These renderings are courtesy of well-known informant Ice Universe and are based on schematic information that the Cupertino company has provided to its supply chain partners, according to a report published on the website of TechRadar.
Interestingly, the same leak refers to the “iPhone 15 Pro Max or iPhone 15 Ultra”. It was thought that the 15 Ultra could be a completely new and separate model, but it seems that the Pro Max line will be rebranded.
“Compared to the 14 Pro Max, the bezel is narrower but thicker. Titanium alloy middle frame with frosted process, C-type, no physical button design”, adds the informant, who added the photos in a tweet.
A more curved chassis
There aren’t a huge number of changes to the design of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, although the chassis is more curved than before. The height and width are said to be slightly less on the 2023 model, while the thickness has increased a bit.
Those fractions of millimeters also apply to rear camera bump, it seems, with the bump on the iPhone 15 Pro Max set to be a bit shallower than on its predecessor. It seems that the same will be slightly different on all iPhones this time.
These images show the expected switch from Lightning to USB-C for the data and charging port and there are gaps for the power and volume buttons, perhaps because Apple will be using solid-state haptic buttons this year.