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Rumor | iPhone 15, 15 Plus and 15 Pro show up to complete their set of dummy units

A full range of 2023 iPhone dummies. (Source: MacRumors)
A full range of 2023 iPhone dummies. (Source: MacRumors)
An Apple rumors blog has shown off what might be a full collection of iPhone 15-series dummy models in a new video post. According to this new leak, the Cupertino giant will produce direct successors for each 14-series variant in 2023. On that note, the OEM may be banking on upgrades such as USB type-C charging to set the new iPhones apart from previous generations.

The iPhone 15 "Ultra", or, possibly, "15 Pro Max", has been involved in an alleged hands-on leak well in advance, albeit as a dummy unit thought to exist in order to guide case-makers in the run-up to its late-2023 launch.

Now, the rest of its 2023 family has allegedly joined it in the same form, as MacRumors' full "set of dummy models". Their line-up suggests that Apple will offer its flagship handset in a choice of 4 variants for yet another year.

Therefore, it seems the 14 Plus does indeed get a successor, which seems to share a new Action Button with the rest of its 15-series siblings. Its replica is the same size as that of its highest-end counterpart, and is yet again restricted to 2 rear cameras rather than 3.

The "15 Plus" is the only one to be represented in a dark finish as opposed to the pale silver of previous physical iPhone leaks. On that note, this one might hint at a change to frosted glass across the board, whereas that cosmetic feature has been exclusive to Pro models thus far.

Nevertheless, it seems one will be hard-pressed to tell a real-life 2023 iPhone apart from a 2022 counterpart at this stage - were it not for the long-hyped absence of Lightning ports, that is.

Then again, MacRumors correspondent Dan Barbera does suggest that each variant may feel different in the hand, thanks to a new bevelled edge to their metallic frames. Hopefully, these subtle upgrades will be enough for consumers willing to shell out for these suspected first-gen USB type-C iPhones.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-05-27 (Update: 2023-05-28)