These are the only 2 reasons I’m excited for the iPhone 15 Pro


An iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro laying on a table with their screens on.
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It’s peak summer time proper now, although fall is simply across the nook with back-to-school season on the horizon. With that additionally comes Apple’s annual iPhone occasion.

This yr, we’re undoubtedly anticipating the iPhone 15 lineup, in addition to Apple Watch Series 9, and possibly a brand new Apple Watch Ultra. The rumors for the iPhone 15 sequence have been going robust for months, although there has additionally been lots of back-and-forth too, largely referring to the iPhone 15 Professional fashions.

Nonetheless, as we get nearer to the reveal, the iPhone 15 is turning into rather less thrilling for me, particularly in comparison with the great Android phones we’ve gotten to this point in 2023. Whilst a longtime iPhone consumer (I’ve been utilizing iPhone because the unique and each technology since), I need to admit that the iPhone itself is getting just a little drab and, dare I say, boring.

Nonetheless, there are two issues specifically that I’m trying ahead to as soon as Apple declares the iPhone 15 Professional —  assuming, after all, that the rumors maintain up.

One cable to rule all of them

Brand new USB-C type to Lightning fast charging cable of with iPhone 11 Pro Max

EU rulings and regulations performed a serious half in getting Apple to make the leap to common USB-C charging with the iPhone 15. Apple already switched the iPad lineup to USB-C throughout all fashions, in addition to all latest MacBooks (although you can even cost these with MagSafe 3). So actually, the one gadgets nonetheless holding out are AirPods and the iPhone.

I truthfully can’t wait to have a USB-C iPhone. Previously few years, USB-C has turn out to be extra prevalent throughout a large number of gadgets, together with tablets, handheld sport consoles, controllers, headphones, and battery packs — principally, many of the gadgets I exploit proper now have USB-C. Meaning I’ve a ton of USB-C cables round the home, which makes it tremendous straightforward to only seize any cable and plug one thing in.

Every little thing besides my iPhone, that’s. I nonetheless must have a Lightning cable to cost up my iPhone 14 Pro, in addition to my AirPods Max and AirPods Pro 2, if I’m not utilizing MagSafe.

I’m about to go on a household trip in a number of weeks, and I’m going to wish to ensure I don’t neglect a Lightning cable amongst all the opposite USB-C chargers and cables I’ve simply so I can be sure I can cost my iPhone 14 Professional. And Lightning cables have a tendency to finish up getting worn out over time, so I’ve to attempt to not purchase replacements proper now, because it’s (doubtless) going to turn out to be out of date in a matter of months.

The change to USB-C for the iPhone can’t come quickly sufficient. I hope that AirPods additionally comply with swimsuit, so then we will rid ourselves of unreliable Lightning cables endlessly and simply use USB-C for every part.

Lights, digital camera, Motion button!

Apple Watch Ultra hanging on playground bar showing the Action Button.
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One other rumor in regards to the iPhone 15 Professional that has me excited is the supposed Action button that will be replacing the mute toggle. Although the mute change has remained a part of the standard iPhone design for the final 15 years, it’s fairly restricted in use — it merely toggled the iPhone on and off silent mode. It’s time for a change.

Apple launched the Motion button on the Apple Watch Extremely, and from the sounds of it, the iPhone 15 Professional (not the usual iPhone 15) might be getting it. I’m really enthusiastic about this alteration as a result of it opens up lots of new potentialities for making your iPhone much more handy.

For instance, lots of Android telephones can help you press the ability button twice to rapidly launch the digital camera. I might like to have this type of performance on the iPhone, and whether it is certainly getting a customizable Motion button, that might be one of many settings for it.

iPhone 15 Pro CAD render

The Apple Watch Ultra Action button is a little limited in scope, however I’m hoping that Apple extends the performance on the iPhone 15 Professional. What I would like is to have the default one-click of the button be for enabling mute, or you possibly can change it to one thing else. And I might additionally like for there to be a double-press motion to convey up a unique operate, and possibly even a triple press.

I do know that some folks will not be as thrilled about this doable change of eliminating the mute toggle change, however ultimately, I feel it is going to be higher for everybody. In spite of everything, folks didn’t need the House button to go away, however nearly everybody has tailored to Face ID.

And I’m positive you might nonetheless set the button to mute the telephone if you wish to. However as somebody who simply retains my telephones in perpetual silence for all of eternity, I might get rather more use out of an Motion button as an alternative.

Not a lot else to sit up for

iPhone 15 Pro render showing camera bump from side
iPhone 15 professional render 9to5Mac

In addition to these two rumored options, there truthfully isn’t a lot else in regards to the iPhone 15 Professional that’s thrilling, a minimum of for me. The rumored periscope lens that’s coming is supposedly solely going to be within the iPhone 15 Professional Max mannequin, which I don’t like because it’s simply too big for me. Whereas I might like to see that come to the common iPhone 15 Professional, which is probably going the mannequin I’m getting, it’s not very doubtless at this cut-off date.

And whereas Apple at all times updates the digital camera {hardware} to be higher every year, it actually received’t imply a lot till Apple stops the horrible oversharpening and overprocessing of pictures after you seize them with the native Digital camera app. The computational photography processes just don’t make photos look good, irrespective of how nice the digital camera lenses are. So far as design, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Professional appear to be on the identical path as their predecessors. I’m becoming bored of the identical previous look, and I want Apple would do one thing new with the design to shake issues up a bit.

Meaning there’s not an entire lot I’m trying ahead to with the iPhone 15 Professional, however as long as the USB-C and Motion button rumors are true, it’ll nonetheless be sufficient to carry my consideration when it’s introduced in only a few quick months.

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