What You Need to Know Before Buying the iPhone 15
Do not make the leap immediately to purchase an iPhone 15; there have been too many upgrades such as USB-C, Dynamic Island and reverse charging which could delay purchasing on day-one.
Before purchasing an iPhone, it’s essential to estimate the required storage capacity and avoid making an costly error by buying more capacity than necessary.
iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus Features Guide
Apple unveiled two wallet-friendly iPhone models at their September 12 event: iPhone 15 and 15 Plus. Featuring a large OLED display with five primary color choices and reliable processor performance.
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus provide many of the Pro features from last year’s Pro lineup at an extremely reasonable cost, such as Dynamic Island instead of a notch and upgraded 48MP camera with sensor-shift OIS and 2x telephoto zoom capability; as well as using A16 Bionic chip from iPhone 14 Pro for superior CPU, GPU, and machine learning performance.
All models of the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus provide improved Wi-Fi performance with faster aggregation, sub-6GHz 5G support (which is more likely in rural areas), Voice Isolation to enhance call quality, Check In functionality to inform friends when you arrive and Emergency SOS via satellite. In addition, these phones feature a new case design featuring contours that provide a softer feel in your hand and more recycled materials are used during production.
How to Buy iPhone 15
Apple’s iPhone 15 lineup boasts many of the same features found on last year’s Pro models at a more reasonable cost, such as its Dynamic Island screen feature instead of a notch, higher resolution camera, faster processor and USB-C port for charging and accessories.
Switching to USB-C will make charging your iPhone and most non-Apple accessories with just one cable easier, as well as speed up data transfer speeds over Lightning’s 480 megabits per second transmission rate.
Changes include incorporating a Dot Protector onto the screen to block out infrared light from fingerprint sensors for improved security, as well as offering Roadside Assistance via satellite so users can connect to AAA in case they experience roadside trouble.
Overall, the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus are excellent choices for anyone seeking a flagship-level phone with all of the newest technology. However, if you enjoy meticulously tracking every change from year to year then perhaps another Galaxy or Pixel model would better meet your needs.
iPhone 15 review
The iPhone 15 is an excellent upgrade option for those transitioning from an older non-Pro iPhone, yet does not represent a substantial step up in features and specifications for existing Pro users.
The iPhone 15 comes equipped with a 48-megapixel main camera, an upgrade from its 12-megapixel predecessors, providing superior image quality and more detail. Furthermore, Portrait mode and Portrait Lighting give users more creative freedom.
Notable features on the iPhone 15 include the ability to view voicemail transcriptions in standby mode and respond without touching them, and Crash Detection that uses its sensors to detect severe car crashes and call emergency services immediately.
The iPhone 15 models also support Apple’s MagSafe wireless charging system and the new Qi2 standard for easier compatibility with third-party chargers. Preorders for these phones can now be made and will arrive in stores by Sept 22nd.
Apple has not made many significant design changes for the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus, but both models look terrific. Each has rounded corners on its displays and the iPhone 15 boasts either a 6.12-inch (iPhone 15) or 6.7-inch (iPhone 15 Plus) Super Retina display.
Both models ditch the notch that has appeared on most Apple phones since last year’s iPhone X, replacing it with Dynamic Island: an oval cutout designed to display notifications like sports scores or Uber ride status as well as provide space for apps to show Live Alerts.
The iPhone 15 brings USB-C support and an customizable Action button, replacing the old mute switch. The customizable Action button can be programmed to launch apps or record voice memos; Apple claims this phone is more environmentally-friendly as a result of using less plastic and other materials in its construction.
iPhone 15 Issues
Apple’s new iPhone lineup has been an enormous success, but not without issues. While users praise its camera quality and features, there have been reports of overheating and durability concerns making some consumers wary about committing.
Apple has addressed overheating complaints by acknowledging that certain conditions may lead to the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max becoming uncomfortable warm, while attributing it to their titanium casing which doesn’t heat up as rapidly as stainless steel in previous Pro models.
Titanium finishes can reflect light and alter the hue of an iPhone’s edge, leading to reflection and change. Apple recommends using a soft cloth to wipe down its edge whenever it becomes dirty, thus potentially eliminating the need to buy an additional case – one of the best things you can do to safeguard it against damage.
Water and Dust Resistance
Apple recently upgraded all iPhone 15 models with IP68 splash, water, and dust resistance – meaning the vanilla iPhone 15, as well as Pro and Max variants of this series can survive submersion in fresh water for 6 meters and 30 minutes without incurring damage.
Keep in mind that IP68 certification only covers immersion in fresh water; salt water could have detrimental effects on your phone and should be avoided as much as possible.
Noting the limitations of IP68 protection on an iPhone is important, as its strength may deteriorate with use over time and regular wear-and-tear. Apple makes this clear in their standard warranty policy – though there are a variety of cases available which provide added safeguarding from accidental spills and drops.