What’s New About the iPhone 15?
Apple unveiled the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus at an event on September 12th 2023, which were slightly upgraded versions of their predecessors with some new features and color options. Notable additions were the Dynamic Island in place of a notch, 48MP camera on the back (with 24MP photos and 2x lossless zoom), USB-C charging support, and Dynamic Island as an option in lieu of a notch.
As with previous iPhone generations, both the 15 and 15 Plus are available in black, white, gray, yellow, green and pink versions. Both feature aluminum designs similar to previous generations with a contoured look to make it more comfortable in your hand. Screen size increases from 6.1 inches with 1170×2532 resolution with peak brightness surpassing 2,000nits – double what was possible on an iPhone 14 under direct sunlight!
The camera upgrade is the focal point, with both Pro and regular models equipped with 48MP sensors and new in-camera features. Pro models will also have the capability of creating Spatial Videos which can be watched through Apple?s forthcoming Vision Pro system.
Other upgrades are more subtle, like the inclusion of a second-generation Ultra Wideband chip for improved connectivity. This chip will facilitate features like Precision Find My Friends that uses Wi-Fi to locate friends in crowded areas as well as FaceTime video calls featuring callers seeing their thumbnail instead of generic silhouette. In addition, Qi wireless charging support has also been implemented, providing faster charging with glasses on.
Other updates designed to extend the lifespan of your iPhone include being able to disable notifications when your phone is locked and an?80% Capacity Limit? that will stop charging once battery reaches 80% capacity. Moreover, users have long requested support for USB-C.
The iPhone 15 starts at $799 for the regular model and $899 for its Plus counterpart, and can be pre-ordered starting this Friday until September 22.