Everything we know (so far) about the iPhone 15 (Updated 2023)

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Hint: it's not much. Yet.

The iPhone 15 will be launched in September 2023 (if history is our guide) and as usual, we'll probably know a lot about it before it's launched.

In the early days of the iPhone, most new features were a surprise. And we loved that!

So.....this page will probably contain some spoilers. If you want the iPhone 15 features and specs to be a surprise, stop reading right now.


Last chance, iPhone 15 spoilers ahead....


If you want to know what might be coming, read on....


Here are a few rumors that we think could end up being true. We'll update this post as we learn more...

iPhone 15 Release Date

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET.

iPhone 15 Ultra?

Likelihood: ✔️

We actually thought the iPhone 14 Plus was going to be called the iPhone 14 Max. Last minute we got word that it was going to the iPhone 14 Plus so we had to quickly update our website content to reflect that. Now we are reading a lot of rumors that the lower end, larger version will be called the iPhone 15 Ultra. This one seems to be pretty likely

Will iPhone 15 have USB-C?

Likelihood: ✔️ (Updated 1/3/2023)

There is a reliable source who states this:



So we think it's likely. But, we also heard this rumor a bit about the iPhone 14 and it ended up being false. So, not sure on this one.

1/3/2023: Ok, we've now read enough rumors that iPhone 15 will have USB-C to mark this one a strong likelihood. Of course nothing is 100% until Apple says it themselves, but it seems very likely that USB-C is coming for the 15, no more lightning port. It also seems likely that the non Pro models will have a slower USB-C, Pro Models will have the faster version (20-40Gb/s).

Will iPhone 15 have rounded edges?

Likelihood: ✔️ (Updated 1/3/2023)

We started selling cases for the iPhone 3G (wow that was a long time ago!) and when iPhone 4 came out, it had a beautiful squared edge design. We love it. Easy to make skins and cases for, felt great in the hand, nice modern look. Apple switched to a rounded design for iPhone 6 but came back to square with iPhone 12. Now it seems like they'll be tweaking the corners just a bit. We should have some initial specs (rumors only of course) for the iPhone 15 in a few months and we'll update this when we know more. 

What is happening with the mute switch?

Likelihood: ✔️ (Updated 7/5/2023)

This one has gone back and forth a bit, but it seems likely that Apple will be releasing the mute switch with what is essentially a "mute button". This should make it more water resistant and hopefully it will stay cleaner than the current mute switch cavity.

7/5/23 Update: Our models continue to show a mute button, not a switch so this one seems pretty likely.

8/11/23 Update: This one is pretty much a definite "yes" now.


Will Carved have iPhone 15 cases?

Likelihood: 💯

Yep. 100% certain. Here they are!