At Apple’s recent “Wonderlust” event, the curtain was lifted on the eagerly awaited iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. Both of these smartphones now feature Dynamic Island, a feature previously exclusive to the “Pro Series,” serving notifications, app interactions, and more.
One significant change is the adoption of USB-C in the iPhone 15 Series to comply with European Union regulations. However, it’s essential to note that this implementation operates at USB 2.0 speeds.
Under the hood, both the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are driven by the Apple A16 Bionic chip, known from the iPhone 14 Pro Series. Storage options include 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB, with 6 GB of RAM, consistent with the iPhone 14 Series.
The display sizes remain unchanged, with the iPhone 15 featuring a 6.1-inch screen and the iPhone 15 Plus sporting a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR Display. This OLED panel offers a peak brightness of 2000 nits, ensuring excellent outdoor visibility, along with nearly 100% P3 color gamut coverage.
Photography enthusiasts will appreciate the 48 MP main camera and the retained 12 MP sensor for the ultra-wide camera. Numerous camera enhancements, such as automatic portrait mode activation, improved night mode, and action mode, are introduced.
The selfie camera, at 12 MP, now supports portrait lighting and boasts an auto-focus feature. Both the main and selfie cameras can record video at up to 4K60 with HDR.
An exciting addition is the reverse charging feature, allowing the iPhone 15 Series to function as a power source for recharging accessories like AirPods.
These smartphones are rated IP68 for water and dust resistance and offer connectivity options, including 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, and NFC support.
Running on iOS 17, these devices maintain a range of features, including emergency SOS via satellite and crash detection.
As for pricing, the iPhone 15 starts at USD 799, while the iPhone 15 Plus begins at USD 899. Both models are available in various colors, including pink, yellow, green, blue, and black, and they are set to launch on September 22 in select countries, with Indonesia yet to be included in the initial release.