The official unveiling of the iPhone 15 should be in seven months, but in the meantime there are plenty of leaks and rumors to digest, including one hinting at a “new camera bump” for the iPhone. 15 and the iPhone 15 Plus.
This is from the tipster ShrimpApplePro (opens in a new tab) (via GSMArena (opens in a new tab)) on Twitter. The claim was made in response to a leaked spec summary of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus circulating up to this point.
No other details are included though – so it’s unclear exactly how the camera bump will differ on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus successors. Presumably, some sort of overhaul will be involved.
Add a pinch of salt
It’s worth noting that the mention of a new camera bump is preceded by the line “Don’t quote me on that, but” – suggesting that this might not be the most reliable rumor in terms the quality of the information or the certainty that it will occur.
However, ShrimpApplePro is not new to the phone leak game. Although we have received inaccurate information from this source in the past, there have also been correct predictions. One such correct prediction is the battery size of the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
So, as of this writing, it’s definitely thanks to the redesigned camera for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. It will be interesting to see if we hear any more rumors along these lines by September.
Analysis: let the speculation begin
In terms of appearance, the camera bump on the back of the iPhone 14 is identical to that of the iPhone 13, which again has only a slight deviation (in terms of the positioning of the lens) compared to what we got on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 11.
So it’s safe to say that we haven’t seen a major camera overhaul for the iPhone since 2019, which is quite a stretch. This further leads us to believe that this is an accurate leak and that Apple is really going to change things up this year.
There’s already been speculation on Twitter about what the “new camera bump” reference might mean. Maybe additional lenses will be added beyond the two 12MP modules on the current model, or maybe the bump will get bigger or more pronounced.
Apple could even follow the lead of the Samsung Galaxy S23 and separate the camera lenses on the back of the phone with no visible casing around them. So far, we haven’t seen any leaked images of the iPhone 15.
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