In a Sunday tweet, the leaker said the back edges of the iPhone 15 will be rounded to create a new border, similar to the bottom edges on the case of Apple’s latest 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models.
Despite the switch to titanium material, the iPhone 15 will “still have a back glass,” claims the leaker who cautions that the information comes “still very early to take it as it is.”
So the new iPhone 15
From the early information that I have, the iPhone 15 will feature a new border design. The back edge corner (as pointed out in the images) will be rounded and not square anymore.
The material also will be titanium.
Still very early to take it as it is. pic.twitter.com/hbdCKUhVP9
— ShrimpApplePro 🍤 (@VNchocoTaco) November 20, 2022
Apple has recently been investigating the viability of titanium casings for its products, and it has patents related to the use of processed titanium with unique properties for future MacBooks, iPads, and iPhones.
Titanium is harder than other metals, such as stainless steel, making it more resistant to scratches and bending.
However, the strength of Titanium also makes it tough to etch, so Apple has developed a blasting, etching, and chemical process that give titanium enclosures a high-gloss surface finish.
If Apple does use titanium, it would be the first time Apple has used the ultra-hard metal in its iPhones and iPads, although it has used titanium as a casing material in recent Apple Watch models, including the Apple Watch Ultra. The physical Apple Card is also made of titanium.