The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro are coming and they both now have USB C. Apple has announced a whole new lineup of new phones that come in cool new colours and pack some huge camera improvements.
Before you start, check out the recent Apple Watch Series 9 announcement news here.
The iPhone 15 comes in five new colours including black, blue, green, yellow and pink. Apple says the back glass on the panel is now fully modular and made entirely of extra durable glass and features a new textured matte finish.
The iPhone 15 also now come with Dynamic Island which was introduced on the iPhone 14 Pro range last year. There’s also a substantial jump in camera technology with a new 48MP main camera. The iPhone 15 can also film 4K Cinematic video and comes with a new advanced focal depth control feature for portrait photos.
The new 48MP lens also enables a new 2x optical telephoto zoom. There are also improvements to the ultra-wide camera. The iPhone 15 starts at $799 and the iPhone 15 Plus starts at $899.
iPhone 15 Key Features
- Gets Dynamic Island
- Brighter Display,
- Peak HDR 1600 Nits
- SDR 2000
- 5 Colours (Pink, Yellow, Blue, Green & Black)
- 48MP Camera
- 2x option (using 48mp to crop in)
- Focus Control
- A16 Bionic,
iPhone 15 Pro
The phone we have all been waiting to see, Apple’s new iPhone 15 Pro has been redesigned with a new titanium frame. Apple says this is the lightest iPhone ever made thanks to this new material. It will ship in four colours including black, silver, white and blue.
The phone also has the thinnest bezels found on an iPhone and comes in a 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch model. The inner design has been created with a modular system making repairs much easier too.
The mute switch has been replaced with a new Action Button. Using this button, users can assign different shortcuts. So if you hold down the button you’ll mute the phone. If you press it twice you can instantly record a voice note.
Of course, the phone has also adopted USB C. Apple says it supports speeds up to 10Gbps. However, they say with an “optional cable” which makes us believe it won’t be included in the box.
The iPhone 15 Pro includes the new A17 Pro 3nm chip which comes with a new graphics focus with a new 6-core GPU. Apple demonstrated this with gaming and ray-tracing. The company says it includes 19 billion transistors.
As for the camera, the iPhone 15 Pro is described as having “seven pro cameras in your pocket”. It includes a “more advanced” 48MP main camera. Apple says it has improved almost everything on the camera including low-light photos.
The iPhone 15 Pro Max includes a new 5x optical zoom and 120mm focal length lens. Apple has created this new periscope lens with a 25% larger sensor than the iPhone 14 Pro Max. It allows more light to enter the lens by bouncing it around an internal mechanism before it hits the sensor. Apple says it takes four times the amount of time to reach the sensor than before.
The new iPhone 15 Pro also lets users record video and footage directly onto an external drive thanks to the added USB C port. This means recording in RAW is easier than ever.
iPhone 15 Pro Key Features
- Titanium Design
- Smaller Bezels
- 4 Colours (white, black, blue, and “natural”)
- New Action Button (replaces mute switch)
- New A17 Pro chip
- USB-C supports up to 10GBPS speeds
- Improved 48MP Camera, ability to select focal length –
- 5x optical lens at 12MP, F2.8, 120mm
Both the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro will come with new Fine Woven material cases and support the new Woven MagSafe attachments too.
The iPhone 15 Pro starts at $999 and the iPhone 15 Pro Max starts at $1199 and will release on 22 September.