It's August and the technology world is already looking ahead to the iPhone 15 release at Apple's upcoming September event. Back in June, Apple gave the first glimpses of the new iOS 17 with many innovations at WWDCn - now the hardware is about to be released. Experts like MacRumors have been dedicating themselves to this topic for months. In this article we have compiled all the important information for you so that you are well informed.
Apple remains true to its line and plans to delight us again with four iPhone 15 models, similar to the sizes of the iPhone 14. The range extends from two 6.1-inch variants to the 6.7-inch variants, with one of the 6.1-inch models representing the standard iPhone 15 and the 6.7-inch model as iPhone 15 “Plus” comes along. However, the real fireworks of functions and features are expected in the Pro models, which may even see a small price increase in this generation.
These innovations are likely with the iPhone 15
Some of the most talked about innovations include the switch to USB-C, the removal of the familiar notch in favor of the Dynamic Island from the iPhone 14 Pro, new iPhone 15 colors and impressive technical upgrades such as the Qualcomm modem chip and the A17 chip in the Pro models. iPhone 15 prices could also rise this year. But that's just the tip of the iceberg.
The iPhone 15 release date is not yet 100 percent certain, but the iPhone 15 release is expected to fall on the 12th. September 2023. Over the course of this article, we'll take a deep dive into what the iPhone 15 has to offer and why it's already making waves.
Models and variations: iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max
In the next iPhone generation, there will be four different models to choose from: the standard iPhone 15, the iPhone 15 Plus and two particularly high-quality Pro models, available in sizes 6.1 and 6.7 Customs service. With this selection, you might think that there is something for everyone. But where is the iPhone 15 Mini? Some fans might be disappointed, but as is often the case, Apple may still have a surprise in store here. Because in recent years there have been numerous rumors about new products from Apple that ultimately did not come true.
Technology and innovations: iPhone 15 120Hz?
Apple is known for its passion for innovation. The iPhone 15 promises to underline this reputation. The switch from Lightning to USB-C will not only revolutionize charging times, but could also ensure seamless interaction with other devices. The “Dynamic Island”, which is supposed to replace the classic notch, should also be exciting. Dynamic Island was introduced to the iPhone 14 Pro last year - this year the normal iPhone 15 models should also be happy about this feature.
Screen technology: iPhone 15 120Hz safe?
The iPhone 15 could actually have a 120Hz panel and provide a smoother display experience even on the normal iPhone models. However, it is by no means confirmed that Apple will offer 120Hz panels on the normal iPhone 15 this year - as in the last generations, this could initially be withheld from the Pro models.
Design and aesthetics: iPhone 15 colors
With new color options such as a rich dark pink and a fresh light blue, the iPhone 15 should not only impress technically but also visually. With the iPhone 15 Pro you will be able to enjoy rounded corners, thinner edges and, for the first time, an elegant titanium frame. The titanium frame could result in the iPhone 15 Pro being significantly lighter in weight. And what's the deal with the mysterious "Action" button? This could replace the “ring-mute switch” and instead be freely programmable. We are excited!
Camera and lens upgrades
Photography fans, hold on tight: The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus set new standards with a 48-megapixel camera. The iPhone 15 Pro Max is likely to add a periscope zoom lens. But that is not all. Improved low-light performance will also delight the night owls among photographers.
Connectivity and performance: New 5G chip
The iPhone 15 will probably improve once again when it comes to network connectivity. A fast connection is guaranteed with Qualcomm's 5G modem chips. The Pro models even go one better with the Qualcomm X70 chip. And anyone who spends a lot of time on the home network will be happy about Wi-Fi 6E.
Performance and specifications: A17 Bionic
The iPhone 15 Pro will shine inside with an impressive 3nm A-series chip, the A17 Bionic. The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus rely on the 4nm A16 chip, which already ensured breathtaking performance in the iPhone 14 Pro last year. But that's not all: a whopping 6GB of RAM will ensure that you can use multiple apps at the same time without losing performance.
iPhone 15: When is the release date?
The release date of the iPhone 15 has not yet been set, but if Apple stays true to its tradition, we can look forward to the big moment in September - an Apple keynote on the 12th. September 2023 is very likely.
iPhone 15: price and expectations
The iPhone 15 release date is approaching, and everyone is wondering, "How much will the iPhone 15 cost?". It is expected that the iPhone 15 Pro price in particular could rise - but it is not yet possible to say exactly how high the iPhone 15 prices will be. For comparison: the previous iPhone 14 Pro Max was at 1.449 €, the iPhone 14 Pro at 1.€299 and the iPhone 14 at €999.
The excitement surrounding the release of the iPhone 15 is palpable. There is speculation and discussion everywhere. What will Apple offer this year? Which features will delight and which will perhaps disappoint? One thing is certain: the iPhone 15, like its predecessors, will be a topic of conversation.
The unlikely: iPhone 15 Touch ID or even an iPhone 15 mini?
Amid the flood of rumors and speculation about what Apple will present us with the iPhone 15, there are also some features and models that apparently won't see the light of day this time. Some fans had hoped for the return of TouchID for the iPhone 15, making unlocking even easier in certain situations. But it looks as if Apple isn't allowing this tried-and-tested technology to make another appearance yet. Likewise, there is unlikely to be an iPhone 15 mini, suggesting that Apple may be taking a break from more compact models. It's always fascinating to watch what decisions a tech giant like Apple makes - and what decisions it doesn't.
The iPhone 15 sets new standards and will not only delight Apple fans. Whether in terms of technology, design or functionality – Apple seems to be setting standards once again. We are eagerly awaiting September and are just as curious as you about what exactly awaits us. Until then, we're looking forward to the release and will of course keep you updated. Feel free to follow us on Instagram and always stay up to date on all things tech. Also discover our premium shop for refurbished smartphones – if you are already interested in an older iPhone model.
iPhone 15: Important innovations at a glance
Standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus
Two high-quality Pro models
Sizes: 6.1 and 6.7 inches
Technology and connections:
Transition from Lightning to USB-C
"Dynamic Island" replaces the classic notch
iPhone 15 120Hz screen technology (not confirmed but rumored)
New iPhone 15 colors: dark pink and light blue
iPhone 15 Pro with rounded corners and titanium frame
"Action" button instead of mute switch on the iPhone 15 Pro
48 megapixel camera for iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus
iPhone 15 Pro Max with periscope zoom lens
Improved low-light photography
5G modem chips from Qualcomm
Pro models with Qualcomm X70 chip
Wi-Fi 6E in the iPhone 15 Pro for faster internet at home
iPhone 15 Pro with 3nm A-series A17 Bionic Chip
iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus with 4nm A16 chip
6GB RAM for iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus
Launch and iPhone 15 prices:
Expected release in September - probably the 12th. September 2023
Possible price increase for the Pro models
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