CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA – Apple has unveiled its much-anticipated iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, ushering in a new era of smartphone innovation. These latest iterations represent a significant leap forward for the iPhone, boasting an exquisite new design featuring a robust color-infused back glass and a sleek contoured edge. Equipped with the groundbreaking Dynamic Island and a remarkable 48MP Main camera, complete with a 2x Telephoto lens, these devices also embrace the transition to a USB‑C connector.
Cutting-Edge Aesthetics and Features
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus both showcase an industry-first color-infused back glass that radiates a captivating textured matte finish. This elegant design is complemented by an ergonomically crafted aluminum enclosure featuring a distinctive contoured edge. The standout feature is the Dynamic Island, which enhances user interactions by providing relevant information, such as navigation in Maps, music control, and real-time updates from third-party applications like food deliveries, ride-sharing, sports scores, and travel itineraries.
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The Super Retina XDR display ensures a spectacular visual experience, ideal for viewing content, streaming Apple Fitness+ workouts, and indulging in gaming escapades. With peak HDR brightness reaching up to 1600 nits, HDR photos and videos exhibit a vibrancy like never before. In direct sunlight, the peak outdoor brightness soars to 2000 nits, doubling the brightness of the previous generation.
Every detail of these models has been meticulously designed for both durability and aesthetics. The back glass isn’t merely colored; it’s fortified through a dual-ion exchange process, then meticulously polished with nanocrystalline particles to achieve a luxurious, textured matte finish. The aerospace-grade aluminum enclosure’s newly contoured edge enhances the device’s tactile experience. Additionally, the Ceramic Shield front cover maintains its reputation as one of the toughest smartphone glasses in the industry. These devices are water- and dust-resistant and feature industry-leading durability elements, ensuring the iPhone 15 series retains its value over time. The internal design not only ensures powerful sustained performance but also streamlines repairs, making them more accessible and cost-effective.
Revolutionary Camera Capabilities
Photography enthusiasts will be delighted with the advanced camera system on the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, which empowers users to capture their daily moments and cherished memories with unparalleled detail. The remarkable 48MP Main camera captures sharp photos and videos, preserving even the finest nuances. With a quad-pixel sensor and 100 percent Focus Pixels for rapid autofocus, every shot is a masterpiece. The magic of computational photography elevates the Main camera’s default setting to a 24MP super-high resolution, delivering stunning image quality while maintaining practical file sizes for storage and sharing.
In a groundbreaking move, Apple has seamlessly integrated an additional 2x Telephoto lens, offering users three optical-quality zoom levels—0.5x, 1x, and 2x—an industry first for the iPhone dual-camera system.
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Apple’s iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will be available in five captivating colors: pink, yellow, green, blue, and black. Pre-orders commence on Friday, September 15, with the devices hitting the market on Friday, September 22.
Kaiann Drance, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPhone Product Marketing, aptly summarizes the iPhone 15 series: “iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus represent a monumental leap forward with exciting camera innovations that inspire creativity, the intuitive Dynamic Island, and features like Roadside Assistance via satellite that make a real difference in users’ lives. We’re also pushing the power of computational photography to new levels this year with a 48MP Main camera featuring a new 24MP default for super-high-resolution photos, a new 2x Telephoto option, and next-generation portraits.”
With the iPhone 15 series, Apple continues to redefine the boundaries of innovation and sets a new standard for smartphone excellence.
Advanced Photography Experience
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are poised to redefine the photography landscape, primarily through the introduction of next-generation portraits. These cutting-edge portraits stand out with their enhanced details, vibrant color rendition, and exceptional low-light performance. What’s truly remarkable is that users are no longer required to switch to Portrait mode to capture striking portraits. The iPhones now automatically capture depth information when there’s a person, pet, or object in the frame, or when the user taps to focus. This depth information empowers users to transform their photos into exquisite portraits at a later time using the Photos app on iPhone, iPad, or Mac. For those seeking more creative control, the ability to adjust the focus point after the photo has been taken is now at their fingertips. Furthermore, the enhancements extend to nighttime photography, where Night mode improvements deliver crisper details and more vivid colors. In challenging lighting conditions, the new Smart HDR technology ensures that subjects and backgrounds are rendered with true-to-life skin tones, accompanied by brighter highlights, richer midtones, and deeper shadows when viewed in the Photos app. This advanced HDR rendering extends to third-party apps, ensuring that shared images continue to impress. These enhancements are available across the 48MP Main camera, Ultra Wide camera, and TrueDepth front camera.
A16 Bionic Chip: The Powerhouse
Driving the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus is the formidable A16 Bionic chip, renowned for its unwavering performance. This powerhouse chip fuels the Dynamic Island and computational photography capabilities, among other features. With two high-performance cores that consume 20 percent less power, complemented by four high-efficiency cores, the 6-core CPU surges past its predecessor, effortlessly managing resource-intensive tasks while delivering impressive battery life. The 5-core GPU boasts an impressive 50 percent increase in memory bandwidth, ensuring silky-smooth graphics performance during video streaming and gaming endeavors. An all-new 16-core Neural Engine takes center stage, capable of executing nearly 17 trillion operations per second. This capability enables lightning-fast machine learning computations, powering features like Live Voicemail transcriptions in iOS 17 and enriching third-party app experiences. Crucially, these feats are achieved while preserving the utmost privacy and security, thanks to the Secure Enclave.
Expanded Safety Features for Peace of Mind
The iPhone 15 lineup places paramount importance on user safety, introducing critical features like Crash Detection and Emergency SOS via satellite. Currently accessible in 14 countries and regions spanning three continents, the revolutionary Emergency SOS via satellite will soon extend its reach to Spain and Switzerland. Building upon this innovative satellite infrastructure, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus debut Roadside Assistance via satellite in the U.S. In instances of car trouble in areas without cellular or Wi-Fi coverage, users can now directly connect to AAA, the country’s largest roadside assistance provider. A user-friendly interface, including a brief questionnaire to gather essential details, transmits this information via satellite, enabling AAA to engage directly with the user and dispatch assistance to their precise location. Access to Roadside Assistance via satellite is provided free of charge for two years and is also available as a standalone service for non-members.
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Enhanced Connectivity Capabilities
The iPhone 15 lineup introduces user-friendly enhancements for charging, locating friends in crowded spaces, and staying connected on the go. Both models feature a USB‑C connector, a universally accepted standard for charging and data transfer. This means that the same cable can be used to charge iPhone, Mac, iPad, and the updated AirPods Pro (2nd generation). Moreover, users have the convenience of charging AirPods or an Apple Watch directly from their iPhone using the USB‑C connector. Additionally, both models support MagSafe and future Qi2 chargers for wireless charging.
Equipped with the second-generation Ultra Wideband chip, these iPhones enable two devices with this chip to connect at a range over three times that of the previous generation. This facilitates Precision Finding for Find My friends, allowing iPhone 15 users to share their location and easily locate one another, even in crowded environments. Precision Finding upholds user privacy, upholding the same trusted safeguards as found in Find My.
The iPhone 15 models maintain their commitment to delivering high-quality, lightning-fast 5G experiences and improved audio quality for phone calls, including those made on FaceTime or third-party apps. Users can further elevate their audio experience by choosing Voice Isolation, ensuring crystal-clear communication even in noisy surroundings. Additionally, both the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus feature eSIM, a secure and convenient alternative to physical SIM cards, with support from a vast network of over 295 carriers. Globetrotters can stay seamlessly connected worldwide through cost-effective international roaming plans offered by their existing carriers or by opting for prepaid eSIM plans in over 50 countries and regions, including Australia, Italy, Thailand, and more.
iOS 17: Elevating the iPhone Experience
Enhancements in the Phone App
The arrival of iOS 17 transforms the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus into even more personalized and intuitive devices. The Phone app receives a substantial upgrade, introducing Contact Posters that grant users the power to tailor their appearance as seen by their contacts. Furthermore, Live Voicemail leverages the A16 Bionic chip to provide real-time, on-device transcription of voicemail messages. Users can even answer calls while the caller is leaving their message.
iOS 17 reimagines Messages with a comprehensive overhaul. Users can now enjoy an enhanced stickers experience, a more robust search feature, audio message transcriptions, and the convenient Check In feature. The Check In feature enables automatic notifications to friends and family when users safely arrive at their destinations.
NameDrop: Simplifying Sharing
NameDrop introduces an innovative way to utilize AirDrop, simplifying the sharing of contact information by merely bringing two iPhone devices together. This same gesture can also be employed for sharing various content and more.
StandBy: An Informative Charging Companion
iOS 17 introduces StandBy, a customizable full-screen display designed to deliver easily readable information when the iPhone is placed on its side while charging. With support for Live Activities, Siri, incoming calls, and more extensive notifications, StandBy proves ideal for nightstands, kitchen counters, or desks, offering users at-a-glance vital information.
A Myriad of Additional Improvements
iOS 17 brings numerous other updates into the mix, including the introduction of Journal, a new app designed to assist users in reflection and practicing gratitude through journaling. Improvements to autocorrect and Dictation enhance the typing experience. Enhanced privacy measures are also introduced for Private Browsing in Safari, along with password and passkey sharing through iCloud Keychain, pet recognition in Photos, and more.
Apple’s steadfast commitment to environmental sustainability continues with the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. On the journey towards achieving carbon neutrality for all products by 2030, Apple focuses on clean electricity throughout the supply chain and prioritizes recycled and low-carbon materials. These devices incorporate even more recycled content, including 100 percent recycled cobalt in the battery, 100 percent recycled copper in the main logic board, copper wire in the Taptic Engine, and copper foil in the inductive charger in MagSafe. These are pioneering achievements for iPhone. Additionally, both models feature an enclosure made from 75 percent recycled aluminum, 100 percent recycled rare earth elements in all magnets, and 100 percent recycled gold in the USB‑C connector and various printed circuit boards. The iPhone 15 lineup adheres to Apple’s stringent energy efficiency standards and is free of mercury, PVC, and beryllium. Over 99 percent of the packaging consists of fiber-based materials, aligning with Apple’s objective to eliminate plastic from its packaging entirely by 2025.
To further mitigate its environmental footprint, Apple has ceased the use of leather in all new Apple products, including iPhone accessories. Instead, Apple introduces the FineWoven Case with MagSafe and FineWoven Wallet with MagSafe, crafted from durable microtwill with a luxurious suede-like feel. This material comprises 68 percent post-consumer recycled content and significantly reduces carbon emissions compared to leather.
Pricing and Availability
iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will be available in pink, yellow, green, blue, and black, offering storage capacities of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. Pricing starts at $799 (U.S.) or $33.29 (U.S.) per month for iPhone 15 and $899 (U.S.) or $37.45 (U.S.) per month for iPhone 15 Plus. Apple provides enticing options for cost savings and upgrading to the latest iPhone. Customers in the U.S. can receive trade-in credit ranging from $200 to $650 (U.S.) when trading in iPhone 11 or later models and upgrading to iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Plus through the Apple Store Online or Apple Store locations.
Moreover, customers with select U.S. carriers can acquire iPhone 15 for as low as $0 (U.S.) per month by trading in iPhone 11 or later models. Further eligibility criteria and details are available at apple.com/shop/buy-iphone/carrier-offers.
Pre-orders for iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will commence at 5 a.m. PDT on Friday, September 15, with availability starting on Friday, September 22, in over 40 countries and regions, including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, the UAE, the U.K., and the U.S. iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will also become available in Macao, Malaysia, Türkiye, Vietnam, and 17 other countries and regions starting on Friday, September 29.
New Accessories and iOS 17 Update
For those getting their hands on the iPhone 15 series, exciting accessory options await, including the FineWoven Wallet with MagSafe and FineWoven Case with MagSafe, each priced at $59 (U.S.) and available in five stylish colors: black, taupe, mulberry, pacific blue, and evergreen. Furthermore, there’s the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus Clear Case, coming in at $49 (U.S.), and a Silicone Case with MagSafe, yours for $49 (U.S.), featuring a range of attractive hues like black, storm blue, clay, light pink, guava, orange sorbet, cypress, and winter blue.
iOS 17 Update
Mark your calendars for the iOS 17 update, set to roll out as a free software download on Monday, September 18.
iCloud+ Expands Storage Choices
Starting September 18, iCloud+ will broaden its storage options with two new plans: 6TB for $29.99 (U.S.) per month and 12TB for $59.99 (U.S.) per month. These plans are tailored for users with extensive photo and video collections or those making use of Family Sharing. Alongside increased storage capacity, these plans bring premium features like Private Relay, Hide My Email, Custom Email Domains, and HomeKit Secure Video support. This ensures your files, photos, videos, and more remain safeguarded, readily accessible, and effortless to share.
Special Perk for iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus Purchasers
To sweeten the deal, customers acquiring the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will enjoy a complimentary three-month subscription to Apple Arcade and Apple Fitness+.
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