We still have a long way to go until September 2023, however, there are quite a few rumors and leaks of iPhone 15 which many users are eagerly waiting for already. Many of the company's followers want to know the launch date of the upcoming iPhone 15.
This high level of anticipation and waiting comes thanks to the success achieved by the iPhone 14 series, which was unveiled in September 2022, as it achieved good sales and brought with it many breakthroughs, excellent specifications, and welcome changes such as the notch, which has been significantly reduced in size.
What about 2023 phones? What will bring us iPhone 15? Are we in the process of an expected comprehensive mutation or will this version be limited to some minor changes and limited additions? This is what we will discover in our new annual article about the price, specifications and launch date of the iPhone 14, in addition to all the other exclusive details that you want to know.
Expected iPhone 15 Specs
Some people almost assert that the Apple iPhone 15 lineup will depend on a new chip, which is the A17, but do not forget that the last new chip, the A16, was limited only to the Pro models in the iPhone 14 series, and therefore we assume that the situation will be the same this year as well.
There is no doubt that the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max will have the new A17 chip while both the lower models will run on a lower chip which is the A16 Bionic. It may seem annoying to some, but this is what we are used to from Apple!
We still do not have any idea about the level of performance, but it is expected that the A17 chip will be the first chip to be manufactured using the 3-nanometer manufacturing architecture, which will translate in the practical use experience into more speed and efficiency in completing all tasks.
iPhone 15 release date
Among all the leaks that we have heard so far about the iPhone 15, we show you the expected launch date of the iPhone 15 from the most reliable and close to reality sources. Let's take a look at what happened in the past and we will gradually understand when the iPhone 15 might be launched.
Apple announced its new flagship lineup of smartphones apart from the month of September on only one occasion: October 2020, when the Corona pandemic was at its most severe and the entire world was suffering from strict health measures, compulsory stay at home, and disruption of supply chains.
According to these data, there are strong indications that the iPhone 15 may be launched in September 2023. Apple usually announces its phones about ten days before its launch, with the pre-orders stage opening a week before its launch date.
Updated: Apple will officially hold its annual event on September 12th, which will likely be the day we see the debut of the new iPhone lineup. This also gives us a good idea of what the iPhone 15 release date could be, as Apple usually releases phones 10 days after they are officially announced. This likely means you'll be able to buy the iPhone 15 on September 22.
There has been concern from some industry veterans that Apple cannot source enough camera components for its phones from Sony, which could lead to some delays, but we'll see anyway as we're less than two weeks away from the upcoming event.
iPhone 15 price
Prior to the launch of the iPhone 14 series, there was strong speculation that we might see a 15% price increase, but this turned out to be incorrect - at least in the US country of origin. Other markets have seen a correspondingly large increase, whether due to the greed of traders or because of a declining local currency or lack of supply.
Prices started from $ 799 for the regular iPhone 14, 128 GB version, up to $ 1,599 for the 1 TB iPhone 14 Pro Max. We expect something similar this time around, but it is entirely possible that the iPhone 15 will see a price hike as a result of the economic downturn that most of the world is going through. So not to be caught off guard, expect a raise of $100 or so.
One of the technical bloggers specialized in leaks, LeaksApplePro, expects at least that the Apple iPhone 2023 phones will witness a significant increase in prices compared to the previous generation. There is no confirmed information, but the source stresses the possibility of a price increase that will range from $ 100 to $ 200 that could occur for the highest version in the series iPhone 15 Ultra, which could put the pricing of this phone between $ 1199 and $ 1299.
What are series phones?
Series versions and number of phones is an important thing that all followers want to know for sure and they have every right to do so. To go back to the previous series, Apple launched four phones: a normal version as usual, abandoning the Mini version and launching a Plus version instead, the Pro and Pro Max versions. That was a really good lineup, consumers had the freedom to decide whether they had a 6.1 or 6.7 inch screen.
Will we see the same lineup in this year's series? It is likely that, at least, we will see the Plus version for the second year in a row, given that the Mini version did not achieve any successes or strong sales previously, which prompts the company to return it to the 2023 lineup.
So in the event that no surprises or change of plans happen at the last minute, the iPhone 15 series will consist of these devices: iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Which means there may not be any change in the names of the phones.
However, one device can be added to this lineup, which is the iPhone 15 Ultra. This news is not inspired by the imagination of the author of the article, but from a reliable journalist from Bloomberg, Mark Gurman, who tweeted on Twitter in September 2022, and reported that after the launch of the Apple Watch Ultra this year, we can expect it to enter that version for its lineup of phones in the future – which he repeated. later in his news articles. Could this mean that the iPhone 15 Ultra will be the fifth phone in the series? Or will it replace the Pro Max version? The coming days will provide an answer.
There is a lot to talk about in terms of design, which is an important factor for many users and clearly shows the amount of effort that manufacturers make on their phones and whether they have made a real breakthrough in design or is it just a new phone but with an old design dating back to years ago.
The biggest rumors about the design of the iPhone 15 phones so far are that they will be the first phones that will see Apple abandon the Lightning port for the first time in favor of USB-C. This was actually expected given that Apple had already started using USB-C in its tablets and laptops, and that was no longer an option for the American company as the European Union obligated all companies to support all phones that reach European markets that port by Year 2024.
Apple can certainly get around that decision and launch phones with the Lightning port in all markets except the European Union, but it would be a significantly complicated and expensive matter that would not bring any good profit to the company.
Many other sources have confirmed that Apple is really moving in the right direction towards excluding the Lightning port and including USB-C in all phones in the series and not just on some models. This will not be the only feature that the four or five phones will share, but we will also witness the presence of the dynamic island for the second year. respectively and so in all versions.
Thus, the decision of the European Union came in favor of consumers in the first place, because if it were not so, Apple would limit this feature to Pro versions only, as we are used to from the Cupertino-based company. So take a deep breath and rest assured, the iPhone 15 will finally come with a USB-C port.
Technical blogger and source close to Apple Ming-Chi Kuo says that the type of USB-C used may differ between the two Pro versions and the rest of the series phones. He added that the regular iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will have the same data transfer speeds as the current Lightning iPhones, while the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will support faster speeds as a result of their USB-C ports. Apple does not miss the opportunity to distinguish between all versions in everything! is not it?
Overall, the base iPhone 15 could come with three significant upgrades including Dynamic Island. Despite rumors that Touch ID may return in 2023 phones, inside sources have confirmed that Apple has no plans to return the fingerprint sensor to major iPhones in the near future.
It is no secret that Apple was looking for additional security options besides Face ID, as it was considering including a fingerprint sensor under the screen, and even discussed adding it to the power button, but it seems that those efforts did not succeed and did not bear fruit, unfortunately, and Face ID will be the only option. For 2023 phones, and maybe even for the year after.
What a shame and a great failure for Apple! Users want alternatives to the face sensor which is a legitimate requirement since we live in a different age where preventive health measures include wearing a medical mask and therefore not every user is in the right condition to use Face ID constantly.
Apple could also change the back panel of the iPhone 15, as many sources claim that it may come with curved edges just like the iPhone 5C, which may make it more comfortable and acceptable in the user's hand compared to the current models. But it may not happen in the end due to supply chain issues and so on, so don't be surprised if you see the same design in the September 2023 event.
iPhone 15 models and colors
For its 2022 releases, Apple killed the iPhone Mini and replaced it with a new model, the iPhone 14 Plus. This simplifies the choice: whether you want to use the Pro version or not, you can get a screen size of 6.1 or 6.7 inches. And we have very strong doubts about why the iPhone 15 Mini is not likely to return this fall, given that previous versions of the mini did not achieve the desired sales.
Instead, we'll likely see the next four phones in the series unveiled this month: iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
In a surprising development in recent weeks, rumors have resurfaced that Apple will change the name of the iPhone 15 Pro Max to iPhone 15 Ultra. This would make sense given Apple's recent naming patterns with the Apple Watch Ultra or the Apple M2 Ultra chip, and the naming should better reflect the differences between the Pro and Ultra versions.
As for the colors of the iPhone 15, it is possible that the iPhone 15 Pro will get a new color called Titan Gray and dark blue, and the Pro version will not get a gold color this year. Old rumors claimed that both the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max would have a dark red color option, but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore.
Apple has been looking at baby blue and pink as color options for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. However, multiple sources claim that a green color option is almost certainly specified for these two versions as well, with pink and yellow also present.
What about the camera?
We come to one of the most important aspects that every user looks at, and how not when Apple phones have the best photographic experience on their devices, and therefore it is logical to raise the ceiling of ambitions. After the iPhone 14 Pro models got a major upgrade, which is a 48-megapixel main sensor, it seems that we will continue with the same sensor in 2023, and the addition will be the telephoto sensor, which is expected to receive a major upgrade.
Apple lags behind many Android phones in terms of zoom capabilities, etc. So it would make sense for the Pro models to arrive in the iPhone 15 series with a possible upgrade in the Periscope Telephoto sensor.
With regard to the standard models, the regular iPhone 15 may receive its fair share of upgrades, as there have been many reports that Apple may borrow the 48-megapixel sensor that we saw in the 2022 models and use it in this phone, which is definitely a welcome addition, this would transfer the camera experience to another level.
Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple will give its "Pro" models some unique features and could include exclusive features in its 6.7-inch devices compared to the smaller models. But it certainly seems counterintuitive to know that the iPhone 15 Pro Max will come with the best upgrades and will be well marketed to achieve satisfactory sales for the company.
Apple will definitely cooperate with Sony to benefit from its services in manufacturing lenses, and for those who are wondering about the possibility of including macro / depth sensors in the iPhone 15 lineup, it seems illogical that this would happen because there is already a macro photography mode that is very excellent and in return there is no urgent need Almost all users have using the depth sensor.
Will we see an Ultra version?
There has been a lot of news over the past period that Apple may add a completely new phone to the series, which is the iPhone 15 Ultra, instead of the usual Pro Max model. There were rumors about the iPhone 15 Ultra before, but everyone was expecting that this would be the fifth phone in the lineup, but that may not happen in the end.
There have also been some reports that Apple wants to better differentiate the iPhone 15 Ultra from the iPhone 15 Pro — rather than screen size being the main point of difference. But so far we don't have a clear picture of what these changes might actually be. There are longstanding rumors that Apple is working hard to launch an iPhone without any bezels at all. iPhone 15 Ultra may be the most lucky to have the honor of being the first phone from Apple to come with a port-free design that does not require a physical connector. We could also see several custom features in this upcoming phone that improve durability, especially if Apple uses the titanium alloy design that debuted in the new Apple Watch Ultra.
We still have a lot of time until the unveiling of the iPhone 15, but this is it! We can't get too far away from Apple, a series is being launched and we're soon swept up in the midst of leaks and news regarding the next series.
The expected addition of USB-C might tempt those who haven't yet fallen in love with iOS, while the expected gains for the 3nm A17 chip could cement Apple's already strong lead over the best Android phones in terms of speed and performance. .
The potential price increase is a major concern, and we'd love to hear more rumors and news about improvements to the cameras and photography experience, but given that we're several months away from the iPhone 15 release date at this point, there's plenty of time for more news. And the leaks, which come with a great deal of excitement.