Apple brings a few of the iPhone 14 Professional line’s greatest options to its extra inexpensive handsets.
The USB-C iPhone has arrived.
Apple announced the iPhone 15 right this moment at its ‘Wonderlust’ occasion in Cupertino, California. As anticipated, the corporate has ditched its in-house Lightning connector in favor of USB-C, with each new iPhone 15 fashions that includes the brand new port. For shoppers, which means will probably be simpler to attach the brand new iPhones to a bunch of various gadgets, together with Apple’s personal MacBook computer systems. Nonetheless, it additionally means previous Lightning equipment will not work with the iPhone 15 with out an adapter. Conveniently, the transfer to USB-C additionally means the brand new iPhones are in compliance with upcoming European Union rules designed to restrict digital waste.
As with the iPhone 14 line, Apple will supply the iPhone 15 in 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch variants, with the latter retaining the ‘Plus’ branding of final 12 months’s mannequin. New to the iPhone 15 is the Dynamic Island show cutout Apple launched in 2022. Beforehand, that function was solely accessible on the iPhone 14 Professional and iPhone 14 Professional Max.
Apple has additionally outfitted the iPhone 15 with a brand new Tremendous Retina OLED display that may show HDR content material at 1,600 nits of brightness. In sunny situations, the brand new display can max out at 2,000 nits of brightness, or twice as shiny because the show on the iPhone 14. Each new iPhone 15 fashions additionally include Apple’s A16 Bionic chip, which the corporate first launched alongside the iPhone 14 Professional final 12 months. Because of an even bigger battery, Apple can also be promising “all-day” battery life on its newest pair of mainstream smartphones.
For photographers, iPhone 15 gives a wholly new essential digicam array that features a 48-megapixel major sensor and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens. If that sounds acquainted, it is as a result of Apple moved to a 48-megapixel the iPhone 14. For selfie professionals, the iPhone 15’s entrance digicam has autofocus and portrait lighting.
The corporate will supply the brand new handsets in a bunch of cheerful colours: Black, Inexperienced, Yellow, Pink, and Blue. Apple will start accepting preorders for the iPhone 15 this Friday (September 15), with normal availability to observe in September. Pricing for the iPhone 15 begins at $799. In the meantime, iPhone 15 Plus pricing will start at $899.
Individually, Apple introduced that iOS 17, the subsequent iteration of its cell working system, will arrive as a free update on Monday, September 18. The corporate has been publicly testing the brand new software program since this previous June when it first previewed iOS 17 at its annual WWDC convention. The replace will deliver a bunch of latest options, together with a redesigned name display that customers can customise to their liking and a Examine-In, a function that alerts trusted contacts once you’ve arrived at a vacation spot safely.
Replace 09/12/2023: Added details about the discharge of iOS 17 in paragraph 7.
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