By Joe Svetlik | Last Updated: 2 days ago. The eagerly anticipated iPhone 15 is now official and brings many exciting features, improvements, and design changes. This comprehensive overview will delve into the release date, pricing details, specifications, and critical features of the new iPhone 15 range.
iPhone 15 Release Date
The iPhone 15 was officially unveiled at Apple’s event on September 12. Pre-orders for the iPhone 15 will open on September 15, with the devices hitting the shelves on September 22.
iPhone 15 Price
According to International news information. Apple has priced the iPhone 15 range competitively, especially considering the expected upgrades. Here’s the pricing breakdown for various models and storage capacities:
- 128GB: £799 / $799 / AU$1499
- 256GB: £899 / $899 / AU$1699
- 512GB: £1099 / $1099 / AU$2049
iPhone 15 Plus
- 128GB: £899 / $899 / AU$1649
- 256GB: £999 / $999 / AU$1849
- 512GB: £1199 / $1199 / AU$2199
iPhone 15 Pro
- 128GB: £999 / $999 / AU$1849
- 256GB: £1099 / $1099 / AU$2049
- 512GB: £1299 / $1299 / AU$2399
- 1TB: £1499 / $1499 / AU$2749
iPhone 15 Pro Max
- 256GB: £1199 / $1199 / AU$2199
- 512GB: £1399 / $1399 / AU$2549
- 1TB: £1599 / $1599 / AU$2899
Breaking News: these prices are lower than some rumours suggested, and they do not reflect a significant price hike despite Apple’s hints of an increase.it’s worth prices are the base model of iPhone 15 with 128 GB
iPhone 15 Design
The iPhone 15 lineup features several notable design changes:
- Aerospace-grade Titanium (Pro Models): The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models are constructed from aerospace-grade titanium, making them incredibly durable and lightweight.
- Contoured Edge and Customizable Action Button: The Pro models have a customizable action button, replacing the traditional silent mode switch. This button can be configured for various functions, enhancing user control and minimizing accidental muting.
- Vibrant Color Options: The standard iPhone 15 and 15 Plus models offer a vibrant colour palette, including pink, yellow, green, blue, and black. The Pro models come in more traditional white, black, blue, and natural colours.
- Improved Display: While maintaining the exact screen sizes as their predecessors, the Pro models have slimmer bezels, and all models boast peak brightness of 2000 nits, enhancing visibility in bright outdoor conditions.
- Dynamic Island: The Dynamic Island, previously exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro models, is now available across the entire iPhone 15 range. It provides dynamic access to notifications around the camera lens at the top of the screen.
iPhone 15 Specs
The iPhone 15 range offers several hardware and performance upgrades:
- 48MP Camera: The standard iPhone 15 and 15 Plus feature a 48-megapixel primary camera, a significant upgrade from the previous 12-megapixel shooter.
- A16 Bionic Chip: Both standard models are powered by the A16 Bionic chip, previously featured in the iPhone 14 Pro. On the other hand, the Pro models feature the A17 Pro chip with a new GPU and impressive performance improvements.
- USB-C Port: EU law requirements have replaced the Lightning port with USB-C on all iPhone 15 models, ensuring more excellent compatibility with other devices.
- Advanced Cameras (Pro Models): The iPhone 15 Pro models boast impressive camera capabilities, including larger sensors, additional focal lengths, and improved low-light performance.
- AV1 Decoder (Pro Models): The A17 Pro chip includes a dedicated AV1 decoder, enabling efficient, high-quality video streaming.
- 4K 60 fps HDR Video (Pro Models): The Pro models support high-quality video output, allowing users to enjoy 4K video at 60 fps with HDR.
- Spatial Videos (Pro Models): The Pro models introduce spatial video recording, compatible with Apple’s Vision Pro AR headset.
Battery and Charging
- Battery sizes remain undisclosed, but battery life numbers are similar to the iPhone 14 series.
- All models support 20W wired charging and 15W MagSafe wireless charging.
- Pro models might offer faster charging, but further testing is required.
iPhone 15 Software: iOS 17
All iPhone 15 models come with the latest iOS 17, offering several new features and improvements:
- Contact Posters: Customize your appearance to contacts and enjoy real-time transcription with Live Voicemail.
- Messages Enhancements: New stickers, powerful search, audio message transcriptions, and Check-In, which notifies friends when you arrive safely.
- NameDrop: A new way to use AirDrop for sharing contact information and content.
- StandBy: A customizable full-screen display designed for glanceable information while charging.
- The iPhone 15 series uses Face ID and Dynamic Island technology for secure facial recognition.
- There are rumours of an under-display Face ID system for future iPhones, but it’s unavailable on iPhone 15.
The iPhone 15 series offers notable improvements in camera technology, processor performance, and design. Choosing the suitable model depends on your priorities, with the Pro models providing the most advanced features. However, the non-Pro models still offer an impressive smartphone experience.