This isn’t a small change, but it is arguably unnecessary. A much better improvement would be reducing the size of the camera island. Of course, Apple could always do both and deliver a much cleaner-looking display.
What’s a bit weird here is that the leaker is talking specifically about the iPhone 15 Pro Max, without mentioning the regular-sized Pro model. This doesn’t mean that the Pro Max would be the only one to get this upgrade if it ends up being true though.
The rumor of these super-thin bezels also fits in nicely with the information from some recently leaked iPhone 15 dummies that also pointed at smaller bezels, as well as curved edges (with the display continuing to be flat), and a bigger camera bump. In other words, it is becoming more and more apparent that Apple is looking to “beautify” its next phone lineup, changing the design more than it did in the last two generations.
One thing that remains a mystery, however, is the alleged iPhone 15 Ultra. If the iPhone 15 Pro models are coming with plenty of upgrades, what will the Ultra version have to tempt potential buyers? Then again, it is much more likely we will get this super high-end model in 2024 or 2025.
Source: Phone Arena