Apple afresh kindled the craze for its upcoming iPhone 15 series, bringing on exciting new features and impressive designs on the smartphones.
Trendsetting a feature with almost each of its product launch, say like dynamic island in iPhone 14 Pro models or the cinematic mode in iPhone 13 series, is a cup of tea for Apple. And with this iPhone 15 series, the firm plans for adding more impressive experience with iPhones.
Here are all the new features coming to all iPhone 15 Pro & non-pro models.
Features of iPhone 15 Pro & Pro Max
Apple starts from the performance itself, equipping a new A17 Bionic chipset for its new iPhone 15 Pro & Pro Max models. A17 Bionic chip is expected to deliver a better performance and lower power consumption with 35% improvement in power efficiency. Apple played cunningly by buying the entire first production run of TSMC’s new N3 process semiconductors, making it the foremost and only major smartphone maker to use a 3nm process in handsets as early as 2023, reports say.
iPhone 15 Pro & Pro Max models will be coming with Wi-Fi 6E technology support, which by the way new to iPhones. Wi-Fi 6E facilitates more bandwidth, faster connectivity and lower latency. This makes the 15 Pro models to possess enough bandwidth for augmented reality and virtual reality experiences without any clutter. It also supports for gigabit internet, means can transmit data up to 1GB per second.
A much-needed feature finally comes to Apple, thanks to EU. As European Union instigated all smartphone makers to include USB-C by 2024 for being eligible to market in the continent, Apple has no other way, but implementing it. iPhone 15 Pro models do equip thunderbolt 3 over USB-C, enabling fast data transfer and 4K display-out capabilities and USB-C lightning speeds for its non-Pro models. However, Apple executed it smartly by bringing a twist.
Apple limits the compatibility of USB-C port to MFI-certified (Made for iOS) cables, which means only those USB-C cables certified by Apple will work with iPhone 15. And the ordinary android USB-C cables will go vain on iPhone 15.
The Pro models of iPhone 15 will be covered by a titanium frame, unlike the metals in iPhone 14 Pros. Titanium frames are mainly preferred for its improved durability and more scratch-resistant without adding any extra weight to the device, and so are iPhone 15 Pros.
Leaked Videos confirm that iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max will feature even thinner bezels around the display compared to the previous generation models. It will be exclusive only to Pro models and so iPhone 15 & 15 Plus will have normal bezels as its predecessor. The thinner bezels around the display, the iPhone 15 Pro models could have a similar appearance as the Apple Watch Series 7 and Series 8.
According to reports, the much-awaited iPhone 15 Pro from the series will include 8GB of RAM. Apple will upgrade the capacity and specifications of RAM for the future iPhone 15 models, MacRumors mentions. iPhone 14 Pro variants feature 6GB of RAM, for comparison.
Solid-State buttons – Cancelled
Apple adopts solid-state buttons with haptic feedback for the power and volume controls for its upcoming iPhone 15 Pro models. Replacing the physical buttons, the solid-state buttons will provide interfaces, haptics feedback during interaction and supports pressure sensing, wherein different force could be matched with different operations and functions. For example, a light press will slowly tune up the volume and a strong force will shut down the volume immediately.
The power button too will be having the force-effect, maybe as an extra shortcut option. The solid-state buttons can improve protection against dust and water, as it doesn’t need a physical depressing mechanice.
** Apple had cancelled solid-state buttons in iPhone 15 Pro series as it encountered unspecified design issues during the production. However, iPhone 16 series might feature this solid-state buttons.
Unified Volume button
Further with buttons, Apple makes the volume button unified – no separate volume up and down buttons. With haptic feedbacks, the models by itself are expected to differentiate top and bottom buttons with a touch.
Mute button over switch
Apple makes this change for the first time in 16 years – gets rid of its iconic “mute switching” button by replacing it with haptic button. By applying minimal pressure on the button, your phone will be muted, with no need for switching the toggle.
Periscope Lens – 6X to 10X Optical Zoom
iPhone 15 Pro is expected to feature Sony’s periscope lens that allows for 10X optical zoom. With periscope lens, the light entering the camera will be reflected by an angled mirror towards camera’s sensor proffering for a better zoom without any blurriness. It’s already available in some of android phones including Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, S22 ultra, Huawei P50 Pro, Xiaomi 12S Ultra and more.
Following new features and designs, Apple paints new colors to iPhone 15 Pros. They could be available in a dark red color, close to a maroon or a burgundy shade. As Apple often fetches one new color each year, rumors say that deep red is this year’s.
New to iPhone 15 & 15 Plus
For the first time, Apple provides some exclusive features to its non-pro models in the series. First and foremost, it features 48MP wide camera in its upcoming iPhone 15 & iPhone 15 Plus models.
48MP wide Camera
iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will upgrade to a 48-megapixel primary camera that was exclusive to iPhone 14 Pro models. This allows the non-pro models to be rendering a competing camera performance matching with all the flagship models.
Apple again presents a Pro model feature to non-pros, bringing dynamic island to iPhone 15 & 15 Plus. Dynamic island had created a dozen of UI uses that seemed fun and interesting for the smartphone lovers and the feature is gonna available to base models too.
New design + 2.5D Glass
With 6.2- and 6.7-inch sized displays, iPhone 15, and iPhone 15 Plus screen to have a 2.5D glass. 2.5D is a naming convention that is used for addressing contoured glass, which is any glass that has a slight curvature towards its edges.
USB-C Lightning Speeds
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s tweet reveals that iPhone 15 & iPhone 15 Plus will equip a USB 2.0 transfer speeds, the same as the current Apple lightning standard.
Price & Launch date of iPhone 15 Series
Pricing on the iPhone 15 models is expected to remain the same, with 6.2” device starting at $799 and 6.7” iPhone 15 Plus starting at $899. iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max will be $200 costlier than its previous models. It then brings the price of iPhone 15 Pro to $1199 and iPhone 15 Pro Max to $1399, probably. iPhone 15 series will be featuring iOS 17 with exciting new features.
The iPhone 15 series is expected to be launched on early September 2023.
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