Apple hasn't used the Plus name on its smartphones since 2017, but it revived it in 2022 with the iPhone 14 Plus. Just as before, the new model increases the screen size of the standard model, but keeps most of the other tech features in place. Fits in that confusing space between the cheaper iPhone 14 and the pricier Pro model, so what about the iPhone 15 Plus?
Then he announced that the good reputation of this version began last year when the iPhone 14 Plus was revealed, which began to achieve large sales, and the phone that achieved and succeeded, which was unable to issue the Mini, did not decipher its symbols and disappeared, and the company did not launch it again after it did not achieve any notable successes. . So what will it be like with the iPhone 15 Plus in this series? Is the phone coming soon with an attractive upgrade or will it just be a refined phone? Will you remain popular or be proud of your current fanbase? This is what we will explore today with everything related to the specifications and price of the iPhone 15 Plus.
I've always loved the iPhone Plus versions. The iPhone 14 Plus is a peppy, big-screen phone with “good enough” photography and excellent battery life, but it seems to be popular among smartphone users. However, the iPhone 15 Plus may have a bigger impact.
Launched alongside the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, the iPhone 15 Plus comes with some updates that make it feel more modern and stylish than its predecessor, changes that also make it more attractive to those who want to own a phone with a larger screen.
Despite retaining the most important outlines of the past few iPhone generations, all iPhone 15 series phones – including the 15 Plus – now have smooth, rounded edges. This may be especially important for the 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Plus, because during our brief trial with it, we found it to be more comfortable to hold than previous larger iPhones.
Without going into too many details, let's get to know our comprehensive and detailed iPhone 15 Plus review, as well as everything you want to know about the 2023 iPhone Plus release.
There is no specific information on pricing at this time, but we can expect the starting price from last year's model pricing, which was $900 for the standard version. There is no news, as of this writing, about any possible intention of Apple regarding raising the prices of its lineup of phones in 2023, and therefore the American company may adhere to the same pricing policy for the iPhone 14 series.
If there is a price increase, it may be up to $ 50 only, in order to maintain the price category in which the phone is located, and therefore the price of the iPhone 15 Plus version 6 + 128 GB will range from 900 – 950 dollars, while the version 6 + 256 GB will be sold for 950 – 1000 dollars, while the expected pricing for the higher version 6 + 512 GB is about 1000 - 1050 dollars.
This pricing may vary from one country to another and is certainly not binding on all markets, as the price may reach $1,200 according to many data that affect the official price list, such as customs, taxes of all kinds and types, greed of merchants, and other factors that may raise the price of the phone by more than 25%. .
Update on September 12, 2023: The phone was officially launched at a price of $900, as we expected, for the basic version that comes with an internal storage capacity of 128 GB, while the 256 GB version will be priced for $1,000, and the company chose to price the higher version, 512 GB, for $1,200.
Certainly, the date of the announcement will not be in the spring or in the middle of summer, as the smart phone community is accustomed to the fact that Apple usually holds its conferences in September. This habit did not differ except in the leap year at the height of the Corona pandemic, but then the company returned to regularity in the September schedule.
With a large percentage, the iPhone 15 Plus will be officially unveiled in the first ten days of September 2023, along with the rest of the series phones, for sure, unless there are any pitfalls or problems that may affect the delivery schedule. The phone may not reach the shelves of shops in various markets until the end of September or the beginning of October, but by Halloween it will be available in all markets and countries.
Update: The phone was officially launched alongside the rest of the other series phones on September 12, 2023 during the annual event that Apple holds every year in order to reveal its most prominent products and releases.
At a glance, the iPhone 15 Plus looks a lot like the iPhone 14 Plus, but closer inspection reveals design changes that make the larger 15 Plus more comfortable to hold than the iPhone 14 Plus. It's also a little lighter. The phone doesn't have the nifty new Action button. It still has the classic ring/silent switch.
The phone is full of recycled materials from the 75% aluminum frame to precious metals, like the 100% recycled cobalt in the battery. Apple plans to make its phones carbon neutral as well, but the 15 Plus is just a step on that particular journey.
The reason for the great popularity that the iPhone 15 Plus may gain is to give people who may have to pay a large amount in order to purchase the higher version of the iPhone 15 Pro The chance to get an iPhone with a big screen.
It's a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display with a resolution of 2778 x 1284 pixels, HDR support, Apple's True Tone, notch on top, and 120Hz refresh rate for the first time ever on an Apple phone other than the Pro models.
The Plus version used makes for a great video and gaming experience on the phone, and while a lot of that is down to the large, bright screen and excellent viewing angles, the speakers are great too. You'll notice that it will bring your games to life and the emotion of your video watching, and we certainly don't need to tell you that the speakers here are way better than the ones you get in almost all other smartphones regardless of the price. iPhone 15 Plus significantly innovates the multimedia viewing experience, thanks to its impressive display.
I find the larger 6.7-inch screen on the iPhone 15 Plus very pleasant and wide (even if the bezels aren't as thin as they are on the two Pro models) but it's frustrating that despite having a Super Retina XDR OLED display, the phone's display is still stuck at 60Hz. , while the Pro models get ultra-smooth 120Hz ProMotion displays.
However, in practice, I find it hard to believe that most consumers will notice a difference in daily use. However, unlike the iPhone 15 Pro Max, Always On support for this display is limited and will make the experience of using the new iOS 17 standby somewhat different. Instead of it staying (dimmed) while you sleep, you'll still have to tap to wake the screen.
While the screen appears to be unchanged from last year, this is not the case. The iPhone 15 Plus display now features the same Dynamic Island feature found on the iPhone 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max, iPhone 15 Pro, and 15 Pro Max.
Design-wise, the camera system may look the same as the one on the iPhone 14 and 13 series before it, but the iPhone 15 Plus camera setup comes with a major upgrade. The main sensor, which for many years was 12 megapixels, decided to use one of the main features of the iPhone 14 Pro and borrowed from it the main camera, which has a resolution of 48 megapixels.
When launching the iPhone 14 series, Apple created a bigger gap than users were unfortunately accustomed to, by announcing the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus with the same A15 Bionic chip that we saw for the first time the previous year, while the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max were launched exclusively with the A16 chip. Bionic is the most powerful and energy efficient.
For 2023, the company has continued to rely on the same trend as the current year, with the iPhone 15 Plus (and iPhone 15) gaining access to the A16 Bionic chip from last year, while this year's 15 Pro models feature the much more powerful A17 Pro processor with a difference. marked.
There's no doubt that the phone's A16 Bionic chip can handle almost anything the user wants to do, and if it behaves the same way as it did in the Pro versions last year, the phone still has plenty of power and hardware to take on even the new flagship Android phones in the past year. Standard battles.
Storage remains unchanged from last year, with the base version arriving with 128GB of storage, 256GB, and 512GB options (the iPhone 15 Pro also starts at 128GB while the Pro Max starts at 256GB). The battery may be a little larger (Apple hasn't officially disclosed the capacity) but battery life is unchanged from last year.
Apple is still counting on a 50% charge in 30 minutes and the same 15W and 7.5W wireless charging speeds for MagSafe, but after that, the iPhone 15 Plus should still be able to last all day without a problem. And yes, it should outlast the smaller, cheaper iPhone 15.
Cheaper than the iPhone 15 Pro: One criticism of the iPhone 14 Plus was the high price of $899, especially given how not great the phone looked on paper. We don't expect the iPhone 15 Plus to get a price cut, but we haven't heard anything about a price hike either. This does not apply to the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, which are rumored to receive a price increase of between $100 and $200, respectively.
We still don't know if the price of the iPhone 15 will rise, but rumors suggest that manufacturing costs could have risen by up to 12%. If Apple passes all this extra cost on to consumers, it means the price of the iPhone 15 Plus could rise by more than $100.
Nominating the phone to consumers won't be ideal if the price hike actually happens, but in the end the iPhone 15 Plus will still be significantly cheaper than the Pro and Pro Max models. Assuming the $200 price hike is accurate, the iPhone 15 Pro will cost $1,199, while the Pro Max will cost up to $1,299. This means you can save up to $300 when you choose the iPhone 15 Plus.
A larger screen than the iPhone 15: We do not expect any major changes in the design of the iPhone 15 series phones, and that certainly includes the size of the phone screens. The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro are expected to have the same 6.1-inch display as their iPhone 14 counterparts, while the iPhone 15 Plus and iPhone 15 Pro max are expected to remain at 6.7 inches.
While there are no options for anyone who wants a smaller phone, those who prefer a larger screen will have to choose between the iPhone 15 Plus and iPhone 15 Ultra. Given the high cost of the upcoming Ultra version, the iPhone 15 Plus is likely to be the better alternative for big-screen fans.
However, the Plus is unlikely to get more premium screen features, such as the LTPO display – which offers a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. In fact, we may not see a change from 60Hz LTPS displays until the iPhone 17 launches.
All the features of the iPhone 15 but with a bigger battery: The only major difference between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus is the size, and from what we've heard so far that will be the same this year. This means the iPhone 15 Plus will get all the same upgrades, including things like USB-C connectivity, Dynamic Island, an A16 Bionic chipset, and perhaps even a 48-megapixel camera lens with a larger sensor — which will help capture more light.
Not to mention the fact that rumors currently claim that the iPhone 15 Plus will feature a massive 4,912 mAh battery. That's larger than all three other iPhone 15 models, including the iPhone 15 Pro Max. We don't know how well it will perform for sure, but since the iPhone 14 Pro Max has one of the best phone battery lives with a 4,323 mAh battery, the iPhone 15 Plus could definitely come close.
You'll miss out on all the big upgrades coming to the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. So you may have to sacrifice a titanium frame, a 3nm A17 Bionic chip, and many other features. The fact that the phone is a regular version and not a Pro means that you will not get a telephoto camera either. But if you can handle life without all the Pro upgrades, the iPhone 15 Plus is still a significant upgrade over last year.
Some may consider buying the iPhone 15 Pro Max this year, but in the end, backing out of that step will not make you feel much regret, since using the iPhone 15 Plus will be a cheap alternative. There's no doubt that the larger screen will be amazing, will make reading more comfortable for longer, and will also be really great for gaming – but the overall size of the phone may be a downside for some users.
Keep in mind that the iPhone 15 Plus is a rather large device. It will occupy the entire pocket space, and the user will not be able to use it easily with one hand, but in return it is the cheap and ideal alternative for those who want an experience similar to the Pro Max version, but at a reasonable price and without making any major compromises that detract from much of the user experience.
With last year's chipset and the absence of an Action button, the iPhone 15 Plus may seem like just a limited upgrade over last year's version. The truth is that the A16 Bionic is still an ultra-fast and powerful chip. Let's also not forget that the iPhone 15 Plus has a slightly updated design, a USB-C port, and even the Dynamic Island feature that we always wished existed in the standard versions.
Best of all, it now has a big 48-megapixel camera and is backed by all sorts of new iPhone camera tricks, which will let you do many of the same things you can do with the more expensive iPhone 15 Pro (and Pro Max). For those who want to enjoy a large iPhone screen without the expense, the now more powerful iPhone 15 Plus could definitely become a winning option for the user.
|Announcement Date||September 12, 2023|
|Launch Date||September 22, 2023|
|Dimensions||160.9 x 77.8 x 7.8 mm (6.33 x 3.06 x 0.31 in)|
|Phone Materials||Glass front (Corning Glass), glass back (Corning Glass), aluminum frame|
|Phone Colors||Black, green, blue, yellow, pink|
|Display||Super Retina XDR OLED|
|Resolution||1290 x 2796 pixels, a pixel density of 460 pixels per inch|
|protection layer||Ceramic Shield glass|
|Screen-to-body ratio||88.0% screen-to-body ratio|
- 2000 nits max brightness
- Dolby Vision
- Wide color gamut
|Chipset||Apple A16 Bionic - 4 nm|
|CPU||Hexa Core (2x3.46GHz Everest + 4x2.02GHz Sawtooth)|
|GPU||Apple GPU - Five Core|
|Internal Storage||128 - 256 - 512 GB|
|1st Sensor||48 MP, f/1.8, (wide)|
|2nd Sensor||12 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)|
|Features||Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)|
|Video Recording||4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, Dolby Vision HDR, stereo sound rec.|
- 12 MP (wide), f/2.2 aperture
- SL 3D Camera
|Video Recording||4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS|
|Capacity||4383 mAh non-removable|
|Fast Charging||25W - Up to 50% in 20 minutes - USB Power Delivery 3.0|
|wireless charging||15W - MagSafe|
|Other features of the sound||24-bit/192 kHz audio|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot|
|Model number||A2847 - A3096 - A3094 - A3093|
|Phone Name||iPhone 15 Plus|
|Price in US Dollar||$900|
|Price in Saudi Arabia||3380 SAR|
|Price in Iraq||1.314.500 IQD|
|Price in India||74000 INR|
|Price in Egypt||27.800 EGP|