Apple has announced the iPhone 15, the company’s latest iPhone, and the successor of iPhone 14 along with the iPhone 15 Plus both with the Dynamic Island, as expected. However, these retain the same A16 bionic processor from the iPhone 14 Pro series.
The iPhone 15 and the 15 Plus come with 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch OLED Super Retina XDR displays with up to 2000 nits peak brightness, respectively, with 60Hz refresh rate. These retain the Ceramic Shield protection that was introduced in the iPhone 12. These finally get the Dynamic Island that was introduced with the iPhone 14 Pro series.
The phones feature a new 48MP main camera with a quad-pixel sensor that combines every four pixels into one large quad pixel equivalent to 2.44 µm at 12MP and has sensor-shift optical image stabilization. The quad-pixel sensor also enables a 2x Telephoto option that uses the middle 12 megapixels of the sensor for full-resolution photos and 4K videos with no digital zoom. There is 12MP Ultra Wide camera.
It gets a new auto portrait mode, so you don’t have to switch to portrait mode. You can switch focus from one subject to another after a photo is taken. The iPhone 15 line-up also includes Emergency SOS via satellite, which is free for 2 years.
For the first time in a smartphone, color is infused throughout the back glass that is strengthened with an optimized dual-ion exchange process before being polished with nanocrystalline particles and etched to create a luxurious, textured matte finish, said Apple.
A new contoured edge on the aerospace-grade aluminum enclosure feels even nicer in users’ hands, and the Ceramic Shield front cover continues to be tougher than any other smartphone glass.
Finally, the iPhone 15 series now come with a USB-C port, replacing the lightning port. It still has a MagSafe wireless charging support.
Apple iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus specifications
- iPhone 15 – 6.1-inch (2556×1179 pixels) OLED 460ppi Super Retina XDR display, 1000 nits max brightness, 1600 nits peak brightness, up to 2000 nits peak outdoor brightness, HDR, True Tone, Ceramic Shield protection
- iPhone 15 Plus – 6.7-inch (2796×1290 pixels) OLED 460ppi Super Retina XDR display, 1000 nits max brightness, 1600 nits peak brightness, up to 2000 nits peak outdoor brightness, HDR, True Tone, Ceramic Shield protection
- Six-Core A16 (2 performance and 4 efficiency cores) Bionic 4nm chip with 64-bit architecture, 5‑core GPU, 16‑core Neural Engine
- 128GB, 256GB, 512GB storage options
- iOS 17
- Water and dust resistant (IP68)
- Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
- 48MP wide-angle (f/1.78) camera, second-generation sensor-shift optical image stabilisation for video, 2x Telephoto, 100% Focus Pixels, Photonic Engine, True Tone flash, HDR video recording with Dolby Vision at 4K 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 240fps, Cinematic mode up to 4K HDR at 30 fps, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide (f/2.4) secondary camera
- 12MP TrueDepth (ƒ/1.9) front camera, Autofocus with Focus Pixels,
Retina Flash, HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 120fps
- TrueDepth camera for FaceID facial recognition, Stereo speakers
- iPhone 15 dimensions: 147.6×71.6×7.80mm; Weight: 171g
- iPhone 15 Plus dimensions: 160.9×77.8×7.80mm; Weight: 201g
- 5G (sub‑6 GHz) with 4×4 MIMO, Gigabit-class LTE, 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.3, Second-generation Ultra Wideband chip for spatial awareness, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS
- Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with 15W MagSafe wireless charging, USB-C fast charging, up to 20 hours (iPhone 15) / 26 hours (iPhone 15 Plus) of video playback
Pricing and availability
The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus come in Pink, Yellow, Green, Blue and Black colours in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB storage options.
- iPhone 15 128GB – Rs. 79,900
- iPhone 15 256GB – Rs. 89,900
- iPhone 15 512GB – Rs. 1,09,900
- iPhone 15 Plus 128GB – Rs. 89,900
- iPhone 15 Plus 256GB – Rs. 99,900
- iPhone 15 Plus 512GB – Rs. 1,19,900
The iPhone 15 series will be available through apple.com/store and in the Apple Store app, with availability in stores beginning Friday, September 22 with pre-order starting from September 15th at 5:30PM IST.