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iPhone 15: models, specs, price, and release date news

    iPhone 15 you need to know

    Apple’s iPhone 15 is the company’s latest and greatest mainstream iPhone. Unveiled earlier this year at Apple’s Wanderlust event, it brings some of the best features from the iPhone 14 Pro lineup to the regular iPhone for 2023 and beyond. That includes an excellent new camera, a new design, and the A16 bionic chip. 

    It’s sits alongside the new larger iPhone 15 Plus, and the more potent iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Apple also still sells a much cheaper iPhone SE as it’s entry-level device for the budget-conscious. 

    iPhone 15: The headlines

    • What is it? Apple’s mainstream iPhone. 
    • Release date: September 22
    • Price: From $799
    • Headlines: USB-C, 48MP camera, A16 Bionic chip, Dynamic Island


    Here's a brief overview of all the iPhone 15 models with their headline specs

    iPhone 15 / 15 Plus The people’s iPhone without the bells and whistles.

    Screen: 6.1- or 6.7-inch
    CPU: A16 Bionic
    Rear Camera: 48MP
    Networking: Wi-Fi 6
    Connectivity: USB-C

    iPhone 15 Pro Adds the faster A17 Pro chip and a new design with a titanium frame.

    Screen: 6.1-inch
    RAM: 8GB
    CPU: A17 Pro, 3nm
    Rear Camera: 48MP
    Networking: Wi-Fi 6e
    Connectivity: USB-C

    iPhone 15 Pro Max Adds a 5X periscope lens for enhanced zoom capabilities.

    Screen: 6.7-inch
    RAM: 8GB
    CPU: A17 Pro, 3nm
    Rear Camera: 48MP w/ Periscope lens
    Networking: Wi-Fi 6e
    Connectivity: USB-C


    The iPhone 15 was released on September 22, 2023. 


    You’ll find all the specs of the iPhone 15 below with comparisons to the iPhone 14. This year’s iPhone boasts a faster A16 Bionic chip, better cameras, USB-C charging, and the Dynamic Island, to name just a few improvements from last year’s offering.

    iPhone 14

    Operating System : iOS 16

    Display :  6.1 inches, 2532 x 1170 (460 ppi) resolution, Super Retina XDR OLED display (iPhone 14) | 6.7 inches, 2778 x 1284 (458 ppi) resolution, Super Retina XDR OLED display (iPhone 14 Plus)

    Processor : Apple A15 Bionic

    Storage : 128 | 256 | 512GB

    Rear Camera : 12MP, 26mm ƒ/1.5, 1.9μm (wide) | 12MP, ƒ/2.4, 1.0μm (ultra-wide)

    Front Camera : 12MP, ƒ/1.9, Autofocus

    Battery : 3,279 mAh (iPhone 14) | 4,325 mAh (iPhone 14 Plus)

    Charging : Qi wireless charging up to 7.5W | MagSafe Wireless charging up to 15W | Fast wired charging over Lightning with 20W power adapter

    Water Resistance : IP68

    Dimensions : 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.80mm, 172g (iPhone 14) | 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.80mm, 203g (iPhone 14 Plus)

    Colors : Starlight | Midnight | Blue | Purple | (PRODUCT)Red

    iPhone 15

    Operating System : iOS 17

    Display :  6.1 inches, 2556 x 1179 (460 ppi) resolution, Super Retina XDR OLED display (iPhone 15) | 6.7 inches, 2796 x 1290 (460 ppi) resolution, Super Retina XDR OLED display (iPhone 15 Plus)

    Processor : Apple A16 Bionic

    Storage : 128 | 256 | 512GB

    Rear Camera : 48MP, 26mm ƒ/1.6 (wide) | 12MP, ƒ/2.4 (ultra-wide) | 12MP, 52 mmƒ/1.6 (2x Telephoto)

    Front Camera : 12MP, ƒ/1.9, Autofocus

    Battery : All day battery life (exact mAh TBA)

    Charging : USB-C wired charging, Qi wireless charging up to 15W, MagSafe

    Water Resistance : IP68

    Dimensions : 147.6 x 71.6 x 7.80mm, 171g (iPhone 15) | 160.9 x 77.8 x 7.80mm, 201g (iPhone 15 Plus)

    Colors : Black | Blue | Green | Pink | Yellow


    IOS 17

    iOS 17 has an official release date, and you’ll be able to use the latest operating system from September 18. iOS 17 is bringing some cool updates to the Phone, FaceTime, and Messages apps, as well as AirDrop and autocorrect. There’s a great new mode called StandBy that works as a widget hub, a new Journal app to help your mental health and changes to Safari. 


    Which iPhone should I buy in 2023?

    The best iPhone you can buy right now is the iPhone 15 Pro, closely followed by the iPhone 15. The iPhone SE 3 is also a superb option for those on a budget or for people who like the old Touch ID/Home Button design. 

    When is the iPhone 15 coming out?

    The iPhone 15 releases on September 22 with preorders starting on September 15.

    Will iPhone 15 have USB-C?

    Yes, both the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro will include USB-C.

    Will there be an iPhone 16?

    Absolutely, Apple has stuck to a yearly iPhone release cycle for a number of years now. Rumored early features of the iPhone 16 include under-display Face ID and improvements to the camera. Apple is also expected to make its own 5G chip for connectivity, rather than using a Qualcomm component. 

    How much will the iPhone 15 cost?

    The iPhone 15 will start at $799.

    Will the iPhone 15 be bigger?

    The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are identical in size to the iPhone 14 lineup. Likewise, the Pro and Pro Max will be the same size as the current models. 

    What colors will the iPhone 15 come in?

    Apple will offer the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus in Pink, Green, Blue, Yellow, and Black.

    Which month is iPhone 15 coming out?

    The iPhone 15 will be released in September.  

    Is it worth waiting for the iPhone 15?

    At this point, absolutely. Even if you have decided the iPhone 15 isn’t for you after the Apple event, it is worth waiting until it launches to get older phones for cheaper than beforehand.

    Will the iPhone 15 have the Dynamic Island

    Yes! The iPhone 15 will have all the bells and whistles from the Dynamic Island used on the iPhone 14 Pro.