Starting from the iPhone 12, Apple has introduced the right-angle middle frame solution. Although such an approach brings a tougher and more fashionable design, it is a disaster in terms of grip. In simple words, it “cuts” the hand.
In fact, as said above, due to the fashionable look it brings, many manufacturers use the right-angle middle frame solution, including Android OEMs. However, millions of users complain of terrible grip. That’s why many companies have decided to switch to gold mean, making it a half-curved.
By the way, we’ve also seen other renders showing a similar design.
Anyway, it seems that both Apple and Android manufacturers are abandoning this design. According to various sources, Apple will change the body design of next year’s iPhone 15 series. The edge of the middle frame will add some curved angles, similar to the effect of 2.5D.
The overall look is a bit like the effect of the iPhone 5C, which can fit the palm better. At the same time, the contact surface will be softer. So the overall grip effect will be improved a lot.
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Recently, we got renders of the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro models made based on this news. In other words, the renders show how the iPhone 15 will look if adopting a curved design.
As we can see, the middle frame of the iPhone 15 Pro adopts a curved solution. In effect, the connection with the glass is more natural, and it seems that the hand feel will be significantly enhanced.
But we should note that this rounded design will make the body a bit thick, even a bit silly, and lose the “elegance” of previous Apple models. So it still remains a big question whether Apple will sacrifice the look of the iPhones in favor of a better grip.