Apple iPhone 15 Specifications, Release Date, Latest News
Mark your calendars for 13th September 2023! The highly anticipated iPhone 15 is set to be launched. Enthusiasts eagerly await for its improved features.
The standard variant of the iPhone 15 is expected to incorporate and improve features from the previous year's iPhone 14 Pro lineup. This includes notable improvements in camera capabilities. The Dynamic Island cutout design could dynamically adapt its shape to accommodate various on-screen elements. Another noteworthy development could be the potential transition from the Lightning port to the widely used USB-C connector. Let’s explore these upgrades of the iPhone 15 series:
Recent reports suggest a potential return to a curved design, while the display remains flat. iPhone 15 could have rounded edges similar to current iPhones. The Dynamic Island feature may be seen in all iPhone 15 models, which could offer enhanced adaptability for apps and camera cutouts.
Another design feature that may be redesigned is the camera bump on the back. The iPhone 15 Pro may sport double the size of its individual lenses. Meanwhile, the Pro Max could have the new periscope zoom lens. As for its exterior looks, the Pro models may be made out of titanium frames instead of aluminium ones. Buttons, such as power and volume, might be repositioned with reports of having a customisable Action button. 2023 may also be when Apple finally ditches its Lighting port and switches to USB-C, aligning with Apple's laptop and tablet choices.
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro may have 6.1-inch OLED screens, while the iPhone 15 Plus and iPhone 15 Pro Max could have 6.7-inch screens. The Pro Max model might have a super bright display, reaching 2,500 nits compared to the iPhone 14 Pro Max's 2,000 nits.
iPhone 15 Pro might have 8GB RAM, while the regular iPhone 15 could get faster RAM while having 6GB. Additionally, the iPhone 15 lineup will have different chips. Pro models might get a new A17 chip, while the regular iPhone 15 could have a better A16 chip.
iPhone 15 could feature a camera upgrade, with standard models getting 48MP cameras and improved low-light performance. The basic model is expected to have Pro-like camera capabilities with a larger image sensor size of 1/1.5 inches. It seems likely that the 1/1.28-inch sensor will remain exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro. iPhone 15 Pro Max might get a special camera that could zoom in 6 times more than before. However, the smaller iPhone 15 Pro may not get this cool zoom.
All iPhone 15 models are expected to have increased battery capacity, addressing previous battery life concerns. This could be achieved through a stacked battery system, similar to electric vehicles. Thus, it could be possible that users experience faster charging.
For standard models, charging speeds are likely to remain at 20W. Meanwhile, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max may see faster charging options, reaching up to 35W. Reverse wireless charging is under development, and wireless charging speeds could match MagSafe's 15W. iPhone 15 Pro could also be supporting 15W wireless charging from third-party chargers.
iOS 17 is currently in public beta and developer beta phases. Notable updates in iOS 17 encompass enhancements to Messages, Phone, and FaceTime apps, along with the introduction of a new Journal app. This could benefit the new models.
How Much Will the New iPhone 15 Cost?
If we consider the starting price of the entry-level iPhone 14 at $1399, it's reasonable to expect that the iPhone 15 will likely be priced slightly higher, following the typical trend.
Here's a glimpse at the latest iPhone 15 price speculations:
- iPhone 15: $799
- iPhone 15 Plus: $899
- iPhone 15 Pro: $1099
- iPhone 15 Pro Max: $1199
In Australia, iPhone 14 was introduced at a higher price point compared to the iPhone 13, with a $200 increase. Considering this trend, it's likely that we may witness further price increases in 2023. It’s a great idea to explore other alternatives to buying a brand new device.
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