Apple’s annual iPhone occasion is over, and whereas the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Professional packed in numerous thrilling new options — lots of which we knew had been coming — there have been a number of issues the rumor mill acquired flawed.
To be truthful, leakers and analysts positively acquired much more proper than they did flawed this yr; it was nothing just like the debacle of 2021 when sources near-unanimously agreed we’d see a basic Apple Watch redesign that by no means truly materialized. Nevertheless, that was additionally within the midst of a crackdown on leakers by Apple like we hadn’t seen since 2017 when it was getting ready to unveil the iPhone X. Not coincidentally, that was additionally the one different time we’ve seen such an enormous disconnect between what people predicted and what truly got here to move that fall.
So, by these requirements, 2023 has been a fairly pedestrian yr to this point. Whereas Apple has nonetheless apparently run a number of sting campaigns to catch leakers, it gave the impression to be far much less involved about plugging the holes in its iPhone and Apple Watch plans this time round.
Almost every thing that got here to move on the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Professional had already been making the rounds for weeks, and typically months, main as much as this week’s launch. That included every thing from huge apparent issues just like the change to USB-C and enlargement of the Dynamic Island to the non-Professional fashions to extra stunning adjustments like the brand new 48MP cameras and even smaller ones like a USB-C case for the AirPods Professional 2, Wi-Fi 6E on the iPhone 15 Professional fashions, Apple’s new FineWoven circumstances, and a Mild Inexperienced iPhone 15.
Nevertheless, it nonetheless wasn’t all sunshine and roses for the leakers. There have been a number of issues they got here up with that didn’t present up in any kind throughout or after yesterday’s occasion. A few of these appeared fairly probably, whereas others had been a bit extra of a stretch, however both manner, not one of the following predictions got here to move — a minimum of not this yr. Learn on for 9 issues the rumor mill acquired flawed this time round.