There are just four days left to wait until Apple reveals its new iPhone 15, but still the rumours are coming in thick and fast.
Dummy units obtained by AppleInsider now show that the tech giant is likely launching the iPhone 15 in nine stunning colours.
There are five options for the standard iPhone 15 – white, black, yellow, light blue and a pink, corroborating rumours that Apple is cashing in on the Barbie craze.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models are launching in four more basic shades – white, black, grey and navy blue.
Apple has confirmed it’s holding an unveiling event but no other details have been officially announced by the tech giant.
Spoilt for choice! The realistic dummy units were obtained by AppleInsider, which showed them off in a video posted to YouTube
iPhone 15 is launching in NINE colours
iPhone 15/iPhone 15 Plus
White, black, yellow, red, light blue
iPhone 15 Pro/Pro Max
White, black, grey, navy blue
AppleInsider presenter Andrew O’Hara seems confident that these will be the colours fans will see in the shops later this month.
He said: ‘How accurate are these colour options? It’s a really good question, we’re obviously going to find out in just a few days.
‘We’ve gotten dummies from this company in the past and they have been spot-on accurate.
‘They do line up with previous rumours that were reported so to me these are as accurate as we’re going to get before Apple’s event.’
Apple is expected to unveil four variations of the iPhone 15 – the standard model, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and what may or may not be called iPhone 15 Pro Max.
According to the video, five trendy pastel colours will be available for the ‘basic’ models (standard and Plus), while the two high-end iPhone 15 Pro models will have much darker and shinier shades.
iPhone 15 standard is launching in five colours – black, yellow, light blue, pink and white (pictured)
Presenter Andrew O’Hara said: ‘How accurate are these colour options? It’s a really good question, we’re obviously going to find out in just a few days. Pictured, standard in black
Pictured, yellow, blue and pink, which should be a hit with Barbie fans following the smash success of Greta Gerwig’s film this summer
Rather than pastel, the two high-end iPhone 15 Pro models will have much darker and shinier shades. From left, white, grey, black and navy blue
The dummies all-but confirm another rumour – that all iPhone 15 models will come with Dynamic Island, the pill-shaped notch at the top of the screen.
Dynamic Island was first introduced last year with the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, but has already been reported to feature on all four iPhone 15 models this year.
O’Hara said: ‘I can see the pill cut-out here on the display for the iPhone 15 series – all the base models do appear to have Dynamic Island.’
It’s also been recently revealed that the Pro models will have a physical button on the side, if code in the latest beta for its iOS 17 update is to be believed.
MacRumors, which first spotted the hint in Apple’s code, claims the press-down button will replace the switch that users can toggle on and off.
The biggest change to the new iPhone looks like it will be the introduction of a USB-C charging port, although Apple has been forced into this due to an EU law.
After months of silence, Apple confirmed last week that it will be holding a ‘special event’ streamed live from Apple Park in California.
The tech giant has teased fans with a promo image of the event, codenamed ‘Wonderlust’, which depicts the Apple logo in a powder grey design.
Apple has already teased fans with a promo image of the event, codenamed ‘Wonderlust’, with the Apple logo in a powder grey design
It’s possible that the design of the Apple logo in the official promo image is a nod to new materials used to make the phone or one of the available colours.
As for when the iPhone 15 will hit the shelves, an Apple insider called Mark Gurman thinks the release will come less than two weeks after the event.
He said he’s been told (by an unnamed source) that it will go on sale on September 22, which means Apple will ‘get about a week of iPhone 15 sales in its fiscal fourth quarter’.
MailOnline will have all the details from the Wonderlust event on Tuesday, which kicks off at 10am Pacific Time (6pm BST).
iPhone 15: Everything we know about Apple’s flagship smartphone – including launch date, price and a MAJOR design change
September is here and that can only mean one thing – Apple’s next flagship smartphone is ready to be unveiled.
iPhone 15 will be launched on September 12 in a livestream presented by CEO Tim Cook at Apple Park, the company HQ in Cupertino, California.
The tech giant has already teased fans with a promo image of the event, codenamed ‘Wonderlust’, with the Apple logo in a powder grey design.
But much like any other iPhone launch, Apple has kept its cards close to its chest – meaning fans have been relying on leakers for scraps of detail.
This biggest change to the iPhone this year will be the new charging port – called the USB-C, which is already commonly used for Android phones, laptops and more.
iPhones currently use Apple’s proprietary power connector technology ‘Lightning’ (top right), discernable by its eight pins. But Apple will have to comply with a new EU law that makes USB-C (bottom right) the EU standard. This means iPhones sold in EU countries will have to come with USB-C instead of Lightning
Apple has made the switch to USB-C and away from its own charging design called Lightning (discernible by its eight pins) due to an EU law.
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