the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro which are based on a CAD model have been leaked online.

The render has been shared by case manufacturer and 3D Artist Ian Zelbo.

The report suggests that the leaked images reveal some notable changes to the design and features of Apple’s upcoming flagship smartphone.

The iPhone 15 series of smartphones has a long way to go before it officially launches, but the leaks and rumours surrounding the devices have already started flooding the internet.

In a recent turn of events, the renders of the iPhone 15 Pro model have surfaced, which give us a working clue as to what the device might look like.

We will, of course, talk more about the leaked renders, but for those unaware, the iPhone 15 lineup will reportedly consist of four models – the vanilla iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max.

There are also rumours that Apple might launch the iPhone 15 Ultra as well. Now, let’s get back to the leaked renders.

iPhone 15 Pro Design Leaked

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As seen in the leaked render images above (posted exclusively by 9tomac), this is what the iPhone 15 Pro might look like.

The CAD renders are based on the information shared by Apple to factories in Asia to prepare phone cases ahead of launch, so that there’s no shortage of compatible cases at the time of launch.

The most notable change that one can notice is the removal of Apple’s iconic Lightning port and the addition of a new USB-C port.

Before you get your hopes too high, this USB Type-C port might come with its own set of limitations. To know more about the iPhone 15 series’ alleged USB Type-C port limitations and restrictions, you can head to our previous coverage for the same.

Moving on, the renders suggest that the iPhone 15 Pro will feature much thinner bezels when compared to its predecessor. We expect the same to happen with the rest of the devices in the iPhone 15 lineup.

iPhone 15 Pro

Plus, another notable change is the curvature of the edges. The glass seems to have curved slightly around the edges, which could potentially ensure a more seamless transition to the frame.

The camera bump is also slightly thicker than before, which could mean that the iPhone 15 Pro would feature an upgraded camera setup.

Another interesting thing worth noting in the renders is the power button and volume up and down buttons, which look more like capacitive buttons and not physical buttons.

This should not come as a surprise to any, given that the same rumour has already popped up in the past.

Lastly, the iPhone 15 Pro is said to be a few mm smaller than the iPhone 14 Pro, owing to the thinner bezel.

What are CAD Files

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These leaked renders are based on CAD files which are provided by Apple. The company shares such files with factories in Asia to prepare phone cases before the phone’s launch. This practice is done to ensure that when the device launches, the cases become available.

The iPhone 15 Pro leaked render CAD has reportedly arrived from a factory out of China.

As per the report, this factory also seems to be the first to get these files. Previous CAD files have also been accurate to the final device in terms of both dimensions and design.
As inaccurate CADs will be costly for the case designers and factories.

iPhone 15 Pro: Expected Changes

The leaked renders reveal that Apple will switch from the Lightning port to USB-C. This will mark the departure of Apple’s proprietary connector that has been used on iPhones and other Apple products for a long time.

However, the company is reportedly planning to limit the cables to the ones approved by Apple’s MFi program for data transfer speeds and charging speeds.

As per the images, the curvature of the edges on both the glass and the metal frame has also changed. In iPhone 15 Pro, the glass will curve slightly around the edges to create a more seamless transition to the frame.

The report claims that the frame will also be more curved than before and will be similar to the design of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros or the new M2 MacBook Air. This new design is expected to make the phone more comfortable to hold and less prone to accidental touches.

The rear camera bump also seems to be thicker compared to its predecessor. This might indicate that Apple may have added new sensors or lenses to upgrade the camera system.
However, the company has kept the camera layout similar to the iPhone 14 Pro. The upcoming iPhone 15 Pro will also have three lenses and a LiDAR scanner arranged in a square module.

The camera lenses also seemed thicker in the latest renders which likely suggests larger image sensors.

Apple has also reportedly made some changes to the volume buttons and the mute switch on the side of the phone. Instead of physical buttons, the volume rockers now look like capacitive buttons, which was already rumoured.

The company also may have redesigned the mute switch with a smaller and rounder shape button which looks similar to that of the capacitive buttons.

The leaked renders also show the phone with a thinner bezel and it is expected to sport the same 6.1-inch display in a slightly smaller body.

Dynamic Island is also present in the leaked images and looks to be about the same size as the iPhone 14 Pro.

Despite an outlandish moniker, ShrimpApp lePro has established an impressive track record and was the first leaker to reveal the new pill-shaped cutout in iPhone 14 Pro models last year.

The pill cutout ultimately replaced the notch and resulted in the Dynamic Island. Apple is expected to make more substantial changes to the iPhone 15 range following underwhelming sales of standard iPhone 14 models. However, that may come at the cost of higher prices.


Key Specs

Processor Apple A15 Bionic
Rear Camera 12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP
Front Camera 12 MP
Battery 4300 mAh
Display 6.1 inches (15.49 cm)


Launch Date April 19, 2023 (Unofficial)
Operating System iOS v15


Chipset Apple A15 Bionic
CPU Hexa Core (3.23 GHz, Dual core, Avalanche + 1.82 GHz, Quad core, Blizzard)
Architecture 64 bit
Fabrication 5 nm
Graphics Apple GPU (Five-core graphics)


Display Type OLED
Screen Size 6.1 inches (15.49 cm)
Resolution 1170 x 2532 pixels
Pixel Density 457 ppi
Bezel-less display Yes with notch
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch


Camera Setup Triple
Resolution 12 MP f/1.6, Wide Angle, Primary Camera(26 mm focal length)12 MP f/2.0, Telephoto Camera
12 MP f/1.8, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
Autofocus Yes
Flash Yes, LED Flash
Image Resolution 4000 x 3000 Pixels
Settings Exposure compensation
Shooting Modes Continuous Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus
Video Recording 1920×1080 @ 30 fps
Camera Setup Single
Resolution 12 MP f/2.2, Wide Angle, Primary Camera
Video Recording 1920×1080 @ 30 fps


Capacity 4300 mAh
Type Li-ion
Removable No
Quick Charging Yes, Fast
USB Type-C No


Internal Memory 256 GB
Expandable Memory No

Network & Connectivity

SIM Slot(s) Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM Size SIM1: Nano, SIM2: eSIM
Network Support 5G Not Supported in India, 4G Supported in India, 3G, 2G
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 4 (802.11 b/g/n)
Wi-Fi Features Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v5.2
GPS Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
USB Connectivity Mass storage device, USB charging


Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Jack Lightning


Fingerprint Sensor No
Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

FAQ’s on iPhone 15 Pro

1) What are some of the new features expected in the iPhone 15 series?

Ans) Although there is no official confirmation year, iPhone 15 series will most likely have a faster A17 Bionic processor, better build quality, solid state buttons instead of the regular volume rockers and bigger RAM for optimum multitasking.

2) What is the expected price of the iPhone 15 Pro Max model?

Ans) The iPhone’s top-end model with at least up to 1TB internal storage might cost somewhere around $1,799 (which is approx. Rs 1,48,000).

3) Will iPhone 15 Pro have a more premium design?

Ans) Yes, the iPhone 15 Pro series is likely to feature a titanium mid-frame, which will make it look more premium and will also bring down the weight of the device by a couple of grams.

4) Which processor will power the iPhone 15 series?

Ans) The iPhone 15 and the 15 Plus are likely to be powered by the A16 Bionic while the iPhone 15 Pro series will make use of the new A17 Bionic processor, which is also said to be the first processor from Apple to be fabbed using TSMC’s 3nm manufacturing process.

5) Will iPhone 15 Pro offer Dynamic Island?

Ans) yes , as of now, all four iPhone 15 models are said to feature Dynamic Island, including the entry-level iPhone 15 and the iPhone 15 Plus.

6) What camera features will the iPhone 15 series have?

Ans) The iPhone 15 and 15 Pro will have a dual-camera system while the iPhone Pro models feature an improved triple camera system with a periscope zoom lens.

7) Will iPhone 15 series have a lighting port or a USB Type-C port?

Ans) The iPhone 15 and the iPhone 15 Pro are said to feature a USB Type-C port for charging and data syncing.

8) What iOS version will the iPhone 15 have?

Ans) iPhone 15 series will ship with iOS 17 out-of-the-box which will be announced at the upcoming WWDC 2023.

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