iPhone 15 Pro with USB-C and Periscope zoom camera: The perfect iPhone to get Android users switching?

iPhone 15 Pro with USB-C and Periscope zoom camera: The perfect iPhone to get Android users switching?

“iPhone 14 is not even out yet, but he’s here talking about iPhone 15.” I know, I know … But my intentions are good, so stick with me …

(which, according to the latest rumors, is exactly two months left to release now), is that they will give us:

The story is for those Android users (and those with older iPhones as well) who think that the above list of upgrades is simply not enough to justify switching from Android or paying at least $ 1,100 for an iPhone 14 Pro.


iPhone 15 Pro: Will USB-C, a periscope zoom camera and the most customizable version of iOS (16) ever attract Android users and those with older iPhones?

USB-C comes to iPhone 15, Android fans

From the big one, according to information, USB-C must come to the entire iPhone 15 range 2023! The reason is that new European legislation will require that all phones (among other devices) be delivered with a common USB-C port from 2024.

Technically, the mandate does not affect the iPhone 15 (expected in 2023), but if the rumors are true, Apple will hurry to secure the future of the iPhone 15. This looks quite likely now that we know AirPods Pro 2 (coming this fall) will have a USB-C port – a first for Cupertino’s wireless headphones, which would mark the beginning of Apple’s total USB-C transition.

The 5-6x periscope zoom camera reportedly comes with the iPhone 15 Pro Max

yes! Reputation has it so that the long-awaited modern periscope zoom lens, which we first saw on the Huawei P30 Pro 2019, is finally about to enter the Apple universe. But not as a fictional character. This time it should be for real! After lots of “confirmations” and calls from leaks, top analyst Ming-Chi Kuo now says that the long-distance zoom camera will be one of the iPhone 15 Pro’s main selling points, and it’s exciting! , only the larger one iPhone 15 Pro Max is expected to get a new 5-6x periscope zoom lens. That said, I would take this with a pinch of salt, as Apple’s current approach when it comes to hardware upgrades is to equip the smaller and larger iPhones with the same set of features.

Leaks aside, another hint that the iPhone 15 Pro series may come with a periscope zoom camera is Apple patentbut also the fact that the iPhone 14 Pro is expected to have only a new rear camera on the face of the 48 MP primary snapper. If you’ve been in a coma for the past 15 years, Apple’s the kind of company that likes to … spread the upgrades. Very.

Android users, iOS 16 is now as customizable as ever

I’m aware that the concept of an iPhone with USB-C sounds shocking enough – for example, our editor – in – chief still does not think it will happen. However, there is something just as shocking that is moving on to the iPhone 15, but also the iPhone 14 (and all iPhones down to the iPhone 8), and that is the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system – iOS 16!

A renewed lock screen with lock screen gallery, iCloud Shared Photo Library, Edit a message, Shared Safari Tab Groups, Passkeys (as a password but more secure) and Live Text in photos and videos – they are just a small part of all the new and exciting features coming iOS 16.

Many call iOS 16 “one of the biggest software updates in the history of the iPhone”, and while this may be debatable, I think we can all come together and say that iOS 16 is the biggest custom-focused upgrade we’ve seen coming to Apple’s iPhone.

For example, for the first time ever, iPhone users will be able to fully customize their lock screen with iOS 16. Apple’s extra support for up to five widgets that are always there waiting for you. On top of that, even though we’ve kept it a secret, we already know that Apple plans to introduce the long-awaited Always-On display feature with the iPhone 14 (some pretty solid looks leaks has in principle confirmed it).

Wallpapers on the iPhone are now also super customizable. There is a feature called Photo Shuffle, which allows the iPhone to change its wallpaper automatically every day / hour, or every time you wake up the phone or tap the lock screen. This can make your iPhone feel fresh every time you unlock it. If it sounds familiar, it’s because Huawei phones have been able to do this for several years now.

Lock screen wallpapers on iOS 16 now also integrate a portrait mode-like effect, where if you have an image with an outstanding subject (think: your face / pet / a building), your iPhone can automatically crop it and overlay it over time / clock widget on your lock screen . It creates a deep effect that makes your subject and your watch look a little more vivid / 3D. My early impressions are that the algorithm is surprisingly accurate (often to a point of perfection).

iPhone 15 Pro may (almost) be the perfect iPhone for me (Android and iPhone users), but it will need a few more premium features to be “perfect” …

Sure, the iPhone 15 Pro will not convince All Android users to throw away their phones and wake up next to a 7-inch iPhone Max. I got the technique to sound romantic – give me some points! But that’s not really the idea behind this story.

Well, actually, that’s it in a way, but that’s just me … Look, I had been using an iPhone 8 for a while now, and I recently bought an iPhone 13 mini. I love the size, and I would not exchange it for another iPhone … until further notice.

With that said, the iPhone 13 mini still lacks a bunch of great features that my Google Pixel 6 Pro has, such as a USB-C port and a brilliant periscope zoom camera. That’s why I know I’m not switching to an iPhone 14 model …

But if Apple prepares an iPhone 15 Pro with USB-C and a periscope camera … Then we can talk!

Features that would make the iPhone 15 Pro the iPhone that Android users may have been waiting for …

That being said, it’s not like USB-C and a periscope camera will make the iPhone 15 Pro the most feature-rich phone ever made. I secretly hope for more. Here is my Three More Things Wish List, Tim Cook:

Reverse wireless charging on iPhone 15

RWC could very well come to the iPhone 15 Pro (or even the iPhone 14 Pro), but we still have no hint that this may happen. Anyway, I leave the house with a dead AirPods / FreeBuds Pro case every now and then, and if I want to listen to my podcast, the only option is to go home and plug in my earbuds. This seemingly minor annoyance can be a mood killer. With my Pixel (for example in the gym) I can simply place my case with wireless charging on the back of my phone and let Pixel do the work, so I can use my earphones for the next few hours before I can go home and charge them completely. Reverse wireless charging is the kind of feature you do not know you need and it would be great to finally see it on the iPhone.

Fast charging on iPhone 15

Speaking of charging, I can not skip asking Apple for proper fast charging on the iPhone 15 (but also the iPhone 14, if it is not too late).

A full charge takes almost 2 hours over the iPhone 13 series, and although the “50% in 30 minutes” that Apple gives us is quite satisfactory, I wish I had the extreme comfort of my Huawei P30 Pro, which would give me a full day of use after being switched on for 30 min. Not much more to say here. You have to try fast charging to appreciate it.

Apple, please give me back my rounded iPhone

This is a pet for me, but I would love my rounded corners back, Apple.

Thanks to the upcoming iPhone 14 Max, the average iPhone size in 2022 will reach a new peak. The thing is that the iPhone’s flat design simply does not fit well with its increasing size. In fact, even the iPhone 13 mini digs into my hands when I use it for more than a few minutes, and I do not exaggerate.

I may be the minority here because everyone seems to love the new flat iPhones, but I tend to put functional design before aesthetics. Handling the iPhone 8 after using the iPhone 13 mini for about a month feels … amazing. It must mean something.

Will the iPhone 15 Pro finally get die-hard Android fans to make the big change?

Now… If I have to consider the current trends in the smartphone market, then the answer to this question is probably … yes! Apple’s market share for smartphones is growingand now more than ever people are choosing to spend their money on flagship phones in particular, which is great news for Cupertino. But if I have to be reasonable, I have to keep in mind that when the iPhone 15 Pro is out, Samsung, Google, Xiaomi & Co would probably have raised Android phones to newer heights, which means that it may be a little harder for Apple to attract Android users.

Still, USB-C on the iPhone means that you could charge all your Apple or non-Apple products with a cable, which may be enough to get a large percentage of non-iPhone users (but also iPhone users with older) telephones).

Needless to say, the camera is now the focal point of all new flagship phones, so I could bet on my bottom line that an iPhone 15 Pro with a periscope zoom lens will manage to blow many senses and end up in many more pockets. Especially those who have never had a phone with a periscope zoom camera.

The presence of features such as reverse wireless charging and proper fast charging would be the cherry on top of the iPhone 15 Pro series. Still, their potential absence really doesn’t sound like a dealbreaker tomeif I decided to go full time with the iPhone and withdraw my Pixel.

But what about you?


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