Thanks to reports of a significant makeover, new features, and the arrival of USB-C, a brand-new charging connector for iPhone that we’ve been waiting for a very long time, Apple’s iPhone 15 is building up to be a significant update.
Beyond the charging, there may be some other significant changes to the iPhone, such as the first significant redesign since iPhone 12 gave us the polished look and squared edges we’ve grown to appreciate over the past few years.
Here is all the information you require on Apple’s upcoming finest iPhone.
iPhone 15: Date of release
First, when will the iPhone 15 be released? And when can you purchase it?
The iPhone 15 lineup should be unveiled in the first week or two of September, and pre-orders should start a few days later if Apple follows tradition. The following Friday should see the release of the new iPhones.
As a point of reference, Apple released its iPhone 14 lineup on September 6 and opened pre-orders on September 9. Then, on September 16, they went on sale. An educated projection for 2023 would place the announcement of the iPhone 15 on September 5 and the release date on September 15. Apple may decide to announce the product on September 12 and release it to stores on September 22. There is no reason to think that this year’s iPhone launch will take place outside of the customary September window.
CPU for the iPhone 15
We may anticipate that the iPhone 15 will use the same A16 Bionic as the iPhone 14 Pro if Apple continues along the route it set out on with the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro. However, a whole new A17 chip is likely to benefit the iPhone 15 Pro, maintaining the distinction between Pro and non-Pro versions.
The long-time chip supplier TSMC is projected to use new 3nm chips in those A17 chips, which could improve power consumption and decrease heat production. Chips made with the 3nm technology can run at speeds up to 15% faster than those made with the 5nm process while utilizing the same amount of power.
According to rumors, the iPhone 15 Pro line may receive a significant boost with 8GB of RAM in addition to A17.
iPhone 15 sizes and display
According to rumors, Apple will introduce Dynamic Island to all iPhone 15 models in September 2022, not only the Pro as it did with the iPhone 14. Ross Young, a DSCC analyst who typically has success with these things, says that.
However, this does not imply that the base iPhone 15 models will receive an Always-On Display or a 120Hz refresh rate. You’ll need an iPhone 15 Pro for that.
A 6.1-inch iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro should join a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max if Apple follows the example set by the iPhone 14 lineup.
According to an insider, the iPhone 15 may actually have a new design with a more rounded rear and new border features, maybe like the previous iPhone 5C. It might be the first departure from the squared design aesthetic that started with the iPhone 12.
The upcoming iPhone 15 will reportedly have curved edges, reduced bezels, and a flat display that curves from the bezels, according to recent leaks from one insider. That would represent a significant improvement over the existing, entirely square layout.
In a significant milestone, Apple has acknowledged that it would need to adhere to EU regulations requiring USB-C chargers on its iPhone. The question is, will that occur in 2019 or in 2024 when the restrictions are implemented?
The EU and possibly even Brazil are planning to legislate a standard connector for all phones and related devices, including AirPods, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
According to someone with knowledge of the issue, Apple Inc. is testing future iPhone models that swap out the current Lightning charging port for the more widely used USB-C connector, a move that would help the company comply with impending European laws.
While charging will be simpler with USB-C, faster data transfer rates might only be available on Pro versions. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max will support high-speed cable transfers using Thunderbolt 3 or USB 3.2. Despite having a USB-C port, the iPhone 15 is anticipated to maintain the same USB 2.0 speeds as the older models.
At least in terms of the iPhone 14, prior speculations of Touch ID’s comeback appear to be baseless. Even if it can come back in the future, Face ID is anticipated to be the only biometric authentication method available in 2023.
The removal of physical buttons from the iPhone is supposedly another significant change coming. According to a rumor, Apple will replace buttons with taptic engines similar to those on the existing iPhone SE Home Button, which controls volume and power.
Apple iPhone 15 Ultra
Apple has up until now referred to its premium model as the Pro Max, but according to recent speculations, that will change in 2023.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman thinks Apple may rebrand the iPhone 15 Pro Max to the iPhone 15 Ultra after the release of the Apple Watch Ultra. There are rumors that the high-end iPhone 15 will include a new camera system that uses a periscope, as described here. It’s unclear what additional improvements we might see, though.
a 5G iPhone 15 modem
Apple was rumored to transition to internal-designed 5G modems around 2023, but it now appears unlikely to happen in time for the iPhone 15. According to a recent report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s 5G modem “may have failed,” indicating that it will continue to use Qualcomm in 2023. More information from analyst Jeff Pu supports that, with Qualcomm components now anticipated to be used in the iPhone 15 and iPhone 16.
Kuo continues by claiming that Apple will keep working to develop its own 5G modem with the intention of eventually taking Qualcomm’s place.
The first periscope camera from Apple is rumored to be present in at least the Pro versions, potentially simply the iPhone 15 Pro Max, however, we don’t yet fully understand everything there is to know about the iPhone 15 cameras. According to expert Jeff Pu, the move would enable a 5x optical zoom. However, it’s feasible that technology will support even 10x zoom.
To provide greater zoom capabilities, companies like Samsung already incorporate periscope cameras into their top phones. Similar to a periscope in a submarine, periscope cameras function by extending the distance between the lens and sensor. The two parts being so far apart in a conventional format would make the iPhone 15 substantially thicker, which Apple doesn’t desire and which a periscope design avoids.
It is anticipated that at least one of the new iPhone 15’s sensors will be a cutting-edge Sony sensor that will quadruple each pixel’s saturation signal in order to capture more light and minimize underexposure and overexposure in specific lighting conditions. This will be crucial for better headshots and portrait photographs.
Although we don’t know much about the colors of the iPhone 15, we may utilize previous iPhones to get a sense of what to anticipate.
If Apple follows tradition, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max should come in more subdued hues, such as a shade of gray or black with silver and gold accents. They’ll probably be joined by one more hue; for the iPhone 13 Pro, that was Sierra Blue. Deep Purple performed it for the iPhone 14 Pro.
According to some, the colors of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will likely be the best. This entails vivid hues, such as a (Product) RED choice that always looks excellent on any iPhone.
iPhone 15 memory
The cost of parts as we approach closer to a release, among other factors, will probably affect Apple’s storage ambitions.
The fundamental query is whether the less expensive selection will alter. While a 2TB option at the top end is conceivable, expect that to be mostly dictated by any data-hungry camera functions added to the new models.
iPhone 15 cost
Although Apple has yet to reveal the iPhone 15’s price, we may anticipate numbers to be comparable to those of earlier high-end iPhones. This implies that the Pro models start at around $1,000 while the regular models start at around $800.
We’ll learn more as the time to release draws nearer, as Apple’s plans could be impacted by inflation and shifting economic conditions. At least in the United States, the business didn’t raise the price of the iPhone 14 compared to the iPhone 13. However, local exchange rates relative to the dollar caused a price increase in foreign markets.
There are no reliable speculations at this time indicating that the iPhone 15 will cost more than earlier generations.
Flip an iPhone 15?
We are aware that Apple is developing a folding iPhone and that it appears to have
decided on a clamshell design (pictured). You shouldn’t anticipate a folding iPhone this year, though. According to rumors, the foldable iPhone flip won’t be available for several more years.