The USB-C port is the most notable new feature of the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus, which Apple just introduced. Finally! We’ve been hoping the iPhone would eventually adopt the more universal USB-C connector instead of Apple’s Lightning one. Apple said last year that it would adopt USB-C to meet forthcoming requirements in the European Union; the iPhone 15 is the first iPhone to make the transition.
The base model iPhone 15 costs $799, while the base model iPhone 15 Plus costs $899. Preorders for both goods begin Friday for their September 22 release.
USB-C is promising, but iPhone 15 makeover fans will be disappointed. Display sizes on the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus remain the same as on the iPhone 14; at 6.1 and 6.7 inches, respectively.
The Dynamic Island will be standard on all iPhone 15 models. There’s a new way to access notifications and control apps thanks to this pill-shaped cutout, which debuted on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. The OLED Super Retina display on the iPhone 15 is 1,600 nits brilliant and compatible with Dolby Vision content. This screen can reach a peak brightness of 2,000 nits under direct sunlight, which is twice as bright as the iPhone 14.
Improved Portrait Mode with Automatic Detection and Depth Effects
Outside of the obvious USB-C and Dynamic Island upgrades, the upgraded camera system is the most conspicuous upgrade to the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus. Updated from iPhone 14, the main camera sensor is now 48 megapixels. Portrait mode improvements eliminate the need to manually convert, and a 12-megapixel ultrawide can be used for telephoto.
Apple is also enhancing the iPhone 15 camera’s night mode, Live Photos, and action mode. The front-facing camera can autofocus and even add portrait lighting if you like taking selfies.
Apple has also upgraded the chip within the iPhone 15 to the A16, which was previously only available in the iPhone 14 Pro. With the iPhone 15, Apple is also promising “all-day battery life” thanks to a larger battery. The iPhone 15 and the new Apple Watch Series 9 have an ultra-wideband processor of the second generation. This enhances long-distance device communication and can enable pinpoint-accurate friend location via Find Me on the newest iPhone 15 models.
The iPhone 14 from the previous year was mostly similar to the iPhone 13 in terms of design. There was no Mini model available in 2017, and one of the most notable new features for iPhone 14 was Emergency SOS, a message system for use in times of crisis that relies on communication satellites when no cell service is available.
Along with the iPhone 15, the Apple Watch Series 9 has a faster processor, GPU, second-generation ultra wideband chip, “double-tap” function, and more.
The switch to USB-C is important because it makes the iPhone more compatible with other devices. It also means that you can use any USB-C cable to charge your iPhone, regardless of the brand.
The new 48-megapixel main camera sensor on the iPhone 15 is capable of capturing sharper and more detailed photos, especially in low light. It also enables new features such as a 2x optical zoom and improved portrait mode.