Apple fans have been wondering if the iPhone 15 will be as durable as previous generations. One rumor suggests that the phone will have a titanium chassis, which is lighter than stainless steel and may be resistant to dents.
Other rumors suggest that the iPhone 15 will have solid-state buttons, which will use haptic feedback to simulate button presses. This is a great way to reduce the number of moving parts on the device and make it more durable.
Apple Pay advancements
The new Apple Pay Later feature lets users split their purchases into six equal payments over two weeks. Customers can manage their payments in the Wallet app, and the service is available to select users starting today. The feature is a part of a series of upgrades coming to iOS 16. Other features include detailed receipts, shipping information and customer support options.
Another new feature is Merchant Tokens, which let customers use their existing debit or credit cards on future devices. Apple is acquiring Mobeewave to create the technology, and it’s a step towards making iPhones into mobile payment terminals. It could eventually compete with Square’s popular contactless payment system.
The rumors of a price hike this fall won’t likely affect the iPhone 15 Pro models, which already cost more than the standard iPhone 14. But if Apple decides to raise prices for the phones, it will need to offer significant improvements such as a brighter display or USB-C ports to convince people to spend more money on their smartphones. A better zoom camera, increased durability and more storage could help justify the higher prices, however.
iTunes Store integration
The iTunes Store offers a way for users to purchase and download a variety of media content from Apple, including music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and books. This content can be stored on a computer or played back using the iTunes software, or viewed from an iOS device such as an iPhone or iPad. iTunes can track purchases made from the iTunes Store and will display these in a user’s purchased playlist. Users can also view their iTunes Store history by choosing Account > View My Account, then selecting Purchase History.
Currently, Apple charges a premium for its Pro-level iPhones, which feature a larger screen, super slim bezels, a faster processor, and a bigger battery. But if the iPhone 15 Pro Max is going to cost more than $1,299, Apple needs to show some real upgrades to justify that price hike. One option is a rumored new sturdier build, and another could be a better optical zoom camera.
Apple’s iMessage is a safer, cheaper and more interactive way to communicate with your friends. But like any service, it can have its ups and downs. If you’re having trouble using iMessage, check Apple’s System Status page to make sure the server isn’t down. You can also try Down Detector, which provides a graph detailing outage reports and shows whether they’re local or widespread.
If the problem persists, try rebooting your iPhone. You can also sign out of your Apple ID and then back in, or reset the Messages app by going to Settings > Messages > Send & Receive and turning off iMessage. Finally, you can try sending an iMessage dien thoai iphone 15 to another Apple user to see if it goes through.
If that doesn’t work, you may need to restore your device or contact Apple directly. If you have a backup, you can restore that instead of starting from scratch. Philip Michaels is a Managing Editor at Tom’s Guide, covering personal technology since 1999. He’s passionate about the Oakland Athletics, old movies and proper butchery techniques. Follow him on Twitter at @PhilMichaels.