The iPhone 15 may be far in the future, but as Apple gears up for big changes, we’re already seeing significant leaks and rumors about the 15 series.
So what’s new in the iPhone 15 and when is it coming? Well, the timing is the same as always! The iPhone 15 family will arrive in Fall 2023 and we expect to see four models, very similar in look and feel to the previous generation, but with some significant changes inside.
It’s possible that all four models will also come with a new USB-C connector that will replace the Lightning port that Apple has been using for nearly a decade. That happens to be the same connector most other gadgets in the world use today, so it may even help cut down on the clutter in your drawer. The other exciting new upgrade that may only come to the Pro models is a new periscope zoom, and all models are expected to get a higher performance speed.
Latest iPhone 15 news
iPhone 15 release date
Apple follows a strict schedule that hasn’t changed in years: new iPhones are always announced in early September and arrive on a Friday, a week and a half after the event.
We expect Apple to follow this course with the release date of the iPhone 15, and based on this, we can predict that the announcement will take place on Tuesday, September 12, with a retail release on Friday, September 22.
Keep in mind that it’s way, way too early for those events, and the dates you see are simply based on calculations and Apple’s strict adherence to an annual schedule.
* – suspected dates
iPhone 15 price
While we know quite a few details about the iPhone 15’s new features, we don’t have any leaked information about possible pricing just yet, and frankly, with current inflation, that would be a little hard to predict.
But if we had to guess, we’d say Apple could offer the same prices as its previous-generation models.
† – expected prices
iPhone 15 name
Media and leaks are all referring to the unreleased 2023 iPhone series as “iPhone 15”.
This is most likely the final name as we’ve seen Apple shy away from using S extensions in recent years, so an iPhone 14S looks like terribly unlikely.
So the four model names of the iPhone 15 series are expected to be as follows:
- iPhone 15
- iPhone 15 Max
- iPhone 15 Pro
- iPhone 15 Pro Max
Pretty simple, isn’t it?
iPhone 15 camera
Leaks so far have agreed that the iPhone 15 and 15 Max models will continue to have dual rear cameras, while the camera system on the 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max remains unclear.
One thing we do know is that there is a very high probability that the Pro Max model will get a 5x periscope-style zoom camera. We don’t know if that camera will replace the currently used 3X zoom, or if it will come as an additional (fourth) rear camera.
*based on early leaks and rumours.
Last we heard, reports said that Lante Optics, one of the companies allegedly supplying Apple with the zoom, continues to increase its capacity for the prism needed to make this lens. In those same reports, analysts weren’t sure whether the periscope lens will come exclusively to the iPhone 15 Pro Max model, or whether the smaller 15 Pro model might get it as well.
iPhone 15 Storage
After Apple increased the base storage of even non-Pro iPhones in the 13-series to 128 GB, we don’t expect any major changes in storage capacity in the coming years.
This means that the iPhone 15 and 15 Max are expected to start with 128 GB of storage, while the 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max may get 256 GB for the base model.
iPhone 15 / 15 Max. storage capacity:
iPhone 15 Pro / Pro Max Storage Capacity:
iPhone 15 design
So far we haven’t seen any early drawings or renderings of the iPhone 15 series, but the elephant in the room has to be the potential move to a USB-C port from Lightning.
Apple resisted using a USB-C port on the iPhone for years, despite betting on a USB-C port for its iPads and Macbooks, but new European Commission regulations could finally force it to switch. . This would mean that users would have to buy new cables and throw away their Lightning cables, which can be annoying in the short term. However, we believe this will work out great in the long run as most gadgets use a USB-C port these days so you don’t have to worry about getting different cables for your travels, it will all work out nicely. be united.
iPhone 15 screen
Apple seems to have found the sweet spot for screen sizes and we don’t expect any major changes, so you’ll have a 6.1-inch screen size on the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro and then a 6.7-inch screen on the iPhone 15 Max and 15 Pro Max. All four models will use OLED screens, but there will likely remain some minor differences in peak brightness to give the Pro models a bit of an edge.
The big question is around ProMotion. This technology was previously only available on the Pro models, and we’re yet to hear if Apple could change it to the 15-series, but we’re left skeptical about that.
We know a lot of people get ideas about invisible under-screen cameras that make the screen feel like a real edge-to-edge thing. Apple is certainly investigating that technology, but it may be a little too early for the company to implement it widely in the 15 Series.
iPhone 15 processor and specifications
While we already mentioned the gap between the iPhone 15 non-Pro models that may get a slower chip, and the Pro versions that have a faster Apple A17 Bionic chip, there’s one thing all four models could share: the modem.
Apple has had a legal dispute with Qualcomm and it was eager to switch from its modems. However, this may finally happen in the iPhone 15, after years of development.
Qualcomm CFO officially says the company is expected to ship just 20% of Apple modem chips by 2023. We don’t know much about Apple’s own modem chips at the moment, but we’ll keep you updated as details become available.
iPhone 15 battery
Apple rarely makes major changes, so it’s very reasonable to expect battery sizes in the iPhone 15 family to be similar to the iPhone 14, which in turn will be similar to the iPhone 13 series.
The downside is that you can probably expect two days of battery life from the Max and Pro Max models, but one day from the smaller iPhones.
*projections based on iPhone 13 battery sizes.
Will Apple increase charging speeds with the arrival of USB-C charging on the iPhone? We don’t have high expectations, but it’s reasonable to expect around 25W charging speeds for the smaller models and 30W for the two larger models.
All four iPhone 15 models are also expected to have MagSafe wireless charging, Apple’s magnetic charging solution that can be quite handy.
iPhone 15 features and software
The iPhone 14 family is the first time we see Apple using different processors for its Pro and non-Pro models, essentially reserving the new chips for the more expensive Pro series.
We expect this trend to continue in the iPhone 15 series as well, but that will depend on the processor’s complicated manufacturing environment. For example, in 2022, TSMC started 3nm production that could be used in the Apple A17 Bionic, but it’s far too early to say how this will scale.
So far it’s a little early for more information here, but we’ll update this section with new information as it comes in.
Do I have to wait for iPhone 15?
- You have to wait for iPhone 15 if you’re excited about USB-C. Using just one cable for all your devices sounds really exciting. Photo enthusiasts should also save up for the Pro Max model, as that periscope lens can be a game-changer for photography and videography.
- You should not wait for iPhone 15 if you don’t want to wait! The iPhone 15 will be launched in 2023! There are plenty of capable phones around, and you probably shouldn’t expect huge jumps in performance speed or charging either.