The iPhone 15 range is finally upon us, and Apple revealed the new lineup at their recent Wonderlust Event on September 12th. Apple has unveiled the all-new iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Everything that has been added to the new flagship phones falls into one of two baskets: it’s either something we’ve already seen in some other phone for years, or it’s a new ecosystem feature that will only work with other iPhones. But without any more delay – let’s explore what Apple has brought us with their Brand-New iPhone lineup.
The iPhone 15’s comes in a whole suite of ‘pastilley’ colours, which to many will probably be a little bit more favoured over the standard brighter, more vibrant colour solutions that Apple has been opting for in the past couple of years. One key design change on the new iPhone 15 series is the rounder edges and the frosted matte finish on the back, which, from the multiple sources lucky enough to get their hands on the iPhone at launch, is said to be a game changer in terms of general handheld comfort in day-to-day use.
And then there’s the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, which boast the added benefit of an ultra-lightweight design – in fact, the lightest Apple iPhone Pro -ever! Apple has decided to ditch the glossy stainless steel pro chassis and have replaced it with a matte brushed-titanium frame. After Apple released their titanium-built Apple watch Ultra in 2022, we knew it was only a matter of time before the technology was passed over to the iPhone division – and here it is. The Pro series now brings forward a new programmable action button which, to the demise of many Apple users, has replaced the ringer button. The ringer button has certainly cemented itself into the brand identity of the iPhone so it’s a shame to see it go however the new action button definitely broadens the horizons on refining the user experience for Apple users.
Speaking of brand identity one of the more significant changes to the new iPhone range is the addition of the USB C port. Now this has come to replace the Apple lightening port which has admittedly had a great run, being first introduced on the iPhone 5 11 years ago. This change will likely require an adjustment period for many loyal Apple users and it’s going to be sad to slowly see the extinction of the lightening cable unfold before our eyes – however there are still a vast number of positives of Apple using USB C. First and foremost, you’ll now be able to charge near-enough all of your Apple devices with one cable (given that they’ve been released in the last couple of years) including iPad’s, MacBook’s and the new AirPods. What’s more – USB C offers faster file transfer speeds and… get this – you can now charge your AirPods with one cable straight from your iPhone. The last major design upgrade we’re going to talk about is the dynamic island – now last year this was a Pro exclusive feature- but now this is standardised throughout the iPhone 15 range. This is subtle and while doesn’t hugely impact day-to-day user experience, it is still a much nicer aesthetic than the notch.
The internal components for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro are nothing short of impressive. The standard iPhone 15 features the same A16 Bionic chip that was in last year’s iPhone 14 Pro which essentially grants users superfast performance and better longevity. It seems this is a trend that we can expect to see going forward with how Apple decides to equip their model’s power wise. The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max features the new Apple A17 Pro chip – which is actually the first time we’ve seen ‘Pro’ integrated in chip naming.
The iPhone 15 is getting a lot of the camera upgrades of last year’s iPhone 14 Pro Max – one of the biggest changes of this release. After almost a decade of using the 12MP camera sensor – they’ve finally upgraded the camera to a 48MP sensor which will be present on all models in the iPhone 15 lineup. In terms of software enhancements to the camera there has been a few, one of the main being the ability to switch from a standard to a portrait shot after the photo has already been taken. Apple has managed to achieve this by capturing depth information of each photo automatically so that focal points and targets can be changed after an image capture. The iPhone 15 Pro’s also come with a large focus on filming, specifically in the cinematography aspect so it’s safe to say they’ll be a large push on the new iPhone Pro range to content creators.
At this current time, we don’t know any other battery specs besides the iPhone 15 range having a fast-charging time of 30 minutes to get the device from 0-50%. However, what is certain is that the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro feature larger batteries, which in turn will allow for a longer-lasting battery life.
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro announcement has been an exciting event, and we cannot wait to get our hands on one to see how useful these new features will be to us. If you enjoyed giving our blog a read, we firstly want to say a huge thank you for making it this far – and don’t forget to leave your opinion of the new range in the discussion box below, as well as share this article with family and friends.